Bill Text - HB1152 (2016)

Relative to the definition of specialty beer.


Revision: March 8, 2016, midnight

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HB 1152 - AS INTRODUCED

 

2016 SESSION

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HOUSE BILL\t1152

 

AN ACT\trelative to the definition of specialty beer.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Whitehouse, Straf. 2; Rep. L. Turcotte, Straf. 4; Rep. Baldasaro, Rock. 5; Rep. Schroadter, Rock. 17; Rep. Rideout, Coos 7; Rep. Fromuth, Hills. 7

 

COMMITTEE:\tCommerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill increases the maximum alcohol content of specialty beer.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Sixteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to the definition of specialty beer.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

\t1  Definitions; Specialty Beer.  Amend RSA 175:1, LXIV-a to read as follows:

 \t\tLXIV-a.  "Specialty beer'' means any beer as defined in RSA 175:1, VII intended for human consumption as a beverage, having an alcohol content greater than 6 percent but not more than [12] 21 percent by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  Specialty beer shall possess the character and flavor of a beer and may contain added ingredients such as, but not limited to, molasses, maple syrup, honey, spices, herbs, fruits, nuts, chocolate, vanilla, or other nonbeverage ingredients.  Specialty beer shall not include a caffeinated or stimulant-enhanced malt beverage or flavor.  The commission may approve any specialty beer greater than [12] 21 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  The commission may approve any specialty beer as liquor as defined by RSA 175:1, XLII and shall establish rules for a listing procedure.

\t2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

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