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HB 60, Distilleries: Retail Package Sales

 
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Support Michael McPherson, (678) 686-6390

Last Updated: 2/17/2017
Subject Area: Alcoholic Beverages | Economic Development and Redevelopment |
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HB 60 has been combined with SB 85. See SB 85 write up.

This legislation would allow licensed distillers to apply to the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue for a retail package liquor store license. Any license granted to the distiller would be limited in that they could only sell distilled spirits they manufactured on the premises, the total sales per year cannot exceed 10 percent of the total amount of distilled spirits they manufactured or 1000 barrels, whichever is greater, the sales must be in a different area of the location than from where the distilled spirits are manufactured, where food is sold by a food service establishment, and where free souvenirs and tastings are offered. Any sales pursuant to this legislation would be subject to alcohol excise taxes.

Additionally, this legislation would allow for a distiller to have a food service establishment on the licensed premises or on a contiguous property. The food service establishment would be allowed to get a license for retail consumption from the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue, but the license would be governed by all applicable laws. The food service establishment would have to be in an area separate from where the distilled spirits are manufactured, sold in retail package, or where free souvenirs and tastings take place. These sales would also be subject to any excise taxes on distilled spirits.
BILL STATUS

1/24/2017 - Assigned To House Committee

AUTHOR

Rep. Ron Stephens
District 164
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