SB 18 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 18
SPONSORS: Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19; Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Carson, Dist 14
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
3Jun2021... 1403h 21-0328
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
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.
Approved: July 30, 2021
Effective Date: September 28, 2021
|Jan. 11, 2021||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 4, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 23, 2021||House||Hearing|
|May 13, 2021||House||Exec Session|
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