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Date: 04/12/2017

Location: SCR 354

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-253



SENATE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS, LABOR, & TECHNOLOGY


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-253 to the Committee on Appro PASS





02:06 PM -- SB 17-253



Senator Guzman introduced Senate Bill 17-253, concerning increasing the authority for certain providers of alcohol beverages to provide beverages to customers from approved sales rooms. Under current law, a licensed wine or spirits manufacturer may operate a sales room at the licensed manufacturing location and one other location at no additional cost. The bill allows these licensees to operate up to two sales rooms at locations other than the manufacturing location, for a total of three sales rooms.



Under current law, a licensed beer wholesaler may operate one on-site sales room and may not operate any temporary sales rooms. Under the bill, a licensee may operate two additional sales rooms for a total of three, including temporary sales rooms. Sales room authorization may be obtained via the initial license application or via supplemental application, at no additional cost.



02:13 PM --
Laura Long, Colorado Brewers Guild, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



02:20 PM --
Nick Hoover, Colorado Restaurant Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:24 PM --
Greg Howard, Colorado Restaurant Association, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:28 PM



Mr. Hoover and Mr. Howard responded to questions from the committee.



02:32 PM --
Chris Black, Falling Rock Tap House, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:37 PM --
Danny Williams, Colorado Beer Distributors, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:43 PM --
Mark Berzins, Little Pub Company, spoke in opposition to the bill.



02:46 PM --
Kara Miller, Colorado Distillers Guild, spoke in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



02:48 PM --
Rufus Nagel, Molly's Spirits, spoke in favor of the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



02:53 PM --
Laura Long returned to the table to speak in favor of the bill. She responded to questions from the committee.



02:54 PM --
Mike Bristol, Colorado Brewers Guild, spoke in favor of the bill.



02:57 PM --
Steve Findley, Colorado Beer Distributors, spoke in opposition to the bill. He responded to questions from the committee.



03:02 PM --
Patrick Maroney, Division of Liquor Enforcement, responded to questions from the committee.



03:16 PM



Senators Marble and Guzman made closing comments on the merits of the bill.


BILL: SB17-253
TIME: 03:24:27 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-253 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 4-3.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Jahn
No
Kefalas
Yes
Priola
Yes
Smallwood
Yes
Williams A.
No
Neville T.
Yes
Tate
No
Final YES: 4 NO: 3 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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