Objectives and MBDA Goals

  • Defeat chain stores’ efforts to enact bill creating “food service licenses” for supermarkets and conveniencestores that would allow them to sell beer exclusively for take-out in any package size of 6 packs or more, alongside other items carried by these stores, and paid for at the same register alongside thoseitems.
  • Allow beer distributors to sell packages of 22 ozs. or more to consumers.
  • Continue to protect our three-tier system.
  • Continue to preserve our Quota Law and Residency Requirement Law.
  • Continue to defeat all legislation that would unreasonably restrict a distributor’s sales and/or hinder your right to earn a living. They include: Food service licenses for supermarkets and convenience stores to sell beer. State and local governments increasing and/or imposing new taxes on distributors. Forcing distributors to take back empties from consumers. Placing additional restrictions on beer advertising. Requiring distributors to register kegs. Permitting interstate alcohol sales

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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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