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CS/CS/SB 596: Craft Distilleries

GENERAL BILL by Commerce and Tourism ; Regulated Industries ; Hays

Craft Distilleries; Defining the term “branded product”; revising the current limitation on the number of containers that may be sold to consumers by craft distilleries; applying such limitation to individual containers for each branded product; prohibiting a craft distillery from shipping or arranging to ship any of its distilled spirits to consumers; requiring the Department of Transportation to install directional signs at specified locations in accordance with Florida's Highway Guide Sign Program upon the request of a craft distillery licensed in this state, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2015
Last Action: 5/22/2015 - Chapter No. 2015-52, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 186 (Ch. 2015-12)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Regulated Industries (RI)
  2. Commerce and Tourism (CM)
  3. Fiscal Policy (FP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/30/2015 Senate • Filed
2/5/2015 Senate • Referred to Regulated Industries; Commerce and Tourism; Fiscal Policy -SJ 72
3/3/2015 Senate • Introduced -SJ 72
3/6/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Regulated Industries, 03/11/15, 2:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/11/2015 Senate • CS by Regulated Industries; YEAS 11 NAYS 1 -SJ 192
3/12/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/17/2015 Senate • Now in Commerce and Tourism -SJ 192
• CS by Regulated Industries read 1st time -SJ 204
3/25/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Commerce and Tourism, 03/30/15, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
3/30/2015 Senate • CS/CS by Commerce and Tourism; YEAS 4 NAYS 0 -SJ 317
4/1/2015 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Commerce and Tourism read 1st time -SJ 318
4/2/2015 Senate • Now in Fiscal Policy -SJ 317
4/6/2015 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Fiscal Policy, 04/09/15, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/9/2015 Senate • Favorable by- Fiscal Policy; YEAS 6 NAYS 1 -SJ 377
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 377
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/14/15
4/14/2015 Senate • Retained on Special Order Calendar -SJ 422
4/22/2015 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 461
• Amendment(s) adopted (227916) -SJ 461
• Ordered engrossed -SJ 461
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/23/2015 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 574
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 0 -SJ 574
4/23/2015 House • In Messages
4/24/2015 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 846
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/27/15
• Received -HJ 846
4/27/2015 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 861
• Substituted for CS/CS/HB 263 -HJ 861
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/28/2015 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 879
• CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 1 -HJ 879
4/28/2015 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 703
5/7/2015 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/21/2015 • Approved by Governor
5/22/2015 • Chapter No. 2015-52, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 186 (Ch. 2015-12)