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POWDERED ALCOHOL

Twenty states have introduced legislation regarding powdered alcohol in 2015. Louisiana, Alaska, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have enacted bans on selling powdered alcohol, while Delaware and Michigan enacted legislation that includes powdered alcohol in their definitions of alcohol.

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EMERGENCE OF BITCOIN LEGISBRIEF

LegisBrief Graphic Of the many options available for Internet transactions, Bitcoin is the most popular of available cryptocurrencies. However, Bitcoins are not insured by any entity, and are vulnerable to loss and theft by hackers. State and federal officials are seeking solutions to Bitcoin taxability and regulation.

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INTERNET GAMBLING AND LOTTERIES

New Jersey became the third state in the U.S. to authorize Internet gambling in February of this year. Nevada also enacted modifications to their Internet gambling law to allow for interstate compacts, among other provisions. Currently, Georgia and Illinois offer the sale of lottery tickets over the Internet. Review the 2014 state legislation here.

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NCSL collects information on the state role in interstate commerce including the regulation of alcohol, economic development, gambling and lotteries, job creation and trade.

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