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Beverage Licensees Urge Congress to Provide COVID-19 Relief to Hospitality Businesses

March 1, 2022

Nearly two years since the onset of the pandemic, many bars, taverns and independent restaurants remain underwater and are struggling to get back on their feet, pay off debt, or otherwise recover from the significant setbacks caused by the pandemic. As Congress considers legislation to fund the government and federal programs, now is the time…

Sales Territories by Beer Wholesalers – SB 959

February 23, 2022

Rep. Knodl and Sen. Stroebel have introduced SB 959 which would eliminate the requirement under current law that a brewer can only give one wholesaler exclusive distribution rights for a brand in a designated sales territory. Under current law, a beer wholesaler must enter into a written agreement with a brewer before selling and delivering…

TLW Suppots AB 762/SB 834 – Media Advertising Tax Credit

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports this legislation authored by Senator Roger Roth and Representative Todd Novak. Assembly Bill 762 and Senate Bill 834 would provide a tax credit for businesses that purchase advertising in local media outlets. The 5-year tax credit directed at small and medium sized businesses would allow them to take a…

TLW Opposes SB 57/AB 71 – Alcohol Delivery

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin opposes legislation authored by Senator Duey Stroebel and Representative Gary Tauchen that would allow restaurants and grocery stores to deliver beer, wine, and intoxicating liquor. The reason the hospitality industry is highly regulated is to protect public safety and to minimize underage drinking, public drunkenness, and drunken driving. Allowing for…

TLW Supports AB 587/SB 572 – Reducing Swipe Fees

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 587 and Senate Bill 572, authored by Representative Tyler Vorpagel and Senator Dan Feyen. Assembly Bill 587 and Senate Bill 572 would eliminate the imposition of credit card swipe fees on the tax portion of a sales transaction. Retailers in Wisconsin are required to collect and remit…

TLW Opposes Craft Retail Outlet Legislation

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin opposes legislation that has been drafted that will allow craft brewers, wineries and distillers to open full-service retail outlets. Under the proposal, these producers would be allowed to open and operate up to three retail outlets per each permit they own, depending on the size of their operations. The full-service…

TLW Supports Restaurant Revitalization Grants – AB 717/SB 690

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 717 and Senate Bill 690, authored by Senator Roger Roth and Representative Robert Wittke. Assembly Bill 717 and Senate Bill 690 create a tax exemption for income received in the form of a grant from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, which was enacted at the federal level under…

TLW Supports AB 364 – Retailer Purchases of Beer from Class A

February 23, 2022

The Tavern League of Wisconsin supports Assembly Bill 364 authored by Representative Dan Knodl. Assembly Bill 364 was introduced to assist retailers who are having a difficult time receiving product from wholesalers. Under the bill, a retailer who purchases 15 cases of beer or less in one month, or 48 liters or more of intoxicating…

Website How-To’s

February 14, 2022

Quick video tutorials to help you make the most of your TLW membership. How to Pay an Invoice From Your TLW Profile Save time and postage by paying your membership invoices and registrations online. Here’s how. How to Mange Your Autopay and Billing for TLW An easy way to setup your ACH or credit card…

Lawmakers Advocate for Transparent System for Performance Music

December 23, 2021

As anyone who has run a tavern can attest, navigating the world of music copyright laws can be a daunting task. Music can help bring value to your business, though making sure you are complying with existing laws can be difficult. Failure to do so can bring legal and financial consequences. ASCAP (American Society of…

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