Last year, the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division informed the Kansas City Bier Meisters, a local homebrew club, that existing Kansas law does not allow for homebrew to be served outside the home for events like homebrew club meetings and homebrew competitions.
The American Homebrewers Association is supporting an effort by a coalition of Kansas homebrew clubs to resolve this issue. House Bill 2223 was drafted to allow Kansas homebrewers to legally share homebrew at club meetings and enter homebrew competitions. The bill is scheduled for a hearing before the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs Friday, February 8, 2013 at 9 a.m.
How Can You Help?
Please contact the members of the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs (listed below) and politely urge them to vote favorably on HB 2223, so that it can move on to vote before the full House. See committee contacts below. Contacting legislators is quick and easy, and every contact they get from homebrewers will help assure our success.
Thank you for your support of homebrewers, your action could make the difference in whether or not this legislation becomes law. Please forward this message to other Kansas residents/businesses that may be interested in supporting this bill.
Arlen H. Siegfreid, R-121st (Chair) 785-296-0715
Larry Campbell, R-26th 785-296-7632
Ken Corbet, R-54th 785-296-7679
Shanti Gandhi, R-52nd 785-296-7672
Robert (Bob) Montgomery, R-15th 785-296-7677
Allan Rothlisberg, R-65th 785-296-7653
Broderick Henderson, D-35th 785-296-7697
Annie Tietze, D-53rd 785-296-7668
Steven R. Brunk, R-85th (Vice Chair) 785-296-7645
Rep. J. R. Claeys, R-69th 785-296-7670
Rep. Travis Couture-Lovelady, R-110th 785-296-4683
Rep. Brett Hildabrand, R-17th 785-296-7659
Rep. Reid Petty, R-125th 785-296-7676
Rep. Troy L. Waymaster, R-109th 785-296-7672
Rep. Emily Perry, D-24th 785-296-7669
Rep. Ponka-We Victors, D-103rd 785-296-7651
Rep. Rob Bruchman, R-20th 785-296-7644
Rep. Susan L. Concannon, R-107th 785-296-7677
Rep. Willie Dove, R-38th 785-296-7670
Rep. Michael Houser, R-1st 785-296-7679
Rep. Marty Read, R-4th 785-296-7310
Rep. Louis E. Ruiz, D-31st (Ranking Member) 785-296-7122
Rep. Michael J. Peterson, D-32nd 785-296-7371