Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for CS for SB 166
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Steube)
recommended the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
6 565.03, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
7 565.03 License fees; manufacturers, distributors, brokers,
8 sales agents, and importers of alcoholic beverages; vendor
9 licenses and fees; craft distilleries.—
11 (c) A craft distillery licensed under this section may sell
12 to consumers, at its souvenir gift shop, branded products
13 distilled on its premises in this state in factory-sealed
14 containers that are filled at the distillery for off-premises
15 consumption. Such sales are authorized only on private property
16 contiguous to the licensed distillery premises in this state and
17 included on the sketch or diagram defining the licensed premises
18 submitted with the distillery’s license application. All sketch
19 or diagram revisions by the distillery shall require the
20 division’s approval verifying that the souvenir gift shop
21 location operated by the licensed distillery is owned or leased
22 by the distillery and on property contiguous to the distillery’s
23 production building in this state.
24 1. A craft distillery may not sell any factory-sealed
25 individual containers of spirits except in face-to-face sales
26 transactions with consumers who are making a purchase of no more
27 than six individual containers of each branded product.
28 a. Two individual containers of each branded product;
29 b. Three individual containers of a single branded product
30 and up to one individual container of a second branded product;
32 c. Four individual containers of a single branded product.
33 2. Each container sold in face-to-face transactions with
34 consumers must comply with the container limits in s. 565.10,
35 per calendar year for the consumer’s personal use and not for
36 resale and who are present at the distillery’s licensed premises
37 in this state.
38 3. A craft distillery must report to the division within 5
39 days after it reaches the production limitations provided in
40 paragraph (1)(b). Any retail sales to consumers at the craft
41 distillery’s licensed premises are prohibited beginning the day
42 after it reaches the production limitation.
43 4. A craft distillery may not ship or arrange to ship any
44 of its distilled spirits to consumers and may sell and deliver
45 only to consumers within the state in a face-to-face transaction
46 at the distillery property. However, a craft distiller licensed
47 under this section may ship, arrange to ship, or deliver such
48 spirits to manufacturers of distilled spirits, wholesale
49 distributors of distilled spirits, state or federal bonded
50 warehouses, and exporters.
51 5. Except as provided in subparagraph 6., it is unlawful to
52 transfer a distillery license for a distillery that produces
53 75,000 or fewer gallons per calendar year of distilled spirits
54 on its premises or any ownership interest in such license to an
55 individual or entity that has a direct or indirect ownership
56 interest in any distillery licensed in this state; another
57 state, territory, or country; or by the United States government
58 to manufacture, blend, or rectify distilled spirits for beverage
60 6. A craft distillery shall not have its ownership
61 affiliated with another distillery, unless such distillery
62 produces 75,000 or fewer gallons per calendar year of distilled
63 spirits on each of its premises in this state or in another
64 state, territory, or country.
65 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.
67 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================
68 And the title is amended as follows:
69 Delete everything before the enacting clause
70 and insert:
71 A bill to be entitled
72 An act relating to craft distilleries; amending s.
73 565.03, F.S.; revising the limitations on retail sales
74 by craft distilleries to consumers; providing an
75 effective date.