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Senator Simpson, District 10 — Press Release


March 7, 2013

CONTACT: Patrick Weightman, 850.487.5018

Regulated Industries Committee Unanimously Passes Wine Canister Act

Tallahassee, Fla. —

This morning, the Florida Wine Canister Act (SB 658) unanimously passed the Regulated Industries Committee with a bipartisan vote. Filed by Senator Wilton Simpson (R-Trilby), this legislation would simply remove antiquated red tape that arbitrarily limits wine container sizes in Florida.

"The committee members agreed that by updating these statutes, which were written just after the prohibition era, the Legislature would effectively allow Florida's hospitality industry to proceed with custom tailored wine by the glass programs through innovative new methods and with technology manufactured within my district," said Senator Simpson. "I am very pleased that all of the committee members recognized that these canisters benefit consumers, our tourism industry and the environment and I look forward to having the bill heard in the Commerce Committee."