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Amateur Winemaker Tastings Contests & Judgings

Concerning authorization for amateur winemakers to enter wines in organized events.
2017 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

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.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    04/13/2017 Signed Act PDF
    04/04/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/28/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/27/2017 Revised PDF
    03/01/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/28/2017 Engrossed PDF
    02/02/2017 Introduced PDF

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