|Posted:||April 2, 2015 02:41 PM|
|From:||Representative Mike Regan|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Historical Distillery License Fee Reduction|
|It has recently been brought to my attention that there is a discrepancy in the licensing fee for a limited distillery and a distillery of historical significance. A limited distillery is only required to pay a licensing fee of $1,500, while a distillery of historical significance is required to pay a fee of $5,400. To add to this inequity, a limited distillery may produce up to 100,000 gallons of distilled liquor each year, which a distillery of historical significance is limited to 20,000 gallons per year.
A distillery of historical significance is one which was established prior to January 1, 1875. A lot of these distilleries rely on the generosity of the community, tourists, and other donations to continue operations. Requiring them to pay the higher fee, while limiting their production puts them at a disadvantage.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this Bill.
Introduced as HB941