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Big Changes in Arkansas for Wine and Spirits Brand Registrations

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

Big changes regarding alcohol regulations continue to unfold for Arkansas this year with the passage of HB 1480, now Act 1105 (signed into law shortly Arkansas’ recent direct shipping bill). Act 1105 effectively changes the current wine and spirits brand registration process. Below is a table comparing the current requirements with the new requirements outlined [...]

June 20th, 2013

NCSLA 2013 Conference Presents “COLA Changes on the Horizon”

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 11, 2013 CONTACT: Pamela Frantz, Executive Director 847-721-6410 The National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, Incorporated (NCSLA) will assemble June 24-28th on the island of Oahu at the Sheraton Waikiki Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii for its 2013 annual meeting and conference. Serving as conference host is the Honolulu Liquor Commission. [...]

April 11th, 2013

Virginia and Third Parties – What You Need To Know Before November 4

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

In July of 2009, the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (Virginia ABC) sent out Circular Letter 09-05 to Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipper and Beer Shipper licensees, prohibiting Direct Shippers from contracting with third parties for receiving or shipping orders on behalf of the licensee. Since then, Virginia has been working with industry members to outline [...]

November 2nd, 2012

A New COLA Form for Faster Reviews

By Jessamyn Boltz - ShipCompliant Research Team

In 2011, over 146,000 alcoholic beverage label applications were submitted to the Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), an almost 10% increase from the prior year. Yet, while the amount of label applications goes up, the resources available to the TTB for processing these applications goes down due to [...]

July 13th, 2012

Kansas Issues Revenue Ruling and Amends License Term

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Governor Parkinson of Kansas signed SB 452 into law, changing the license term for a Special Order Shipping License from one year to two years. The legislation became effective on July 1, 2010. The fee for a new Special Order Shipping License was adjusted to $150 to reflect the new two-year license term.  Current holders [...]

September 20th, 2010