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Aug 22, 2018

Surprise – Your Liquor License Can Be Suspended

Since the passage of Act 44 of 2017, Pennsylvania establishments which serve alcohol are now in danger of being shut down by unannounced compliance checks performed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. These checks can suspend a liquor license immediately at the time of the inspection.  » Read More

Oct 27, 2016

House and Senate Pass HB-1196 – More Than Just a Fix-It Bill to Act 39

Late last night, the House and Senate passed 1196, touted as a fix-it bill to Act 39, which was the largest single piece of Liquor Code reform since Prohibition.  As I have detailed in many releases, Act 39 provided many new opportunities for various stakeholders, and also created a lot of questions.  » Read More

Sep 14, 2016

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Announces First License Auction

An interesting part of Pennsylvania’s Act 39 of 2016 (“Act 39”) has finally started to come to fruition.  On September 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (“PLCB”) issued a Press Release regarding the long anticipated auction of the 1,200 restaurant licenses (“R-licenses”) that have expired since 2000, which was enacted into law as part of Act 39 on August 8, 2016.  » Read More

Sep 01, 2016

RAMP Under Act 39 of 2016: Who is Required to Complete Server/Seller Training

As you may be aware, Act 39 of 2016 (“Act 39”) took effect on August 8, 2016, and it brought with it much confusion with regard to the many aspects of the Liquor Code.  One area that has brought the most confusion is with Act 39’s new Responsible Alcohol Management Program (“RAMP”) requirements for licensees, specifically for the servers/sellers of said licensees.  » Read More