Bill Details - HB642 (2019)

HB 642 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

7Mar2019... 0390h

2019 SESSION

19-0758

08/10

 

HOUSE BILL 642

 

AN ACT defining specialty cider.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. J. Osborne, Rock. 4

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill defines specialty ciders and makes provisions regarding the manufacture of specialty ciders.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

7Mar2019... 0390h 19-0758

08/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT defining specialty cider.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Specialty Cider; Definitions.  Amend RSA 175:1 by inserting after paragraph LXIV-a the following new paragraph:

LXIV-aa.  "Specialty cider" means either the naturally fermented expressed juice of apples or the fermented expressed juice of apples to which activated yeast is added, either of which contains not less than 8 percent and not more than 12 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  Specialty cider may contain flavoring, coloring, or related ingredients and may be carbonated or fermented in a sealed container to produce a sparkling beverage or liquor.  Specialty cider shall not include cider as defined in RSA 434:40-a

2  Beverage; Definitions.  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 or any specialty cider greater than 8 percent and not to exceed 12 percent alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

3  New Paragraph; Beverage Manufacturer License; Specialty Cider.  Amend RSA 178:12 by inserting after paragraph XII the following new paragraph:

XIII.  The holder of a beverage manufacturer's license may produce a "specialty cider" as defined in RSA 175:1, LXIV-aa.  Such specialty cider may be produced and sold not more than twice in any licensing year.  A beverage manufacturer that chooses to manufacture a specialty cider shall:

(a)  Provide 30 days advanced notice to the commission of the intent to produce a specialty cider.

(b)  Provide the commission with an estimated quantity of specialty cider to be produced and shall report to the commission the production of specialty cider separately from other beverages produced.

(c)  Not produce more than 1,000 cases holding 24 12-ounce containers, or the equivalent, in a licensing year.

(d)  Notify the commission after the production of specialty cider has ended during a licensing year.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 3, 2019 Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 23
Jan. 24, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 02:15 pm LOB 302
Feb. 6, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/06/2019 11:30 am LOB 302
Feb. 6, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
Feb. 13, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 302
Feb. 13, 2019 ==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/13/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2019 09:30 am LOB 302
Feb. 21, 2019 ==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/21/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302
Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0390h (NT) (Vote 19-0; CC)
March 7, 2019 Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0390h (NT) for 03/07/2019 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 14 P. 3
March 7, 2019 Amendment # 2019-0390h (NT): AA VV 03/07/2019
March 7, 2019 Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0390h (NT): MA VV 03/07/2019

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB642 Revision: 4919 Date: Jan. 16, 2019, 9:16 a.m.
HB642 Revision: 5455 Date: March 7, 2019, 11:29 a.m.