HB17-1145 - Amateur Winemaker Tastings Contests & Judgings

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning authorization for amateur winemakers to enter wines in organized events.

Current law exempts amateur beer brewers and winemakers from licensing. Current law also authorizes amateur beer brewers to enter their brews in organized events, such as contests, tastings, or judgings at licensed premises. The bill expands this authorization for events to winemakers who qualify for the amateur exemption. The wine portions are limited to 6 ounces and cannot be sold to the general public.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: April 13, 2017
04/13/2017 - Governor Signed
04/04/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/04/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/04/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/28/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/27/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 03/27/2017 - No Amendments
03/23/2017 - Senate Second Reading Reconsidered - No Amendments
03/22/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/21/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/20/2017 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/03/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
03/01/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/28/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/23/2017 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/02/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor