SB315 (2018) Detail

(New Title) relative to the definitions of beverage and of mead.


CHAPTER 98

SB 315 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/01/2018   0283s

04/12/2018   1496EBA

2018 SESSION

18-2821

08/05

 

SENATE BILL 315

 

AN ACT relative to the definitions of beverage and of mead.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Innis, Dist 24; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Rep. Biggie, Hills. 23; Rep. Packard, Rock. 5; Rep. Lundgren, Rock. 5; Rep. McKinney, Rock. 5; Rep. D. Thomas, Rock. 5

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines mead and allows the liquor commission to approve certain meads.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/01/2018   0283s

04/12/2018   1496EBA 18-2821

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT relative to the definitions of beverage and of mead.

 

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

 

98:1  Beverage; Definition.  Amend RSA 175:1, VIII to read as follows:

VIII.  "Beverage'' means any beer, wine, similar fermented malt or vinous liquors and fruit juices, and any other liquid intended for human consumption as a beverage having an alcoholic content of not less than 1/2 of one percent by volume and not more than 6 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit and specialty beer as defined in RSA 175:1, LXIV-a.  The commission may approve any fermented malt beverage or mead greater than 6 percent but not to exceed 8 percent or any cider greater than 6 percent.

98:2  New Paragraph; Definitions; Mead.  Amend RSA 175:1 by inserting after paragraph  XLVIII the following new paragraph:

XLVIII-a.  "Mead" means an alcoholic beverage primarily made from honey, water, and yeast, and which may contain fruit, fruit juices, spices, or herbs added before or after fermentation has completed, except that the ratio of fermentable sugars from honey must exceed 50 percent of the total fermentable sugars used to produce mead.

98:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: May 25, 2018

Effective Date: July 24, 2018

Links

SB315 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 16, 2018 Senate Hearing
Feb. 1, 2018 Senate Floor Vote
March 20, 2018 House Hearing
March 28, 2018 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
April 5, 2018 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB315 Revision: 4017 Date: May 30, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
SB315 Revision: 3408 Date: April 18, 2018, 10:32 a.m.
SB315 Revision: 3029 Date: Feb. 1, 2018, 2:54 p.m.
SB315 Revision: 2654 Date: Dec. 8, 2017, noon

Docket


May 25, 2018: Signed by the Governor on 05/25/2018; Chapter 0098; Effective 07/24/2018


April 26, 2018: Enrolled (In recess 04/26/2018); SJ 15


April 26, 2018: Enrolled 04/26/2018


April 12, 2018: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1496e Adopted, VV, (In recess of 04/12/2018); SJ 13


April 12, 2018: Enrolled Bill Amendment # 2018-1496e: AA VV 04/12/2018 HJ 12 P. 29


April 5, 2018: Ought to Pass: MA VV 04/05/2018 HJ 11 P. 4


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass (Vote 11-0; CC)


April 5, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass for 04/05/2018 (Vote 11-0; CC) HC 13 P. 3


March 28, 2018: Executive Session: 03/28/2018 01:00 PM LOB 302


March 27, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 03/27/2018 09:00 AM LOB 302


March 20, 2018: Public Hearing: 03/20/2018 11:00 AM LOB 302


March 7, 2018: Introduced 03/07/2018 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 7 P. 50


Feb. 1, 2018: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2018-0283s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/01/2018; SJ 3


Feb. 1, 2018: Committee Amendment # 2018-0283s, AA, VV; 02/01/2018; SJ 3


Feb. 1, 2018: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2018-0283s, 02/01/2018; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 5


Jan. 16, 2018: Hearing: 01/16/2018, Room 100, SH, 01:15 pm; SC 2


Jan. 3, 2018: To Be Introduced 01/03/2018 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 1