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Old 05-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #411
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Wow, that audio clip from 2011 was actually mind blowing for me. Didn't sound like State Representative's, sounded like rural small town city councilmen at a revival. And the Rep talking about the moonshiner in his district, too funny (probably contributed to his campaign) I am keeping my fingers crossed for you Alabama home brewers, my heart really goes out to you, and hopefully the Senate is a bit more in this Century.
The senate is harder position for the local hillbilly like DuWayne Bridges, Kurt Wallace, Richard Laird and Mac Buttrum to get elected to. Usually the politically savvy will start out in the house and then move on to the senate. State reps like Alvin Holmes, who has been in the house for THIRTY FIVE years, couldn't get elected to the senate if they were the only one running.

I feel optimistic that if the bill gets out of committee soon enough it will pass.
The same bill has passed out of the house the two previous years before moving to the house and dying in committee, then dying on the house floor the following year.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:52 PM   #412
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The senate is harder position for the local hillbilly like DuWayne Bridges, Kurt Wallace, Richard Laird and Mac Buttrum to get elected to. Usually the politically savvy will start out in the house and then move on to the senate. State reps like Alvin Holmes, who has been in the house for THIRTY FIVE years, couldn't get elected to the senate if they were the only one running.

I feel optimistic that if the bill gets out of committee soon enough it will pass.
The same bill has passed out of the house the two previous years before moving to the house and dying in committee, then dying on the house floor the following year.
This.^^^

Although high school graduate(with a bit of community college) Shad McGill may beg to differ. Ha!

It is a bit like that in national politics too. The Senators I have met and dealt with were much more impressive overall than most members of the house that I have met.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #413
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Reading this thread makes me feel extremely lucky that I don't live in a "dry" state when it comes to home brewing. Godspeed fellow Alabama home brewers!

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I mean this in the most NONDISRESPECTFUL way possible... When AL finally has it's home brewing renaissance, I hope that SOMEONE takes some good home brew to the next coon dog cemetery liars contest/festival. AND they let me know when that is going to happen because I would LOVE to go!

Still on your side in the far the north,

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It passed the House, now it is going to a committee in the Senate. It is the normal process.
Ah, comittee in the senate. Sorry, I misread the original as they sent to back to another comittee in the house. That makes much more sense.
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Got this email today:

The word around Montgomery is we only have next week to get past the
committee and the Senate or bust. Everyone seems optimistic that it
will get through without opposition but with limited time I'm not
exactly setting myself up for disappointment. Unfortunately, I'll be
out of town next week on business so won't be able to attend a Senate
meeting if it goes public.

I'd say if there was a time for folks to be emailing and calling, you
have about 6-7 days to get it right.


On May 3, 8:14 am, wrote:
> Our bill was re-referred to the Senate Committee on Job Creation and
> Economic Development last night. Mac told me this morning that he was
> working the bill in the Senate last night, and this is a good move.
> After I stated the obvious to him that time is running out, he
> reassured me that we are in position to get the bill through the
> Senate.
>
> I do not know when JC&ED will meet, but I hope it is soon.
>

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Got this email today:

The word around Montgomery is we only have next week to get past the
committee and the Senate or bust. Everyone seems optimistic that it
will get through without opposition but with limited time I'm not
exactly setting myself up for disappointment. Unfortunately, I'll be
out of town next week on business so won't be able to attend a Senate
meeting if it goes public.

I'd say if there was a time for folks to be emailing and calling, you
have about 6-7 days to get it right.


On May 3, 8:14 am, wrote:
> Our bill was re-referred to the Senate Committee on Job Creation and
> Economic Development last night. Mac told me this morning that he was
> working the bill in the Senate last night, and this is a good move.
> After I stated the obvious to him that time is running out, he
> reassured me that we are in position to get the bill through the
> Senate.
>
> I do not know when JC&ED will meet, but I hope it is soon.
>

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FYI - SB294 (Gourmet Bottle Bill) The bill to increase the beer container limit to 22oz. and 750mL state wide is on the special order calendar for tomorrow for the house.
If the past alcohol bill debates are any indication this should be a lively debate.

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:07 PM   #419
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Do they currently enforce the ban on brewing your own beer?

Regarding this bill...how would they enforce the 15 gallons, anyway?

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Currently they do not enforce the law. The only people who get in trouble were in trouble for something else. Like one person who was accused of having a still on his property and was in possession of some 'shine.
Also it would be hard to enforce the 15 gal limit. Thats the idea .

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