Previous Year’s Legislation

Legislation in 2014

AB 2004 (Chesbro)
Allows a beer manufacturer to sell packaged beer at a farmers market (with restrictions). Allows for wine to be served at a private event held on the premises of a beer manufacturer. PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. AWAITING GOVERNOR SIGNATURE

AB 2203 (Chesbro)
Would prohibit the obliteration, mutilation or marking out of a manufacturer’s name on metal kegs.  SIGNED BY GOVERNOR BECOMES LAW 1/1/15  

AB 2609 (Nestande)
Allow homebrew clubs to obtain a non-profit special event license to serve homebrew. Per request by CCBA, bill has been amended to include a provision that 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.” This language mandates that homebrewed beer be served in a defined area separated from licensed brewers at beer festivals. SIGNED BY GOVERNOR BECOMES LAW 1/1/15  

SB 1235 (Knight)
Expands the scope of pre-packaged foods allowed to be sold at a brewery tasting room while still being exempt from the definition of “food facility” for the purposes of health department authority. PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. AWAITING GOVERNOR SIGNATURE

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 SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. BECOMES LAW 1/1/15

AB 2010 (Gray)
Would impose a maximum of 6 duplicate licenses with a retail privilege, up to 2 of which could have a bona fide eating establishment. Allows unlimited number of duplicate licenses for warehousing purposes. PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. AWAITING GOVERNOR SIGNATURE

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. Would discontinue the practice of “scan backs” at retail. SIGNED BY GOVERNOR. BECOMES LAW 1/1/15     

Resolution (Chesbro)
A resolution honoring the craft brewing industry in the state and declaring April 2014 as Craft Beer Month            PASSED