Legislative

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


News
Registration Now Available for the Center for Alcohol Policy 2010 Legal Symposium   September 16, 2010

Some of the top legal minds in the country will gather at the Center for Alcohol Policy's Legal Symposium to explore, debate and discuss current alcohol laws and the challenges facing them.More>>

News
WSWA Supports “We Don’t Serve Teens” Program for a Fourth Consecutive Year   September 8, 2010

For the fourth year in a row, WSWA’s members will provide materials free of charge to retailers carrying the “We Don’t Serve Teens” message. More>>

Article
Destructive Device   September 8, 2010

If standard on all cars, ignition interlock will hurt your business and drive us back to Prohibition.More>>

FDA Article
FDA Releases Menu Labeling Guidance   September 7, 2010

Yes, alcohol beverages fall under the umbrella of the federal nutrition labeling requirements, according to guidelines released by the FDA recently. More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
New York's Mandatory Interlock Law Kicks In   August 4, 2010

New York's ignition interlock law goes into effect on Aug. 15, but the legislators in Suffolk County are grappling with how to pay for enforcement, which will fall on the shoulder of probation departments.More>>

News
Leading Beverage Alcohol Legal Expert Scoffs at Activists' Claim About H.R. 5034   July 16, 2010

Leading beverage alcohol legal expert Marc Sorini sent a letter July 1 to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. John Conyers, Jr., dispelling misperceptions regarding the wholesaler-crafted bill H.R. 5034.More>>

Donna Hood Crecca
Federal Funding for Interlocks — Bad Idea   July 14, 2010

Does $60 million in federal funding for research into in-vehicle ignition interlock devices sound like a good idea to you?More>>

Donna Hood Crecca Article
Industry Issue: Federal Funding for Interlocks Moves Ahead   July 12, 2010

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the ROADS SAFE act, which calls for $60 million in funding over five years to research and develop in-vehicle blood alcohol detection and ignition interlock systems.More>>

News
Restaurant Group to Sen. Schumer: Alcohol Detectors Don’t Belong in All Cars   July 8, 2010

Today the American Beverage Institute criticized Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) for driving a movement to mandate alcohol detection devices in all cars.More>>

Capitol Hill Article
Industry Issues: Understanding the CARE Act   June 30, 2010

The CARE Act is a controversial issue for wholesalers, who want to reinforce the 21st Amendment and alcohol supplier trade associations, who denounce the Act.More>>



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