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Old 02-26-2008, 10:54 PM   #1
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$250 to get a permit to teach Home Brewing in your own house.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2008RS/billfile/hb0674.htm

 
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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How long before you have to pay to get permission to demonstrate other hobbies. I could see having a business license of some sort if you are operating it as a money maker, but a seperate permit just because it is homebrewing? Just one more way to make some money I guess.
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:58 PM   #3
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Is this brand new law. Were you thinking about teaching at home? Or do you already?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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What a crock! Besides, what do they mean by teaching anyway. Can you show a friend for example, or have a group over to make beer? Jeez, the laws we make to mess up the good things in life!
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:10 PM   #5
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Geez, Ok I am sorry that is just BullSh!t.

Greedy bastards. Seriously man, how much is enough! I feel like Popeye. "That's all I can stands and I can't stands no more!".

I have thought a good () idea was for companies to charge a 'priviledge to work here tax'. That is right up that alley. So in other words, you become a criminal if you teach homebrewing without a permit. hip hip hoorah.

Wait, read the bill I am really confused? Is it saying you have to pay $50 to store beer or am I misinterpreting this? It seems to need more context.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:16 PM   #6
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It's not a law YET, but it is on it's way.

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Sponsored By: Delegates Schuler, Boteler, and Bromwell

Entitled: Alcoholic Beverages - Home Brewing Instructor's Permit

Synopsis:

Establishing a home brewing instructor's permit; providing a permit fee of $250; authorizing the Office of the Comptroller to issue a permit to specified individuals; authorizing a permit holder to teach a client methods of brewing beer under specified circumstances; restricting the use of beer produced for specified purposes; prohibiting a permit holder from holding a specified license or other permit; and authorizing the Office of the Comptroller to adopt specified regulations.
The key word is CLIENT. I guess if you are charging for lessons, you gotta pay Guido.

 
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:19 PM   #7
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I think all the rest of those licenses are other required permits. Do you need a $400 permit to run a home brewery in Maryland?
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #8
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It's not a law YET, but it is on it's way.



The key word is CLIENT. I guess if you are charging for lessons, you gotta pay Guido.
True, but it looks like it's one of those "slip it in the back door, Sam" type of things that gets passed.

I am still confused, it goes on to talk about $400 for a family brewery and $50 for a storage facility. I wonder what that all means in the context of the bill.
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I think all the rest of those licenses are other required permits. Do you need a $400 permit to run a home brewery in Maryland?
Ahh ok, so those are already established fees then?
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Ahh ok, so those are already established fees then?
That is my guess. I think the new parts are in bold type.
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