Happy Easter! With most legislators out of Tallahassee this past week, there was not much action on the beverage bills being consider by the Florida Legislature. That will change come Monday, when legislators return for the two-week sprint to the end of the 2014 session.
The two Senate beverage bills showing signs of life–SB 470 and SB 1714–are both up for hearings next week. We’ll preview those hearings and focus particularly on the most recent proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1714. Please let us know what you think in our Replies Section. Subscribe to BrewersLaw.com to stay informed.
It was a pretty quiet week for the beverage bills pending in the Florida Legislature–a little too quiet. With less than a month to go in the 2014 session and a week-long break beginning April 14, these beverage bills better get moving.
We continue our recap of the action (and inaction) of the goings-on with the Florida beverage bills during the past week (March 30 – April 5). Please let us know what you think in our Replies Section. Subscribe to BrewersLaw.com to stay informed.
A pair of bills moving through the Florida Legislature (summarized here) will finally change the
stupid antiquated law that limits the container size for beer sold in the state. We can hopefully look forward to taking home a 64 oz growler from our favorite Florida breweries (or ABC Fine Wines & Spirits). Not if that growler is full of cider.
The 2014 session of the Florida Legislature is two months from starting, but already two pairs of craft beer bills put growlers and beer tastings on tap.
Bills Authorizing Growlers & Tastings
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SB 406 and HB 283, identical bills in the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representative, would change the craft beer laws in two ways: