SB 160 Allows any winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler, or brewer to provide liquor samples on certain licensed retail premises for tasting purposes
Sponsor: Cunningham
LR Number: 0895S.01I Fiscal Note: 0895-01N.ORG
Committee: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Last Action: 4/6/2011 - Voted Do Pass S Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2011

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SB 160 – This act allows any winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler or brewer to provide tasting samples on a licensed retail premises so long as the sample provider has certain permits, permission from the retailer and no money is given to the retailers for the tasting.

The samples may be dispensed by an employee of the sample provider or a sampling service. The employees must complete a server training program approved by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.

Any remaining samples after the tasting must be returned to the retailer, winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler or brewer.

This act is similar to HB 101 (2011), SB 967 (2010), HCS/SB 795 (2010), HB 1367 (2010), SB 451 (2009), HB 1011 (2009) and HB 81 (2007).

MEGHAN LUECKE