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Bill Detail: SB21-082

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Title Alcohol Beverage Festival For Tastings And Sales
Status Governor Signed (05/28/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Business & Economic Development
  • Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
House Sponsors D. Williams (R)
K. Mullica (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
B. Pettersen (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 02/16/2021

Under current law, a limited winery or a wine manufacturer may
obtain a permit to hold up to 9 wine festivals in 12 months, with each
festival lasting no longer than 72 hours. Other limited wineries and wine
manufacturers may participate in the wine festival. Wine tastings and
retail sales are conducted at a wine festival.

The bill authorizes the following to also hold festivals where they
can conduct joint tastings and engage in any retail operations authorized
by their licenses or permits:
  • A retail liquor store licensee;
  • A beer and wine licensee;
  • A hotel and restaurant licensee;
  • A tavern licensee;
  • A retail gaming tavern licensee;
  • A brew pub licensee;
  • An arts licensee;
  • A vintner's restaurant licensee;
  • A distillery pub licensee;
  • A winery or limited winery operating a sales room;
  • A spirits manufacturer operating a sales room; and
  • A beer manufacturer operating a sales room.

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