About Us | Accomplishments

What has the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association Done For You and Your Business?

For all of those that have questioned the accomplishments of the only statewide organization fighting exclusively for you business and your rights, the following information contains multitudes of reasons why you should become a member today!


Legislative Accomplishments From 2011 Through 2013

  • Passage of Tavern Games

  • Stopped the Privatization Bill that would have raised prices and lowered the value of your license 

  • Alcohol and food sales off-premise 50 times a year

  • Noise: Big improvement in penalties and distance to be heard 

  • Sunday alcohol sales at 9AM

  • Happy Hour modernization

  • Entertainment during extended food hours

  • Records on premise significantly lessened 

  • V.I.P. process updated

  • The first PLCB-Approved online RAMP Server/Seller course at www.ramptraining.com

  • Started process of PLCB being more accountable for ending and reversing conditional license agreements

  • Stopped Across the Bar Tax increase in Philadelphia: Effectively shutting down efforts from 3rd class cities from implementing tax (total 63)

  • Stopped removal of De Novo Rights

  • Stopped Wine-Only license for $1000

  • Accomplished accountability of Small Games of Chance in private clubs in Act 2

  • Stopped PLCB flexible pricing

  • Stopped Safe Ride Home Program

  • Stopped original Governor's proposal for thousands of new licenses

Past Legislative Accomplishments:

  • Modernized Happy Hour Laws
  • Catering Off-Premise with Alcohol
  • Successfully lobbied to allow women to tend bar

  • Increased State Store discount for licensees to 10%

  • Legislation passed to Create Happy Hours

  • Approved for all licensees to be open on St. Patrick's Day, even on Sundays

  • Got passed recycling law in lieu if deposits

  • Increased ounces of sale for off-premise consumption from 144 to 192

  • Licensees do not have to pay mercantile tax on alcohol

  • Made it legal for minors 16 years of age or older to work on licensed premises

  • Licensees able to be open on Election Days

  • All licensees can be open on New Years Eve regardless of day of the week

  • Minors permitted in licensed establishment with proper supervision

  • Secondary service area protected (decks)

  • Underage Drinking law passed

  • Sunday Sales Food Percentage decreased to 30% from 50%

  • No more food requirements for Sunday Sales Permit

  • Wine dispensing systems for retail licensees

  • Regulations permitting tournaments and contests on licensed premises

  • Special Occasion Permits restricted to licensee hours

  • Sales of promotional items by licensees

  • 180 day provisions on beer prices

  • PA Lottery tickets on licensed premises

  • Changing of law to give municipality and township final vote on any license transfers

  • Ended Resort licenses

  • Pizza Hut exemption

  • Exempting pre-1939 Hotel liquor licensees from room requirements

  • Premiums paid for licenses to be kept in safekeeping after 2 years instead of the deletion of said license

  • Using driver licenses, passports, visas, and military identification cards as valid ID

  • Retail licenses of an incorporated unit of a national veterans' organization is not transferable to any other organization or person

  • Extended the hours of Sunday Sales for all licensees

  • Licensees able to receive and display product signs and memorabilia from ID's and D's

  • Extended Hours Food License for Licensees to serve food from 2am to 7am

  • Ability to sell alcoholic ciders

  • All licensees to be open on for Super-Bowls

  • Ended Special Occupancy Tax ($250.00 annually)