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SB 72 (BR 808) - D. Thayer

     AN ACT relating to medium farm wineries.
     Amend KRS 241.010 to create license category and definition for medium farm winery; change definition of "winery" to include a medium farm winery; amend KRS 243.030 to create licensing fees and categories for a medium farm winery, off-premise retail location, and a medium farm winery wholesaler; create a new section of KRS Chapter 243 to establish actions authorized by a medium farm winery wholesaler license; permit a medium farm winery wholesaler to have its licensed premise on or in the licensed premise of a medium farm winery; amend KRS 243.155 to include the medium farm winery in provisions regulating small farm wineries including eligibility and application process; scope of business authorized by license; tasting rooms and off-site retail premises, and shipping and transport; local option election; other permitted licenses including restaurant wine license and retail malt beverage license; amend KRS 243.730 to mandate that a medium farm winery pay and report excise tax on quarterly basis; amend KRS 243.882 to conform.

SB 72 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Delete original provisions to expand business authorized by a vintner license; change definition of "vintner" to exclude a small farm winery; amend KRS 243.030 to create license fee and category for vintner off-premises retail license; create a new section of KRS Chapter 243 to establish eligibility and application process for a vintner license; require that a small farm winery applying for a vintner license retain all rights associated with its small farm winery license until results of affirmative local option election and issuance of vintner license; establish scope of business authorized by vintner license, including manufacture and bottling, tasting rooms, sell at retail, transport, and shipping; establish local option election requirements; allow vintner to hold restaurant wine license and malt beverage license under limited circumstances; permit a vintner to hold one or more off-premises retail license; require wholesaler to permit vintner to deliver wine from winery proper to portion of winery used for retail sales; require all direct shipments to be invoiced from vintner to wholesaler and from wholesaler to vintner for tax purposes; amend KRS 243.120 and 244.240 to conform.

     SCA (1/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions, except amend the definition of a "vintner" to limit annual wine production to 250,000 gallons.

     SFA (2/Title, D. Thayer) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (3, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions except change "vintner" to "farm vintner" throughout; create license category and establish fee amounts for "farm vintner license" and "farm vintner off-premises retail license"; define "farm vintner" as a winery producing wines in excess of 50,000 gallons but not more than 250,000 gallons; change the certifying authority of results from a local option election from the Secretary of State to the county/judge executive; delete Sections 5 and 6.

     SFA (4, D. Thayer) - Retain original provisions except limit production to 100,000 gallons; remove all retail and shipping privileges for a medium farm winery, including off-premises retail sites, restaurant wine license and retail malt beverage license; permit a medium farm winery to sell wine to wholesale license holders and small farm winery license holders; permit small farm wineries to sell wine produced by a medium farm winery at retail; allow the holder of a small farm winery license to also hold a medium farm winery license; authorize a medium farm winery to have its licensed premises on the licensed premise of a small farm winery; amend KRS 243.882 and 243.884 to conform.

     Jan 6-introduced in Senate
     Jan 7-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 11-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 17, 2010; floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Feb 17-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 18-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 19-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 22-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (4) filed
     Feb 23-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 24-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 25-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Feb 26-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 1-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 2-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 3-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 4-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 5-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Apr 14-taken from Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day


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