SB 144 (BR 1246) - G. Tapp
AN ACT relating to promotional sampling of distilled spirits.
Amend KRS 243.0305 to make the hours and days of operation for a souvenir retail liquor licensee subject to local ordinance; amend KRS 244.050 to allow retail drink, retail package, and souvenir retail liquor licensees to give a customer 3 distilled spirit samples per day rather than 2 samples under a sampling license; permit a licensed distiller to acquire a sampling license; limit a distiller to providing up to 3 separate 1/2 ounce complimentary samples of its distilled spirits per day to each customer during regular business hours on the distiller's licensed premises or at a retailer's licensed premises; require retail licensees to sell the distilled spirits used for a complimentary sampling event at no more than the retail licensee's normal selling price; prohibit a distiller from using its sampling license on its distillery premises unless it also holds a souvenir retail liquor license; permit the retail licensee to bill on a per-event basis in the usual course of business; authorize distiller licensees to give a consumer who is touring the distillery for educational purposes one complimentary sample of up to 1/2 ounce of un-aged product manufactured at the distillery premises; enable distiller licensees to offer consumers branded nonalcoholic promotional items of nominal value in conjunction with a distillery tour or a complimentary sampling event.
Feb 13-introduced in Senate; to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 2-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 2, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 30-7
Mar 3-received in House
Mar 6-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Mar 10-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Licensing & Occupations (H)