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Kansas Homebrewers - Proposed Law Change
« on: February 05, 2013, 10:52:29 PM »
Just this week in KS, new legislation is being proposed to amend the law to allow consumption by non-family members and at other locations besides the maker's home--including in competitions.  I urge KS residents to contact their legislative representatives to encourage them to support the measure.

House bill:
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/hb2223/

Senate bill:
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/measures/sb112/

IMO, here's the best part:

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Homemade fermented beverages" means beer or wine produced by a person who is 21 years of age or older, through such person's own efforts and in accordance with K.S.A. 41-104, and amendments thereto, at a place of residence or at another location with permission from the property owner, and not for a commercial purpose, but for consumption by that person or such person's family or guests, or for use at an exhibition, demonstration, judging, tasting, class or sampling, or as part of a contest or competition.

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Re: Kansas Homebrewers - Proposed Law Change
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 06:34:21 AM »
I'll bump this one up. It's really important to contact your representatives, KS residents! Missouri is going through the same process right now, but it is backed by Dan Kopman (co-founder of Schlafly) and a few AB lawyers, so us Missourians stand a better chance of it getting out of committee and going to vote.

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Re: Kansas Homebrewers - Proposed Law Change
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 12:30:22 PM »
I've been working with a coalition of Kansas homebrew club representatives on drafting that bill.  We just sent out an action alert to the Kansas AHA members.  Here's the link: http://bit.ly/11LWfRA
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Re: Kansas Homebrewers - Proposed Law Change
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 12:58:23 PM »
Sounds like Kansas is getting its act together.  Any hope with Illinois?  So far, it is just a "look the other way" approach for competitions and banning homebrew at any "exhibition" that involves an admission price.
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Re: Kansas Homebrewers - Proposed Law Change
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 06:40:42 AM »
Sounds like Kansas is getting its act together.  Any hope with Illinois?  So far, it is just a "look the other way" approach for competitions and banning homebrew at any "exhibition" that involves an admission price.

I know that Bills Tubbs of the Prairie Schooners in Springfield, IL (president of my old club) and the Homebrewers Of Peoria are in contact with the lawmakers there, but it's definitely a slow go. The Prairie Schooners have a good facebook group where you can get in contact with them. https://www.facebook.com/groups/prairie.schooners/
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Re: Kansas Homebrewers - Proposed Law Change
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 09:34:16 AM »
Sounds like Kansas is getting its act together.  Any hope with Illinois?  So far, it is just a "look the other way" approach for competitions and banning homebrew at any "exhibition" that involves an admission price.

There was actually a bill filed at the end of last year's session, but getting it passed was a long shot and it didn't happen.  An improved version of that bill is prepared, but hasn't yet been filed.
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