SB18 (2021) Detail

Permitting tastings by liquor manufacturers at farmers markets.


CHAPTER 173

SB 18 - FINAL VERSION

 

02/04/2021   0020s

3Jun2021... 1403h

 

2021 SESSION

21-0328

08/04

 

SENATE BILL 18

 

AN ACT permitting tastings by liquor manufacturers at farmers markets.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Carson, Dist 14

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/04/2021   0020s

3Jun2021... 1403h 21-0328

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:

 

173:1  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.

173:2  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 that produces fewer than 10,000 bottles during their licensing year and that operates and produces liquor solely within the state may transport to and sell its products at a farmers market at retail in the original sealed containers and may offer samples as provided in this paragraph.

173:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

Approved: July 30, 2021

Effective Date: September 28, 2021

Links

SB18 at GenCourtMobile
SB18 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 11, 2021 Senate Hearing
Feb. 4, 2021 Senate Floor Vote
March 23, 2021 House Hearing
May 13, 2021 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB18 Revision: 32874 Date: Aug. 2, 2021, 3:57 p.m.
SB18 Revision: 32690 Date: June 10, 2021, 2:09 p.m.
SB18 Revision: 32574 Date: June 3, 2021, 9:34 a.m.
SB18 Revision: 32086 Date: Feb. 4, 2021, 1:19 p.m.
SB18 Revision: 31519 Date: Jan. 5, 2021, 2:24 p.m.

Docket


July 30, 2021: Signed by the Governor on 07/30/2021; Chapter 0173; Effective 09/28/2021


: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/24/2021


June 24, 2021: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/24/2021); SJ 20


June 10, 2021: Sen. French Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/10/2021; SJ 19


June 3, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-1403h: MA VV 06/03/2021 HJ 8 P. 3


June 3, 2021: Amendment # 2021-1403h: AA VV 06/03/2021 HJ 8 P. 3


: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-1403h (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 26 P. 4


May 13, 2021: Executive Session: 05/13/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93883325643


March 23, 2021: Public Hearing: 03/23/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/97167243328 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.


Feb. 25, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 02/25/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 4 P. 48


Feb. 4, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-0020s, RC 23Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/04/2021; SJ 3


Feb. 4, 2021: Committee Amendment # 2021-0020s, RC 23Y-1N, AA; 02/04/2021; SJ 3


Feb. 4, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-0020s, 02/04/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9


Jan. 11, 2021: Remote Hearing: 01/11/2021, 01:25 pm; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 6


Jan. 6, 2021: To Be Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 2