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Title: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: garyg on May 11, 2010, 07:19:36 PM
Yesterday, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry signed HB 2348, legalizing homebrewing in the state.  The new law goes into effect November 1, 2010. 

Thanks to all of the Oklahoma homebrewers and their supporters who made phone calls and sent emails to the Oklahoma legislature and the Governor's office.  Those contacts make a huge difference.  Thanks also to Rep. Colby Schwartz and Sen. Mike Schulz. 

Special thanks go to AHA member and now head brewer at the Mustang Brewery Gary Shellman for initiating the legalization process and working tirelessly to see the bill through.

Cheers to Oklahoma's Homebrewers!
Gary
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: dbeechum on May 11, 2010, 07:32:13 PM
Gary,

I've said it before in email, but way to go - way to be out there supporting, pointing and testifying.

2 more states left to go!
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on May 11, 2010, 07:34:32 PM
Way to go, OK!
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: rjharper on May 11, 2010, 08:58:17 PM
Nov 1st will have to be a brew day for me now...
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 11, 2010, 09:13:18 PM
FTW!!! Congrats to Oklahoma homebrewers!
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: Beertracker on May 12, 2010, 02:50:02 AM
After fifteen years of 'illicit activity'... I'm soon to be legal!  Three cheers!!! ;D
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: Beertracker on May 12, 2010, 02:53:26 AM
Be certain to have the Beertown website team update our legal status.  ;)

http://www.beertown.org/statutes/oklahoma.htm (http://www.beertown.org/statutes/oklahoma.htm)
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: garyg on May 12, 2010, 03:06:46 AM
So it turns out that the new law will go into effect earlier than I had originally been told.  Since there was no start date in the bill, which typically would have been November 1, the bill actually goes into effect 90 days after the end of the current legislative session.  That should make homebrewing legal in Oklahoma sometime in late August.
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: crazeguy on May 12, 2010, 08:25:03 AM
Well I've got something to hold over my buddys head until August. He messes up, one call to the OKCPD and its all over for him

Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: richardt on May 12, 2010, 01:01:22 PM
2 more states left to go!

Which ones?
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on May 12, 2010, 01:42:10 PM
2 more states left to go!

Which ones?

Alabama and Mississippi, if I recall.
Title: Re: Oklahoma Legalizes Homebrewing
Post by: beersk on May 12, 2010, 05:09:01 PM
2 more states left to go!

Which ones?

Alabama and Mississippi, if I recall.

Ah yes, two of the most conservative states.  I'm so glad we're "free".