2013 Legislation

Alcohol Beverage Legislation 2014

 The CCBA was actively engaged in many legislative bills that affected the alcohol beverage industry in 2014.

 Below is a summary of the most important bills. For more details on these bills, including background information, click here.

 AB 2004 (Chesbro)
Authorizes a beer manufacturer to sell packaged beer at a farmers market (with restrictions). Allows for wine and beer from other sources to be served at a private event held on the premises of a beer manufacturer.

AB 2203 (Chesbro)
This bill makes it illegal for any person to obliterate, mutilate or mark out the manufacturers name on a metal keg without the written consent of the manufacturer. 

AB 2609 (Nestande)
This bill requires homebrew served at a special event to be confined “within a clearly identified area including… a physical barrier with a monitored point of entry.” The bill also allows nonprofit organizations that promote home brewing, to sell beer at fundraising events.

AB 2010 (Gray)
Would impose a maximum of 6 duplicate licenses with a retail privilege, up to 2 of which are allowed to have a bona fide eating establishment.

AB 1928 (Bocanegra)
Prohibits a licensed retailer from accepting or redeeming any type of coupon that is funded or furnished by a beer manufacturer or wholesaler.

AB 1989 (Chesbro)
Allow a student, regardless of age, enrolled in a qualified academic institution to taste an alcoholic beverage, for educational purposes, as part of an established degree program in enology or brewing.