Legislative

News and articles on alcohol-related legislative measures and political issue for the on-premise industry.


Sarah Longwell Article
Your Drink Business at Risk   September 6, 2011

The American Beverage Institute urges operators to get involved as anti-alcohol groups work to prohibit the sale and enjoyment of alcohol in bars and restaurants. More>>

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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Urges State Legislators to Reject Privatization of the State's Wine and Spirits Shops   July 14, 2011

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder urged members of the State Legislature to reject State Representative Mike Turzai's legislation to privatize wine and spirits sales.More>>

Electric Daisy Carnival Article
Around the Scene: July 7, 2011   July 7, 2011

Jay-Z plans 40/40 Club in London, Insomniac's Electric Daisy Carnival is a success, "Jersey Shore" cast blamed for B.E.D.'s closing. Meanwhile, Rhode Island extends nightclub hours and Ohio passes a bill to allow concealed weapons in clubs. More>>

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National Restaurant Association Files Menu Labeling Comments    July 6, 2011

The National Restaurant Association files comments regarding the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) draft menu labeling regulations. More>>

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New Maryland Alcohol Tax Causes Headaches for Restaurants   July 6, 2011

The widely publicized 3% increase in the sales tax on alcoholic beverages took effect July 1, but restaurants and bar owners are already finding new problems with the law that went unnoticed by legislators. More>>

Utah State House Article
Utah's Alcohol Law Affects Hospitality Industry   July 5, 2011

Utah Hospitality Association filed a lawsuit against the state over the passage of Senate Bill 314, which eliminates discount happy hour pricing and limits the number of liquor licenses issued. More>>

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Activist “Researchers” Use Biased Study to Call for Lower BAC Levels    June 27, 2011

The American Beverage Institute criticized a new study, which claims that drinking even trace amounts of alcohol increases a person’s risk of being severely injured in a car crash. More>>

Bar Scene Article
Legal and Economic Woes Threaten Restaurant Industry   June 27, 2011

The National Restaurant Association, the Council of State Restaurant Associations and the National Federation of Independent Business filed a suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over its new tip-credit-notice regulation.More>>

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Restaurant and Small Business Organizations File Suit Against Department of Labor   June 17, 2011

The National Restaurant Association, Council of State Restaurant Associations and National Federation of Independent Business today filed suit against the U.S. Department of Labor over the Fair Labor Standards Act. More>>

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Senate Votes in Support of Swipe Fee Reform   June 9, 2011

America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers and their customers earned a major victory today as the Senate voted to continue on the path to debit card swipe fee reform for beverage licensees and other merchants. More>>



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