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s_blt_2017a_2017-03-20t14:01:02z1 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/20/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1145



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer House Bill 17-1145 to the Committee of the W PASS







02:36 PM -- HB 17-1145



Senator Gardner introduced House Bill 17-1145, concerning authorization for amateur winemakers to enter wines in organized events. Under current law, amateur brewers and winemakers are exempt from liquor licensing requirements. Amateur brewers may participate in organized events, such as contests, tasting, or judgings, held at licensed premises, as long as portions do not exceed six ounces and are not sold, offered for sale, or made available for consumption by the general public. The bill allows amateur winemakers to also participate in organized events, provided the same portion and sale requirements are met. Senator Gardner provided a handout to the committee (Attachment B).



170320 AttachB.pdf170320 AttachB.pdf



02:40 PM --
Doug Kingman, Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology, spoke in support of the bill



02:41 PM



Senator Gardner made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


BILL: HB17-1145
TIME: 02:42:03 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1145 to the Committee of the Whole with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar. The motion passed on a vote of 7-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
Yes
Kerr
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
Yes
Final YES: 7 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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