Summary

The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) is the leading voice for over 3,500 bowling centers across the nation. We represent and work to empower bowling proprietors as they work to innovate their business, serve their consumers, and lead in their communities.

BPAA, led by its Government Affairs Committee, represents the bowling industry’s interests at the federal and state level. At the federal level, we are engaged on issues of tax, labor, alcohol, health care, and small business. At the state level, we work with our state associations and are engaged on issues of tax, labor, alcohol, food and beverage, and gaming.

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Members of the BPAA Government Affairs Team traveled to Washington D.C. in early October 2017 to meet with Members of Congress and senior level staff to discuss tax reform and how it affects BPAA and the bowling industry. From left to right: Bob Stubler (IL), Roger Nyquist (OR), Gary Forman (CA), Reggie Frederick (WA), Steve Wiemer (MO), and BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio (KS).

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Members of the BPAA Government Affairs Team meet with a senior level tax policy staffer in Washington D.C.

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BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio (far left), along with the rest of the BPAA delegation, listens to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) at an event in Washington D.C.

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Reggie Frederick, owner of Chalet Bowl in Tacoma, WA, met with his U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) while in Washington, D.C. Rep. Kilmer visits Chalet Bowl with his family.

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Federal Policy Update - Sept 22

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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) stated that more details on a tax reform framework will be released the week of September 25. Speaker Paul Ryan said the outline to be released would reflect agreement among the tax-writing Ways and Means and Finance committees, and the administration. Subsequently, the committees will take feedback and write the bills in the weeks ahead.
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State Tax Update - Sept 22

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“San Francisco's groundbreaking effort to curb soda consumption by requiring health warnings in display ads hit a judicial wall Tuesday when a federal appeals court barred enforcement, saying the messages were one-sided and would violate advertisers' freedom of speech.
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Federal Tax Update - Sept 22

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Release of Tax Reform Framework and House Retreat on Tax Reform - Week of September 25: The “Big 6” are still scheduled to release their framework for tax reform the week of September 25. Additionally, House Republican lawmakers are scheduled to have a half-day retreat on September 27 to discuss the framework and tax reform legislation.
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September 20th Corporate Tax Reform

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Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, to examine ways to improve the U.S. tax code’s business provisions, create a healthier economic environment, and encourage job creators to invest in the U.S. in order to increase their competitiveness in the global market.
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September 14th Individual Tax Reform

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A substantive, bipartisan hearing was held today on Individual Tax Reform by the Senate Finance Committee.
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