SB 518

83(R) - 2013
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

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Kevin Eltife

Bill Caption

Relating to the authority of certain brewers and manufacturers to sell beer and ale to ultimate consumers.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: SB 518 would allow small brewers to sell limited quantities of their annual production directly to consumers.

Analysis: SB 518 would increase competition and allow brewers to sell some of their product directly to consumers. While this legislation does not go as far as we would prefer, it does move the industry closer to free market principles. We support SB 518.