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  • Introduced
    Jan 26, 2023
  • Passed House
    May 10, 2023
  • Passed Senate
    Jun 02, 2023
  • Signed into Law
    Jun 06, 2023
HB 6548
Connecticut House Bill
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AN ACT CONCERNING THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION'S RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR REGULATION. To: (1) Authorize (A) alcoholic liquor manufacturers to enter into alternating proprietorship agreements, and (B) certain liquor permittees to enter into contract manufacturing agreements; (2) establish temporary auction permits; (3) provide that a permitted manufacturer of spirits or beer that also holds a farmers' market sales permit may sell, and offer free tastings of, its spirits or beer at a farmers' market operated as a nonprofit enterprise or association; (4) expand the off-site farm winery sales and wine, cider and mead tasting permit to include additional liquor permittees; (5) eliminate the sunset date concerning the period during which certain liquor permittees may sell liquor in sealed containers for off-premises consumption; (6) replace temporary beer and liquor permits with a temporary liquor permit for noncommercial entities; (7) authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue farmers' market sales permits to spirits manufacturers; (8) authorize certain liquor manufacturers that hold out-of-state shipper's permits for beer to engage in additional sales and shipping activities under festival permits; (9) provide that no person who assists an applicant, backer or liquor permittee in submitting an application for a liquor permit shall submit, or cause to be submitted, any false statement in connection with such application, or engage in any conduct which delays or impedes the Department of Consumer Protection in processing such application, provide that submitting any such statement or engaging in any such conduct shall constitute an unfair or deceptive trade practice within the meaning of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act and authorize the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to impose civil penalties on any person who submits any such statement or engages in any such conduct; (10) provide that a liquor permittee shall be a director, employee, member, officer, partner or shareholder of its backer; (11) provide that the department may summarily suspend a renewed liquor permit if the liquor permittee fails to timely submit a fire marshal certificate to the department; (12) subject beer manufacturers to beer keg identification, receipt and refund requirements; (13) eliminate special club, charitable organization, nonprofit public television corporation and nonprofit corporation permits; and (14) make minor, technical and conforming changes to the Liquor Control Act.
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Senate • Jun 13, 2023: Signed by the Governor
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Whip Lists

YES: 23
  • Maroney J
  • D'Agostino M
  • Fonfara J
  • Brown M
  • Cicarella P
  • Rutigliano D
  • Ackert T
  • Allie-Brennan R
  • Aniskovich C
  • Candelaria J
  • Cohen C
  • Fazzino J
  • Gibson B
  • Kissel J
  • Lopes R
  • Luxenberg G
  • Osborne M
  • Osten C
  • Pizzuto W
  • Rochelle K
  • Santos F
  • Scott T
  • Yaccarino D

NO: 0

    OTHER: 0
    • Jun 13, 2023 | Senate
      • Signed by the Governor
    • Jun 07, 2023 | Senate
      • Transmitted to the Secretary of State
      • Transmitted by Secretary of the State to Governor
    • Jun 06, 2023 | Senate
      • Public Act 23-50 (LCO)
    • Jun 02, 2023 | Senate
      • Senate Adopted House Amendment Schedule A
      • Senate Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
      • In Concurrence
    • May 12, 2023 | Senate
      • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
      • Senate Calendar Number 497
      • File Number 780 (LCO)
    • May 10, 2023 | House
      • House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 7233
      • House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
    • Mar 20, 2023 | House
      • Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office (LCO)
      • Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
      • House Calendar Number 87
      • File Number 118 (LCO)
    • Mar 13, 2023 | House
      • Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/20/23 12:00 PM (LCO)
    • Mar 03, 2023 | House
      • Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office (LCO)
    • Mar 02, 2023 | House
      • Joint Favorable Substitute (GL)
    • Jan 27, 2023 | House
      • Public Hearing 01/31
    • Jan 26, 2023 | House
      • Referred to Joint Committee on General Law