STUDY OF SPIRITOUS LIQUOR SALES-DISTILLERY (NEW).

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 842 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO STUDY THE SALE OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR BY THE HOLDER OF A DISTILLERY PERMIT TO PATRONS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A TOUR OF A DISTILLERY.
Intro. by J. Bell, Moffitt, B. Brown, G. Graham.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (May 15 2013)

SOG comments (1):

Long title change

House committee substitute to the 1st edition amends the act's title. The original long title was: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALLOW DISTILLERIES IN NORTH CAROLINA TO SELL TO PATRONS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A TOUR OF A DISTILLERY AT RETAIL SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR THAT HAS BEEN DISTILLED AT THE LICENSED DISTILLERY FOR THE PRICE SET BY THE NORTH CAROLINA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION OF THAT PARTICULAR BRAND OF SPIRIT TO INCLUDE ALL APPLICABLE EXCISE AND SALES TAXES.

H 842

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 13 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. Establishes the eight-member Study Committee on Spirituous Liquor Sales by Distilleries to Tour Patrons (Committee) and specifies appointment of the Committee members. Requires the Committee to study the feasibility of and associated costs and benefits associated with allowing distillery permit holders to sell spirituous liquor distilled at the distillery to patrons participating in distillery tours. Provides for Committee cochairs, powers, and staffing. Requires a final report to the 2013 General Assembly when it reconvenes in 2014. Terminates the Committee upon the earlier of filing of the final report or adjournment sine die. Updates the act's titles.


  • Summary date: Apr 15 2013 - More information

    Adds new subdivision GS 18B-1105(4) to allow a specified licensed distillery to sell spirituous liquor distilled at the distillery, in closed containers, to consumers who participate in tours of the distillery, to be consumed off the premises of the distillery. Restricts such sale practices to those distilleries (1) located in an area where the establishment of an ABC store has been approved under GS 18B-602(g)and (2) which hold tours of the distillery and its full operation as a regular course of business. Provides that retail sales of spirituous liquor under proposed subdivision (4) is subject to the provisions of GS 18B-802 and that the spirituous liquor must be sold at the price setby the the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission for that brand of liquorand include all applicable excise and sales tax.Requires that all excise and sales tax be remitted by the permit holderto the Department of Revenue. Distinguishes between prearranged tours of the distillery and walk-in tours, selling hours and days when sales of spirituous liquor may be sold based on whether the tour is prearranged or a walk-in tour. Sets limits for the amount of spirituous liquor that may be sold in a single business day to a distillery patron. Directs theABC Commission toadopt rules regulating the retail sale of spirituous liquor at distilleries. Effective October 1, 2013.


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