STAND. COM. REP. NO.  2202


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   S.B. No. 772

      H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 772, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to amend the State's liquor laws to adapt to the constantly developing craft brewery industry by:


     (1)  Removing the requirement that a notice, placard, or marker indicating the name or brand be attached upon the faucet, spigot, or outlet from which draught beer is drawn; and


     (2)  Specifying that any rules adopted by county liquor commissions related to stacking drinks shall define stacking beer on a total volume basis not to exceed 32 ounces.


     The Hawaiian Craft Brewers Guild, Kauai Beer Company, Maui Brewing Co., and Honolulu Beerworks testified in support of this measure.  Mothers Against Drunk Driving Hawaii testified in opposition.  The Liquor Commission of the City and County of Honolulu provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Lowering the maximum serving amount before a customer at any one time from 32 ounces to 24 ounces; and


     (2)  Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 772, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 772, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,