HB99 (2017) Detail

(New Title) relative to beverage containers.


CHAPTER 121

HB 99 - FINAL VERSION

 

8Mar2017... 0294h

2017 SESSION

17-0104

03/09

 

HOUSE BILL 99

 

AN ACT relative to beverage containers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Hunt, Ches. 11

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill modifies container requirements for alcoholic beverages.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

8Mar2017... 0294h 17-0104

03/09

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seventeen

 

AN ACT relative to beverage containers.

 

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

 

121:1  Beverage Containers and Labels.  Amend RSA 179:33 to read as follows:

179:33  Sizes of Beer Containers; Promotions; Notification.

I.  [Holders of beverage vendor, nano brewery, or beverage manufacturer licenses shall use bottles or cans, and cases or containers for the sale of beer in the state which shall be specifically authorized by the commission.

II.]  Holders of beverage vendor, brew pub, nano brewery, or beverage manufacturer licenses shall have their packaging or containers specifically approved by the commission and shall be fined $250 for each packaging or container violation.  Container and packaging approval shall not require delivery of a physical sample [of beer under 6 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit] unless the commission determines a physical sample is necessary for approval.

[III.] II.  All details of transactions between retailers and wholesale distributors, beverage manufacturers, nano breweries, or brew pubs shall be reflected on pertinent invoices.  Promotions shall be clearly identified by both brands and sizes and cash discounts shall be shown as credit and itemized as such.  All items noted on delivery slips shall also be noted on wholesale distributor's account receivable ledger records.

[IV.] III.  All wholesale distributors, beverage manufacturers, nano breweries, and brew pubs shall make their current prices for wholesale sales available to the commission in writing by brand package.  Prices shall remain in effect until such time as they are changed in writing by the wholesale distributor, beverage manufacturer, nano brewery, or brew pub to the commission.  Price changes shall be in the commission offices no later than 5 working days prior to any change of prices.

IV.  The liquor commission shall not, by rule or otherwise, require a beverage vendor, beverage manufacturer, nano brewery, or brew pub to obtain federal label approval for beverage, as defined in RSA 175:1, VIII, sold exclusively in the state of New Hampshire.

121:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: June 16, 2017

Effective Date: August 15, 2017

Links

HB99 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 17, 2017 House Hearing
Feb. 8, 2017 House Exec Session
Feb. 14, 2017 House Exec Session
March 8, 2017 House Floor Vote
April 25, 2017 Senate Hearing
May 11, 2017 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB99 Revision: 1064 Date: June 19, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
HB99 Revision: 1065 Date: May 11, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
HB99 Revision: 1066 Date: March 30, 2017, 8:34 a.m.
HB99 Revision: 1067 Date: Jan. 31, 2017, 7:47 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 4, 2017 Introduced 01/04/2017 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 16
Jan. 17, 2017 Public Hearing: 01/17/2017 11:15 AM LOB 302
Jan. 25, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/25/2017 09:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 1, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/01/2017 09:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 7, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/07/2017 11:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 8, 2017 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/08/2017 10:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 14, 2017 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/14/2017 11:00 AM LOB 302
Feb. 14, 2017 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/14/2017 01:30 PM LOB 302
March 8, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2017-0294h (NT) for 03/08/2017 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 14 P. 4
March 8, 2017 Amendment # 2017-0294h: AA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 8
March 8, 2017 Ought to Pass with Amendment 0294h: MA VV 03/08/2017 HJ 9 P. 8
March 9, 2017 Introduced 03/09/2017 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 9
April 25, 2017 Hearing: 04/25/2017, Room 100, SH, 01:00 pm; SC 18
May 11, 2017 Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 05/11/2017; SC 22
May 11, 2017 Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 05/11/2017; SJ 16
May 18, 2017 Enrolled (In recess 05/18/2017); SJ 18
May 18, 2017 Enrolled 05/18/2017 HJ 16 P. 9
June 16, 2017 Signed by Governor Sununu 06/16/2017; Chapter 121; Eff. 8/15/2017