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HB 1219: Beverage Law

GENERAL BILL by Sabatini ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) La Rosa ; Smith, D.

Beverage Law; Authorizes licensed vendor of alcoholic beverages to allow dogs in certain designated areas on their licensed premises; revises limitations on size of malt beverage containers; repeals provisions relating to limitations on size of individual wine containers; authorizes cider to be packaged, filled, refilled, or sold in growler; revises provisions that allow patrons to remove partially consumed bottles of wine from restaurant; specifies limitations on craft distillery's retail sales to consumers; removes provision that prohibits craft distillery from selling more than six individual containers of branded product to consumer; prohibits transfer distillery license or ownership in distillery license certain individuals or entities; prohibits craft distillery from having ownership affiliated with certain other distilleries.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 Senate - Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Innovation, Industry, and Technology (IT)
  2. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2019 House • Filed
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 124
3/8/2019 House • Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 377
• On Committee agenda-- Business and Professions Subcommittee, 03/12/19, 12:30 pm, Webster Hall
3/12/2019 House • Favorable by Business and Professions Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 412
3/13/2019 House • Now in Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 412
3/22/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee, 03/26/19, 12:00 pm, Morris Hall
3/26/2019 House • Favorable by Government Operations and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 9 NAYS 0 -HJ 521
• Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 521
4/8/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 04/10/19, 8:15 am, Webster Hall
4/10/2019 House • Favorable by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 7 -HJ 673
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 673
4/22/2019 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/19
4/25/2019 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 891
• Amendment(s) adopted (204789, 410225, 732827) -HJ 891, 896
• Read 3rd time -HJ 896
• Passed as amended; YEAS 71 NAYS 41 -HJ 896, 897
4/26/2019 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Rules -SJ 580
• Received -SJ 579
5/3/2019 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology