HB162 (2021) Detail

Permitting tastings by liquor manufacturers at farmers' markets.


HB 162  - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2021 SESSION

21-0195

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 162

 

AN ACT permitting tastings by liquor manufacturers at farmers' markets.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Binford, Graf. 15; Rep. Belanger, Rock. 9; Rep. Layon, Rock. 6; Rep. Ankarberg, Straf. 10; Rep. Nunez, Hills. 37; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

21-0195

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One

 

AN ACT permitting tastings by liquor manufacturers at farmers' markets.

 

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

 

1  Free Drinks; Liquor Manufacturers.  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 a farmers' market in the original containers.

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

Links

HB162 at GenCourtMobile
HB162 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 9, 2021 House Hearing
March 2, 2021 House Exec Session
March 3, 2021 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB162 Revision: 31435 Date: Jan. 4, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

Docket


Sept. 8, 2021: Subcommittee Work Session: 09/08/2021 10:00 am LOB 302-304


: Retained in Committee


March 3, 2021: Executive Session: 03/03/2021 01:30 pm Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/98917516497 (if necessary)


March 2, 2021: Executive Session: 03/02/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/95215897452


Feb. 9, 2021: Public Hearing: 02/09/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/94408830780 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 01/06/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 37


Jan. 6, 2020: To Be Introduced 01/06/2020 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs