The Oklahoma homebrew legalization bill will likely come up for Senate vote soon, maybe as early as tomorrow Fri 4/9 or early next week. OK residents, check out the AHA Action Alert at http://bit.ly/dDpHd8
. Send it on to anyone you know in OK who would support this cause. Contacts from non-residents could be detrimental to the cause, so please leave this to OK residents.
Thanks to everyone who has contacted their legislators on this issue to date, your calls and emails helped get the bill through the House and Senate Business and Labor Committee.
A homebrew bill has been filed in Louisiana this year as well (homebrewing is not statutorily recognized in LA and is questionably legal there). The original version of the bill was fairly restrictive, but the bill's sponsors are working to revise it to make it more favorable for homebrewers. I'll pass along more on that as I know more.
Looks like the Alabama homebrew bill is dead for this year. Though it managed to pass the Senate this year (beyond most people's expectations), the bill has not been brought up for a vote in the House Travel and Tourism Committee and is unlikely to be given a hearing at this point. Though it is very unlikely that homebrewing will be legalized in Alabama this year, much progress has been made in educating legislators about homebrewing, and I think there is a very good chance of passing a homebrew bill there next year.