STAND. COM. REP. NO.2973
RE: H.B. No. 2199
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs and Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 2199, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIQUOR,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow recorked or resealed wine purchased for consumption with a meal to be removed from the licensed premises of a bona fide hotel, restaurant, or club with a class 2, 6, 11, 12, or 14 license; provided that it is recorked or resealed in its original container.
Testimony in support of this measure was received from Hawaii Restaurant Association, Big Island Restaurant Association, Legislative Information Services of Hawaii, Retail Liquor Dealers Association, Hawaii Food Industry Association, and The Wine Institute.
Your Committees have heard that several states have passed similar legislation and have not reported any adverse effects. By allowing customers to take home an unfinished bottle of wine, the customers does not feel compelled to drink the entire contents in order to get their moneys worth.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs and Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2199, H.D. 1, and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs and Commerce, Consumer Protection and Housing,
RON MENOR, Chair
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair