HB4159 SFAT #1 Trump 3-6

Smith  7883


Senator Trump moved to amend the bill by striking out the title and substituting therefor a new title, to read as follows:

Eng. House Bill 4159—A Bill to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto two new sections designated §19-2-12, and §19-2-13; to amend and reenact §60-1-5a of said code; to amend and reenact §60-8-2, §60-8-3, and §60-8-4 of said code; and to add a new article to said code designated §60-8A-1, §60-8A-2, §60-8A-3, §60-8A-4, §60-8A-5, §60-8A-6, and §60-8A-7; all relating to the manufacture and sale of hard cider; establishing the Agriculture Development Fund; establishing permitted expenditures from the fund; creating a new program to develop hard cider; providing for definitions; providing that there is no separate license required to manufacture and sell hard cider under certain conditions; providing for a hard cider distributor’s license; providing for hard cider exemptions to the wine liter tax; establishing a hard cider gallon tax; providing for applicability of other laws; requiring regular reports to the Tax Commissioner; providing for applications to import products necessary to manufacture hard cider under certain conditions; providing for hard cider sales for consumption; providing for complementary samples to be given; establishing requirements for complementary samples; permitting the sale of growlers; establishing growler labeling requirements; establishing growler sanitation requirements; providing for fees for the privilege to sell growlers; providing for rule-making authority; to unlicensed wineries not currently licensed or located in West Virginia temporarily authorizing limited sampling and temporarily authorizing the limited sale of wine for off-premises consumption at certain fairs and festivals and at certain one-day special licensed nonprofit events in a very limited capacity, per event, per year, in hopes that such wineries would eventually obtain a permanent winery or farm winery license in West Virginia.