STAND. COM. REP. NO. 478

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 546

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 546, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

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

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Increase the amount of malt beverages a small craft producer pub licensee may manufacture from 60,000 barrels to 125,000 barrels;

 

(2) Allow brewpub licensees and small craft producer pub licensees to conduct certain activities at satellite locations;

 

(3) Clarify the definition of "growler"; and

 

(4) Allow brewpub licensees and small craft producer pub licensees who manufacture beer solely in the State to obtain a direct shipper permit.

 

Kauai Beer Company, Kauai Island Brewing Company, LLC., Honolulu Beerworks, Maui Brewing Co., REAL a gastropub/Bent Tail Brewing Company, Beer Lab HI, Lanikai Brewing Company, Waikiki Brewing Company, and Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild testified in support on this measure. The Department of the Attorney General, Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu, Kona Brewing Co., and Hawaii Food Industry Association provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by removing the qualifier that a brewpub licensee or small craft producer pub licensee must manufacture beer solely in the State in order to obtain a direct shipper permit. Thus, as amended, any brewpub licensee and small craft producer pub licensee may obtain a direct shipper permit.

 

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. 546, 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. 546, 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