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Old 04-21-2011, 02:26 AM   #1
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Default Alabama Homebrew Legislation update (Wish 'em luck)

Didn't see this posted anywhere. HB 266 will be voted on in the house of representatives tomorrow April 21, 2011.

Passage of the Bill would grant Alabama residents the right to brew up to 100 gal. of beer per year.

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:23 PM   #2
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Crossing my fingers at this point.

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Old 04-26-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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I found this media coverage about the vote on Alabama's HB 266.

Here's the important part:

**UPDATE** Due to a planned filibuster by the opposition, HB 266 has been carried over. Early word says that HB 266 might end up on Tuesday's (April 26th) Special Order Calendar. This will be a normal Special Order and the bill will not have to face the 10 minute time limit. If you have not contacted your representatives about HB 266, your help is still needed and appreciated. **UPDATE**

Hopefully they'll do better on the 26th.

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Old 04-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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Last word I got was session to start at 1pm today. Haven't heard any word one way or the other yet.

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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Why on earth are they putting up a bill at 100 gallons / year? I suppose it ends up being "We're going to be different from the Federal allowance, because we can."

And, yes, I understand that we can basically brew what we like at home, and as long as we keep mum about it, nothing's going to happen.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:43 PM   #6
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I thought the federal allowance was 100gal per year per person, up to 2 people per household which would be 200gal per household if two people lived there. Heck, 50gal per year would be an improvement... seeing as it's currently sitting at 0. lol.

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:sigh: http://www.alahomebrewing.org/news

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:43 AM   #8
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We originally had a nice bill that matched the legal limit (100gal per person/200gal per household), plus the freedom to transport the beer to tastings in breweries/brewpubs, hold competitions, etc... The Alabama Beverage Control nixed a lot of that (it wasn't entirely clear that we could transport the beer out of the house to any place but a specially licensed event) and they wanted to drop the limits to 50gal per household brewed and 4gal max transported. We managed to keep it at 100gal per household and 10gal transported.

The bill had 23 sponsors in the house and it failed 28-45. Alabama remains in competition for the most backward state.

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Alabama has some of the most ignorant lawmakers in the country.

This is proof:

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