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Posts from the Legislation Category

South Dakota Direct Shipping Bill Needs One More Push

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

South Dakota is one of the few remaining states that prohibits the direct-to-consumer shipment of wine, but that could change if supporters of wine shipping quickly encourage the South Dakota House of Representatives to support SB 114. And speed is of the essence since SB 114 must pass out of the House by March 11 [...]

February 26th, 2014

How to make compliant shipments to Arkansas

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Following up on Sarah’s post about the new permit applications being available in Arkansas, we wanted to give you a quick update on how we’re handling some of the unique requirements in the Arkansas law. The bottom line is that you can now make compliant shipments to Arkansas if you’ve completed the permit process. Continue [...]

February 11th, 2014

Wine & Spirit Suppliers to Arkansas Must Register Products by End of Year

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

With passage of HB 1480 (now titled “Act 1105“), the state of Arkansas is requiring that all wine and spirits suppliers actively distributing wine and spirits into the state must register each distributed product with the state. Wine & spirits products (beer is not required) currently in distribution must be registered by December 31 and [...]

December 16th, 2013

Will Massachusetts Lawmakers Finally Act?

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

In January of 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the judgment of the District Court in the case of Family Winemakers of California v. Jenkins. This ruling struck down the 30,000 gallon capacity cap, which excluded 98% of domestic wines from shipment to Massachusetts. Although this represented a big [...]

November 11th, 2013

Logistics Shippers and Carrier License Applications Required in North Dakota

By Sarah Fine - ShipCompliant Research Team

An update to North Dakota’s existing direct shipping law is going into effect today, August 1. Passed earlier this year, the new law maintains much of the existing law surrounding direct shipping, but also adds two new licenses, “Logistics Shipper License” and “Alcohol Carrier License”, in addition to new shipment reports. Since April of 2010, [...]

August 1st, 2013