With the 2018 regular legislative session underway in Kentucky, there is certainly the potential for hospitality law to experience significant change as it has for the last several years. HB 136 is one of the pending bills that could have the biggest impact for at least one segment of the hospitality industry; It would relieve some administrative burden on the still rapidly expanding microbrewery industry. The biggest potential change, however, comes from a new proposed regulation by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”), 804 KAR 9:051, to repeal the regulations regarding quota retail licenses. The effort to repeal the quota licenses now has the interest of legislators, and that will likely see discussion in the General Assembly.
It's been an exciting week for Kentucky's distillers with the passage of HB 400, legislation that allows distillery visitors to purchase alcohol and have it shipped to their homes. Visitors can also participate in "club" programs in which the distillery may ship products to users in regular intervals.
Today, The Bourbon Review features an update from McBrayer Member Stephen G. Amato on HB 400 and the passage of quota deregulation measure SB 110 under their section "Bourbon without Borders." Read it here.
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In This Month's Edition:
- The New Common Consumption Area and other new laws [Kansas]
- A CASE WORTHY OF STUDY FOR ANYONEA CASE WORTHY OF STUDY FOR ANYONEHANDLING ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS
- Hawaii: Group files suit over liquor rule changes
- Kansas woman seeking body-cam video of police shooting wins her appeal
- IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWAREIN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF DELAWAREWORLD CLASS WHOLESALE, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, V. STAR INDUSTRIES, INC., A Delaware Corporation, Defendant.
- Nevada: Liquor Industry Lawsuit May Sideline Nevada's Cannabis Launch Date
- Utah: Liquor lobbying group declares war on UtahUtah: Liquor lobbying group declares war on Utahwith ad campaign in neighboring states over strict drunk driving law
- Impaired lawmakingImpaired lawmakingCommon sense goes tipsy with a new Utah drunken-driving statute
- Utah: Lawmakers Review New DUI Law but Won't Budge on 0.05 Limit
- Trump Says D.C. Wine Bar Can't Sue Him Over Unfair Competition
- 'Drunk driver' sues the bars that served him
- Washington: New Washington laws cover liquor samples,Washington: New Washington laws cover liquor samples,wine auctions, tasting rooms
- For Total Wine, it's total war against alcohol regulation
- Five Guys' Website Must Follow ADA Too, Blind Users Say
- Budweiser Uses Giveaway Fridges to Freeze Out Rivals, State Alleges
- Judge Likes Terminated WA Distribs' Case Against Pabst
- A-B: DOJ Ain't Balking, So Don't Come a Knockin'
- SENATE BILL 378- THE PROPOSED DEMISE OF DUE PROCESS FOR ALCOHOL LICENSEES
- Grocery Wine Sales Bring Major ChangeGrocery Wine Sales Bring Major ChangeTo Pennsylvania Retail LandscapeMay 31, 2017
- Terroir Life's Charles Banks Reaches Settlement With SECTerroir Life's Charles Banks Reaches Settlement With SEC
- The Ban on Consignment Sales The Ban on Consignment Sales Texas Supreme Court Weighs In on Tied House
In this edition:
Court Finds State's 3 Store ownership limit unconstitutional - Read
BevMo Complaint On Total Wine Is Referred To FTC, But Total Says It's Without Merit - Read
Understanding the Three-Tier System: Its Impacts on U.S. Craft Beer and You - Read
Dan Aykroyd Breaks Down Booze Bottle Angles In IP Trial
ROUND TWO: KAH TEQUILA V. CRYSTAL HEAD VODKA - Read More
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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA In The Supreme Court Retail Services & Systems, Inc., d/b/a Total Wine & More, Appellant, v. South Carolina Department of Revenue and ABC Stores of South Carolina, Respondents. Appellate Case No. 2014-002728 Appeal From Aiken County Doyet A. Early III, Circuit Court Judge Opinion No. 27709 Heard November 5, 2015 - Filed March 29, 2017