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SB 0146 - Alcohol - Liquor Tastings and Brunch Referendum
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Tracking Level: Neutral
Sponsor: Frank Ginn (R)
Last Action: 4/2/2019 - House - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Senate Committee: Regulated Industries and Utilities
House Committee: Regulated Industries
Assigned To:
Alcohol/TobaccoNext Bill
Todd EdwardsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill authorizes liquor stores (in counties in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is lawful) to conduct up to 24 tasting events per year.  Among several provisions, tasters are limited to one and a half ounces, the tasting hours must coincide with the legal hours of business, only one tasting can occur per day and cannot exceed four hours, only one type of alcoholic beverage may be served at each tasting; and the city or county which issued the alcohol license must be notified in advance.  Tastings are also authorized for malt beverages, but for no more than eight ounces; and wine, up to five ounces.  The bill was amended in House Committee to eliminate the referendum requirement for local governments authorizing Sunday brunch on-premise sales, and to allow Savannah to authorize the package sale of liquor within 200 yards of the Savannah College of Art and Design.          

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