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

  • Helped defeat proposals to increase the state excise tax on beer.
  • Helped defeat legislation that would have decreased a licensee’s right of appeal.
  • Defeated legislation to allow credit sales among licensees.
  • Kept mandatory deposit bills and referendums bottled up.
  • Blocked legislation to legalize interstate sales of beer.
  • Eliminated language from a bill to permit food stores to sell candy that contains liquor.
  • Lobbied against legislation to privatize our state store system to benefit only big business.
  • Revised the bad check reporting rules.
  • Helped secure injunctive relief in federal court against mail-order beer clubs.
  • Blocked legislation to allow licenses to be transferred out of county.
  • Helped defeat attempts to impose additional restrictions on beer advertising.
  • Helped to eliminate the surety bond requirement.
  • Assisted in having written opinions of the PLCB made binding on the State Police BLCE.
  • Drafted and secured passage of false ID legislation.
  • By the Wilsbach decision, secured exemptions for distributors from paying mercantile taxes.
  • Blocked legislation to reverse the Wilsbach decision.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Franchise Law.
  • Drafted and secured passage of the Territorial Law.
  • Promoted and participated in alcohol education and awareness programs.
  • Helped to eliminate Special Occupation Tax.

Distributors Political Action Committee - DISPAC

Recent News:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially changed the federal minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21.

Recently we have been updating members about a change to Pennsylvania state law that moved the purchase age of tobacco to 21 by June 2020. On December 20th that all went out the window when President Trump signed a new bill into law changing the national purchase age...

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PLCB Makes Changes to Advisory Notice #9

At its December 18, 2019 meeting, the PLCB voted to approve an update to Advisory Notice No. 9, which is the advisory notice that lists the additional items all Distributors are permitted to sell.    The following items have been added to the list of items...

House Liquor Committee Advances Bill to Expand Wine Sales for Wine Expanded Permit Holders

The House Liquor Committee concluded 2019 by reporting out for consideration by the full house a bill that will allow Wine Expanded Permit holders to sell a case of wine, an increase from four bottles. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R- Allegheny and...

State raises tobacco purchasing age from 18 to 21

After a bipartisan push from both chambers of the legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf signed two bills into law that will have major ramifications on the sale and use of tobacco products statewide.Under the new law, the purchasing age for tobacco products rises from 18 to 21,...

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