STAND. COM. REP. NO.  732-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   H.B. No. 1925

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1925 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to support the local manufacture of liquor by allowing holders of Class 1 manufacturer liquor licenses to sell in any quantity for private use and consumption other specified liquor made from fruits or other products grown in Hawaii.


     Maui Brewing Co. and Island Distillers, Inc., supported this bill with amendments.  The Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu and a concerned individual submitted comments.


     After careful consideration, your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Allowing for the sale in any quantity of beer; wine, whether or not manufactured from grapes or other fruits grown in Hawaii; and other specified liquor, whether or not manufactured from fruits or other products grown in Hawaii, that are manufactured or distilled in Hawaii:


          (A)  At wholesale in original packages to any person who holds a license to resell it; and


          (B)  To any person for private use and consumption;


     (2)  Changing its effective date to January 1, 3000, to encourage further discussion; and


     (3)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1925, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1925, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,