SB449 (2020) Detail

Permitting tastings by distilleries at farmers markets.


SB 449  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2815

08/04

 

SENATE BILL 449

 

AN ACT permitting tastings by distilleries at farmers markets.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Ward, Dist 8; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. Williams, Hills. 4; Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Milz, Rock. 6

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows liquor manufacturers to offer samples at farmers markets.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2815

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT permitting tastings by distilleries at farmers markets.

 

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

 

1  Free Drinks; Distillers.  Amend RSA 179:44, II-a to read as follows:

II-a.  Notwithstanding paragraph I, wine manufacturers, beverage manufacturers, nano breweries, liquor manufacturers, and brew pubs may provide samples for tasting to persons of legal drinking age at a farmers' market provided they have received written authorization by the town or city's governing body, which authorization shall remain effective until revoked in writing, and they have provided the commission with a copy of that authorization.  Provision of samples shall be restricted to clearly defined areas approved by the commission.  Samples shall be limited to one 4-ounce sample per label per person for any beer, specialty beer, or cider, and one 2-ounce sample per label per person for any wine and 1/2-ounce sample per label per person for any liquor.

2  Liquor Manufacturers License.  Amend RSA 178:6, IV to read as follows:

IV.  A liquor manufacturer may provide to visitors of legal drinking age at its facility samples of liquor manufactured on the premises for tasting.  Samples may be provided either free or for a fee and shall be limited to one 1/2-ounce sample per label per person.  Samples sold under this section shall be subject to fees as established in paragraph VI.  A liquor manufacturer may transport its products to a farmers market and may offer samples as provided in this paragraph.  Such products may be sold at retail at the farmers market in the original containers.

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

Links

SB449 at GenCourtMobile
SB449 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 14, 2020 Senate Hearing
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Jan. 30, 2020 Senate Floor Vote
Feb. 6, 2020 Senate Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB449 Revision: 7657 Date: Dec. 20, 2019, 11:19 a.m.

Docket


: Died on Table


June 30, 2020: Vacated and Laid on Table MA VV 06/30/2020 HJ 10 P. 2


Feb. 20, 2020: Introduced 02/20/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 5 P. 56


Feb. 6, 2020: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/06/2020; SJ 3


Feb. 6, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/06/2020; SC 5


Feb. 6, 2020: Special Order to 02/06/2020, Without Objection, MA; 01/30/2020 SC 5


Jan. 30, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; SC 4


Jan. 30, 2020: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/30/2020; SJ 2


Jan. 14, 2020: Hearing: 01/14/2020, Room 100, SH, 02:00 pm; SC 2


Jan. 8, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/08/2020 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 1