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HB168 (BR353) - G. Stumbo, J. Bell, G. Brown Jr., L. Combs, K. Flood, J. Kay, M. Meredith, R. Meyer, R. Palumbo, S. Santoro, D. St. Onge, J. Tilley, S. Westrom, A. Wuchner

     AN ACT relating to incompatible licenses.
     Amend KRS 243.110 to specify malt beverage licenses which are to be considered incompatible.


     HFA1( P. Moffett ) - Amend KRS 243.110 to exempt a Kentucky brewer that holds a distributor license from the incompatible license list; amend KRS 243.150 to allow a Kentucky brewer to distribute malt beverages it produced in Kentucky under a distributor license; authorize a brewer to sell malt beverages to retailers through a distributor license; make the brewer responsible under its distributor's license for paying any taxes imposed by KRS 243.730 and 243.884; amend KRS 243.157 to enable a microbrewery to acquire a distributor's license with the same privileges and responsibilities as a distributor's license held by a brewer; amend KRS 244.606 to create a contract settlement process for a brewer and its existing distributor when a brewer acquires a new distributor license; make the process identical to that used between a distributor and a successor brewer or importer.
     HFA2( P. Moffett ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA3( A. Koenig ) - Exclude any licenses currently held by a brewer from the future incompatible license restrictions related to brewers.
     HFA4( A. Koenig ) - Exclude any licenses currently held by a brewer from the future incompatible license restrictions related to brewers.
     HFA5( D. Keene ) - Retain original provisions except grandfather any license application that is not a renewal application; prohibit a person with a 10 percent or more interest in a distributor's license from holding a microbrewery license; permit a licensed microbrewery to hold a retail package license off the microbrewery premises of the microbrewery; permit a microbrewery to hold a retail drink license both on and off the premises of the microbrewery; delete all requirements permitting a microbrewery to sell malt beverages produced on the premises for off-premise purposes without physical transfer of the malt beverage to a licensed distributor.
     HFA6( D. Floyd ) - Amend KRS 243.150 and 243.157 to allow a brewer or microbrewery to sell its malt beverages directly to a retailer if the malt beverages were produced at the brewer's or microbrewery's premises in Kentucky; make the brewer or microbrewery responsible for completing any functions or paying any taxes required by KRS 243.730 and 243.884 that would otherwise be completed or paid by a distributor.
     SFA1( J. Adams ) - Amend KRS 243.110 to permit the current holder of both a brewer and a distributor license to keep the license after the effective date of this bill; authorize a brewery to hold not more than two distributor licenses.

     Jan 09, 2015 - introduced in House
     Feb 05, 2015 - to Economic Development (H)
     Feb 09, 2015 - posted in committee
     Feb 12, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendments (1) (2-title) (3) and (4) filed
     Feb 13, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendments (5) and (6) filed
     Feb 23, 2015 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 24, 2015
     Feb 24, 2015 - 3rd reading; floor amendments (3) and (6) defeated ; passed 67-31
     Feb 25, 2015 - received in Senate
     Feb 27, 2015 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 02, 2015 - taken from Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S); 1st reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 03, 2015 - reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 4, 2015; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 04, 2015 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 23-13
     Mar 09, 2015 - received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 20, 2015 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 026)