« on: August 23, 2014, 01:07:06 PM »
When enforcement happens, it's sorta terrifying. This year with the change in the law the ABC threatened the CHA board of directors with arrest if they put on the fest, so.. woo.Wow!! That's crazy!! BUT as a AHA and CHA member why wasn't that brought to our attention? I would LOVE for a news outlet to run a story on the CA ABC threatening to jail people for putting on a charity homebrew event. As evidenced by the recent vote on AB 2609....which didn't receive a single "nay" vote we have both the legislature and public opinion on our side. I have noticed a trend in homebrewing laws....nothing gets accomplished until someone gets in trouble or at least there is a threat of trouble. That is how both 1425 and 2609 have been passed. The ABC tries to enforce a "dumb" law, citizens notify their politicians, and the law is subsequently changed.
That's what happens when an enforcement agency feels like you're flaunting the law.