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CS/HB 737: Craft Distilleries

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; DiCeglie ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Chambliss ; Fetterhoff

Craft Distilleries; Authorizes craft distilleries to be licensed as specified vendors under certain circumstances; requires certain alcoholic beverages to be obtained through licensed distributor; prohibits distillery from operating as craft distillery until certain requirements are met; authorizes persons to have common ownership in craft distilleries under certain circumstances; requires minimum percentage of craft distillery’s total finished branded products to be distilled in this state & contain one or more Florida agricultural products.

Effective Date: 7/1/2021
Last Action: 4/13/2021 House - Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/SB 46
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    2/3/2021 House • Filed
    2/18/2021 House • Referred to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    • Referred to State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Referred to Commerce Committee
    • Now in Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    2/26/2021 House • Added to Regulatory Reform Subcommittee agenda
    3/2/2021 House • Favorable by Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    • 1st Reading (Original Filed Version)
    3/4/2021 House • Reported out of Regulatory Reform Subcommittee
    • Now in State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
    3/9/2021 House • Added to State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee agenda
    3/11/2021 House • Favorable by State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Reported out of State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
    • Now in Commerce Committee
    3/22/2021 House • Added to Commerce Committee agenda
    3/24/2021 House • Favorable with CS by Commerce Committee
    • Reported out of Commerce Committee
    • Laid on Table under Rule 7.18(a)
    • CS Filed
    3/25/2021 House • 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 1)
    3/26/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
    • Added to Second Reading Calendar
    4/8/2021 House • Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/13/2021)
    4/13/2021 House • Substituted CS/CS/SB 46
    • Laid on Table, refer to CS/CS/SB 46

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  • CS/HB 737, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/24/2021 at 6:28 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 46 (er) Craft Distilleries Hutson Identical Last Action: 4/15/2021 S Ordered enrolled -SJ 507
    S 142 Beverage Law Brandes Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Regulated Industries

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    565.02 License fees; vendors; clubs; caterers; and others. Page 2 (pdf)
    565.03 License fees; manufacturers, distributors, brokers, sales agents, and importers of alcoholic beverages; vendor licenses and fees; distilleries and craft distilleries. Page 5 (pdf)
    565.17 Beverage tastings by distributors and vendors. Page 11 (pdf)

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  • HB 737, Original Filed Version Posted 2/3/2021 at 2:44 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Regulatory Reform Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 5/12/2021 (pdf)
    State Administration and Technology Appropriations Subcommittee (Post-Meeting) 3/11/2021 (pdf)
    Commerce Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/24/2021 (pdf)

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 46 (c2) Craft Distilleries Hutson Similar Last Action: 4/15/2021 S Ordered enrolled -SJ 507
    S 142 Beverage Law Brandes Compare Last Action: 4/30/2021 S Died in Regulated Industries

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    768571 - Amendment
    Between lines 254 and 255, insert:
    DiCeglie 3/23/2021
    5:43 PM
    Adopted without Objection
    3/24/2021
    PDF

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    565.02 License fees; vendors; clubs; caterers; and others. Page 2 (pdf)
    565.03 License fees; manufacturers, distributors, brokers, sales agents, and importers of alcoholic beverages; vendor licenses and fees; distilleries and craft distilleries. Page 5 (pdf)
    565.17 Beverage tastings by distributors and vendors. Page 11 (pdf)

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