HB2956 SFAT Palumbo 4-12

Hartley 7889


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

    Eng. House Bill No. 2956--A Bill to amend and reenact §11-16-3 and §11-16-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, all relating to nonintoxicating beer distributorships and their licenses, resident brewers and brewpubs; expanding the definition of “person” for purposes of holding a nonintoxicating beer distributorship; allowing individuals, forms, trusts, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, associations and corporations to hold a distributor’s license; clarifying and amending applicable definitions; clarifying certain requirements and operations relating to distribution and sales at brewpubs; allowing for the limited sale of nonintoxicating beer and nonintoxicating craft beer by brewpubs for personal consumption off premises and not for resale; amending definition of resident brewers; placing limit on amount of non-intoxicating beer and non-intoxicating craft beer that a resident brewer may self-distribute; prohibiting addition or infusion of non-intoxicating beer or non-intoxicating craft beer with caffeine or any additives masking or altering alcohol effect.