Here’s what we’ve done to promote your business:

  • Supported Clean Air Act exclusion for distributors.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to permit distributors to open for beer sales on Sundays.
  • Lobbied for and secured passage of legislation to allow beer tastings on a distributor’s premises.
  • Supported legislation to limit the time that a license can be held in safekeeping.
  • Drafted and secured passage of legislation to allow distributors to accept credit cards from consumers.
  • Obtained approval from the PLCB for distributors to sell items in addition to beer.
  • Had alcoholic cider defined as a malt beverage to allow sales by distributors.
  • Legalized placing the trade name on a distributor’s building.
  • Increased the number of product signs allowed for display in windows and doorways.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Quota Law.

Distributors Political Action Committee - DISPAC

Recent News:

Governor proposes $12 minimum wage with increase of 50 cents per hour annual increase until 2024 ($15/hour)

Governor proposes $12 minimum wage with increase of 50 cents per hour annual increase until 2024 ($15/hour) Governor Tom Wolf has proposed increasing the minimum wage to $12, with annual increases thereafter to take it to $15. The current rate of $7.25 was established...

Selling Products from Out-of-State Manufacturers

Selling Products from Out-of-State Manufacturers – Some members have inquired about the possibility of selling products from craft breweries located in other states.  Under the beer distribution system in Pennsylvania, out-of-state manufacturers are required to give...

Sheetz wages war against mandatory on-premises sales

Sheetz wages war against mandatory on-premises sales. Sheetz again will ask to own a retail license but not sell on-premises. They lost before in a suit filed by the MBDA, but still want this. So do most other convenience stores, grocery stores, Wal-Mart and Costco....

Eighth Auction License Bids due March 25.

Eighth Auction License Bids due March 25. Auction selection is controversial. The LCB has scheduled its 8th zombie license auction for March 25.  Sealed bids include one license in each of the following 25 counties: Berks, Blair, Bucks, Clearfield, Dauphin, Delaware,...

Senate names Sen. Pat Stefano Chairman of Law and Justice Committee

Senator Pat Stefano was elected to represent the 32nd Senatorial District in November of 2014 in his first run for public office. He is a lifelong resident of Fayette County and a third-generation operator of his family’s printing company, Stefano’s Printing. Stefano...

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