Thanks to all of the contacts with Wisconsin state Senators from supporters like you, Senate Bill 395, which would lift current restrictions that prohibit homebrew from being transported outside of the home where it was made, passed the Senate by a vote of 32-1 on February 14. An attempt to greatly water down the bill with an amendment was defeated. SB 395 will be going to a vote before the full Assembly in the near future.
How Can You Help? Please contact your district’s Assembly Representative and politely urge him/her to vote yes on SB 395/AB 521 (AB 521 is identical to SB 395 and either version could be voted on) and to oppose any amendments to the bill. In addition, please contact the Speaker of the Assembly and the Assembly Majority Leader and ask them to schedule a vote of SB 395/AB 521 as soon as possible.
Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald (608) 266-2540 Rep.Fitzgerald@legis.wisconsin.gov
Majority Leader Scott Suder (608) 267-0280 Rep.Suder@legis.wisconsin.gov
Your action is needed now! There is a very limited window of opportunity to pass this bill before the legislature shuts down due to recalls.
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 on to any other Wisconsin residents or businesses that you feel would be interested in supporting this bill.