This bill would allow adult persons to produce homebrewed beer, mead, cider, and wine in limited amounts for personal use; would prohibit a person convicted of a felony from homebrewing; and would provide for a Class C misdemeanor punishment for violations of this act
Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended, prohibits a general law whose purpose or effect would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds from becoming effective with regard to a local governmental entity without enactment by a 2/3 vote unless: it comes within one of a number of specified exceptions; it is approved by the affected entity; or the Legislature appropriates funds, or provides a local source of revenue, to the entity for the purpose
The purpose or effect of this bill would be to require a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of the amendment. However, the bill does not require approval of a local governmental entity or enactment by a 2/3 vote to become effective because it comes within one of the specified exceptions contained in the amendment
To permit persons 21 years of age or older to produce a limited amount of home brewed beer, mead, cider, and table wine for personal use; to prohibit a convicted felon from home brewing such beverages; to provide penalties for violations; and to amend Section 28-3-1, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to definitions of alcoholic beverages, to include definitions of mead and cider; and in connection therewith would have as its purpose or effect the requirement of a new or increased expenditure of local funds within the meaning of Amendment 621 of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, now appearing as Section 111.05 of the Official Recompilation of the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, as amended.
|May 7, 2013||S||Indefinitely Postponed|
|February 21, 2013||S||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|February 7, 2013||S||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Job Creation and Economic Development|
|Bill Text||SB171 Alabama 2013 Session - Introduced|