Dan Roberts, our crack Government Affairs Manager, reports the following major progress today!
House Bill 539 by Representative Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) just received its final concurrence vote and is headed to the Governor. If signed by the Governor, most of its provisions will go into effect on August 1, 2021. This legislation began as a relatively straightforward measure to increase the off-premise limits for breweries and distilleries.
Earlier this week, after discussions with lawmakers and other stakeholders, we had the bill amended to include all the provisions of Senate Bill 322 by Senator Givhan (R-Huntsville). We expected SB322, which primarily dealt with transfers between breweries under common ownership, to be held up due to the House focusing on medical marijuana and gaming in the final days of the session.
One of the main provisions of this bill increases the off-premise sales limits for breweries from 288 oz per-person, per-day to 864 oz per-person, per-day.