I was searching for threads and I didnt see anything in an non-exhaustive search so I want to put this up for Georgia brewers. Please make corrections, additions, replacements, or updates as neccesary.
I am working out an updated letter to my representatives in regards to this years (2013) General Assembly. If anyone needs a map or the contact information for their representative I can email that out. aslo, the House has voted on some of these, if you want to find out who voted for what I can direct you to that website or go to http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/default.aspx I will try to generalize the bills as to keep this short.
If you havent already watched the 2009 Beer Wars Documentary I highly suggest it. If you do not have the time to write out a letter I can provide you with some text, however, I encourage individual letters that are authentic to prove that constituents care.
Snapshot of the alcohol-related bills under consideration from the AJC
HB 314: Introduced by Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Dunwoody, the bill would allow brewpubs to sell their beer - up to one case per person per day - for off-site consumption. example- I can fill a growler at the local gas station but I cannot fill one at the local brewery, if a brewpup wants to have their beer on tap at the restaurant next door they must have a distributer pick it up and deliver it to them.
HB 137: Backed by Rep. Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs, it would allow Georgians to include and ship wine in retail gift baskets.
SB 174: Sponsored by State Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, the bill is companion to HB 314 and would allow brewpubs to sell beer for off-site consumption.
HB 99: Introduced by Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, the bill stipulates the quantity of beer one is allowed to produce at home and would allow homebrewers to transport their beer to special events under specific conditions. strike out 50 gallons and insert 100 per adult up to 2 adults per household for a maximum of 200 gallons a year, and actually be allowed to take your beer to gatherings or local competitions
HB 185: Led by Rep. Rusty Kidd, R-Milledgeville, distillers would be allowed to directly sell two liters of distilled spirits to one customer per day.
- See more at: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/crop-of-booze-bills-pit-small-producers-against-th/nWfqK/#sthash.SMpXdi8T.dpuf
Lets get on the right side of this and provide a future for independant, craft, home, entreprenuerial, brewers, winemakers, and distillers. Lets get the Barleyroots movement going!