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h_bus_2017a_2017-02-23t13:30:25z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/23/2017

Location: LSB A

Final

BILL SUMMARY for HB17-1145



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


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







01:31 PM -- HB 17-1145



Representative Herod introduced House Bill 17-1145. Under current law, amateur brewers and winemakers are exempt from liquor licensing requirements. Amateur brewers may participate in organized events, such as contests, tastings, 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.



Representative Herod responded to questions from the committee.



01:35 PM --
Christopher Leader, Talbott's Cider Company and Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE), testified in support of the bill.



01:37 PM --
Benjamin Schefrin, representing himself, testified in support of the bill.



01:41 PM --
Christine Gust, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.



01:43 PM --
Doug Caskey, Colorado Wine Industry Development Board, spoke about the bill.



01:45 PM



Representative Herod made closing remarks.

BILL: HB17-1145
TIME: 01:45:39 PM
MOVED: Gray
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1145 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Coleman
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Gray
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Van Winkle
Yes
Williams D.
Yes
Winter
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







01:46 PM



The committee adjourned.










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