Kansas Association
of Beverage Retailers

 

 

 

 
 

Benefits of membership include:                      Join KABR at this link.

· Discounted association rates on credit card processing.  Contact Patrick Schreiner with Heartland Payment Systems by email or phone 913-748-1414.

· Free and reduced rates for retailer training by certified instructors. 

· Strength in numbers...a strong united KABR has clout!

· Paid lobbyist in Topeka to work for us and watch for unexpected legislation and provide the information you need to be effective when promoting our independent liquor stores.  The office also provides answers to everyday industry questions.

· Effective legislative advocacy efforts and regular legislator/retailer events - know that your voice is heard by getting to know your elected Representatives and Senators.

· Meetings and conferences offer the opportunity to share input and to learn the latest developments.

· Can also include membership in the American Beverage Licensees, which hosts the national industry convention and lobbies for the industry in Washington, DC.  (add’l fee)

Some recent work of KABR includes

· Participated in 2017 Beer Law development to require:  Wholesale beer price equity for liquor stores v. big box stores, State Enforcement Authority in big box grocery and convenience stores, and hold the line at 6% alcohol by volume beer for non-liquor stores.  Members of the Uncork Coalition are not to return to the Legislature to ask for sales of stronger alcohol products including wine and spirits for ten years after the April 1 2019 start date.  KABR led the fight to defeat Uncork liquor deregulation for 8 years, including 14 years against strong beer deregulation prior to the Uncork battles.

· Helped to establish online licensing for Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

· Participated in development of rules and regulations at Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

· Lobbied the ABC to establish education options and reduced fines and four year sunset for violations.

· Supported and passed law to establish two year liquor licenses.

· Successfully amended bill that would have suspended drivers licenses of retailers who fail stings.

· Worked with ABC to change the way citations are prosecuted, requiring 30 days notice to licensee.

 

Dues Structure:

Standard annual dues structure is based on the following voluntary designation:

Light traffic:      (sales up to $750,000)               -    $30.00 per month

Medium traffic: (sales $750,000 to $1,500,000)  -    $50.00 per month

Heavy traffic:    (sales of more than $1,500,000) -    $100.00 per month 

Dues are 50% deductible as a business expense.  Contributions are 100% deductible as a business expense.



Kansas Association of Beverage Retailers       P.O. Box 3842, Topeka, KS  66604      Email KABR  

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