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Major Changes to PA Liquor Code Act 39 of 2016

By now you are aware that Pennsylvania has enacted new amendments to the Liquor Code when Governor Wolf signed Act 39 of 2016 into law on June 8, 2016. The law takes effect 60 days from that date. One aim of the law is to change the manner in the way the Commonwealth...

Small Games of Chance Act

You may know that Governor Corbett signed into law the Local Option Small Games of Chance Act, known as Act 90 of 2013.  This Act will permit certain liquor licenses to obtain what will be known as a “tavern gaming license” which will allow licensees to operate or...

Follow up to Article on Changes as Result of Act 113

As a follow-up to last month’s column, here are two (2) more changes made to the Liquor Code, which licensees need to know: 1. NSF Checks for Beer The new law which Governor Corbett signed on December 22, 2011, which is titled Act 113 of 2011, set up a new procedure...

Liquor Code changes as a Result of Act 113 of 2011

Licensees should know that there have been additional beneficial changes to the Liquor Code as the result of Governor Corbett signing Act 113 of 2011 into law on December 22, 2011. There are a number of changes as hours of operation and reporting requires, which I...

Changed Law as to Happy Hours

There has been a beneficial change in the Liquor Code regarding happy hours which is now in effect as of June 28, 2011.  The time periods for “happy hours” in which a retail licensee may discount the price of alcoholic beverages has been expanded from two (2) hours to...