HB1717 (2020) Detail

Relative to the sale of beer in refillable containers.


HB 1717-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-3144

08/06

 

HOUSE BILL 1717-FN

 

AN ACT relative to the sale of beer in refillable containers.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Prout, Hills. 37; Rep. Merlino, Hills. 25; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Josephson, Graf. 11; Rep. Lang, Belk. 4; Rep. Edwards, Rock. 4; Rep. Conley, Straf. 13; Rep. A. Lekas, Hills. 37; Rep. Burt, Hills. 39; Rep. J. Osborne, Rock. 4

 

COMMITTEE: [committee]

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill:

 

I.  Permits restaurants and other holders of on-premises licenses to sell their existing inventory of keg beer or cider in cans and refillable containers during a state of emergency.

 

II.  Permits the use of refillable containers with product contrary to the labeling on the container provided a temporary label or tag is affixed.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-3144

08/06

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to the sale of beer in refillable containers.

 

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

 

1  New Section; Sale of Inventory During State of Emergency.  Amend RSA 178:20-a by inserting after section 20-a the following new section:

178:20-b  Sale of Inventory During a Closure Due to a State of Emergency.  A licensee that sells beer or cider from kegs for on-site consumption and, due to a statewide public health state of emergency declared pursuant to RSA 4:45, is not offering on-site consumption or the volume of on-site consumption is significantly reduced, may sell its existing inventory of kegged beer or cider via suitable containers, such as cans filled and sealed on-site or refillable containers, under similar regulations permitted for beverage manufacturers under RSA 178:12, nano breweries under RSA 178:12-a, and brew pubs under RSA 178:13.  Cans and containers may only be filled by the licensee and the licensee’s employees.  In this section, “refillable container” means a container designed to hold beer or cider for commercial sale, including containers where the beverage does not match the labeling on the container.

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

 

LBAO

20-3144

Redraft 6/10/20

 

HB 1717-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to the sale of beer in refillable containers.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Due to time constraints, the Office of Legislative Budget Assistant is unable to provide a fiscal note for this bill, as introduced, at this time.  When completed, the fiscal note will be forwarded to the House Clerk's Office.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

None

 

Links

HB1717 at GenCourtMobile
HB1717 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
June 11, 2020 House Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB1717 Revision: 8443 Date: June 10, 2020, 2:08 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
March 12, 2020 Late Drafting and Introduction Approved by Rules Committee 03/12/2020 HJ 8 P. 10
Rules Suspension to consider at the present time without required referral to commmittee/ public hearing and report from committee and if passed allow for immediate third reading MA obtaining necessary 2/3 RC 256-84/06/11/2020
June 11, 2020 Rules Suspension to consider at the present time without required referral to commmittee, public hearing and report from committee, and if passed, allow for immediate third reading MA obtaining necessary 2/3 RC 256-84 06/11/2020 HJ 8 P. 10
June 11, 2020 Introduced 06/11/2020 HJ 8 P. 10
June 30, 2020 Notice of Reconsideration (Rep. Buchanan) for 06/30/2020
June 11, 2020 Ought to Pass: MA DV 243-92 06/11/2020 HJ 8 P. 10
June 30, 2020 Notice of Reconsideration () for 06/30/2020 HJ 9 P. 39