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:

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

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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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