STAND. COM. REP. NO. 501-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

††††††††††††††† , 2018

 

RE:†† H.B. No. 2411

††††† H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

†††† Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 2411, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

†††† The purpose of this measure to stimulate and diversify Hawaiiís economy by:

 

†††† (1)Clarifying that brewpub and small craft producer pub licensees may conduct liquor sales at multiple, appropriately licensed premises;

 

†††† (2)Specifying that brewpubs and small craft producer pubs may sell malt beverages in growlers that may be recyclable containers of up to one gallon; and

 

†††† (3)Permitting direct shipping of malt beverages and spirits under the same conditions as are currently permitted for direct shipment of wine.

 

†††† Waikiki Brewing Company, Kohola Brewery, Stewbum and Stonewall Brewing Co., KauaĎi Island Brewing Co., Honolulu BeerWorks, REAL a gastropub/Bent Tail Brewing Company, Kauai Beer Company, Aloha Beer Co., Big Island Brewhaus, Taps and Apps LLC., Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild, Beer Lab HI, Maui Brewing Co., and many individuals testified in support of this measure.The Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu provided comments.

 

†††† Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for 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. 2411, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2411, H.D. 2.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair