Division of the Budget
Landon State Office Building Phone: (785) 296-2436
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 504 adam.c.proffitt@ks.gov
Topeka, KS 66612 Division of the Budget http://budget.kansas.gov
Adam Proffitt, Director Laura Kelly, Governor

March 10, 2021

The Honorable Larry Alley, Chairperson
Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs
Statehouse, Room 136-E
Topeka, Kansas 66612
Dear Senator Alley:
SUBJECT: Fiscal Note for SB 257 by Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs
In accordance with KSA 75-3715a, the following fiscal note concerning SB 257 is
respectfully submitted to your committee.
SB 257 would allow retail liquor stores to sell containers of beer and cereal malt beverages
in refillable and sealable containers for consumption off the licensed premises. The bill would
require containers to hold within 32 and 64 fluid ounces and have a label that clearly indicates the
licensee’s name and the type of alcoholic beverage in the container. The bill would also allow
Class A and B Clubs to sell containers of beer and cereal malt beverages in a similar manner but
would prohibit sales after 11:00 p.m. Sales from Class A and Class B Clubs would be subject to
the liquor drink tax.
The Department of Revenue indicates that enactment of the bill would require it to revise
its handbooks for Class A and B Clubs, drinking establishments, and retailers at a total cost of
$4,575 from the State General Fund in FY 2022. Of this amount, $1,800 would be to update
publications and $2,775 would be to print and mail notices to approximately 2,500 taxpayers. The
Department notes that enactment of the bill could result in a decrease in beer and cereal malt
beverage sales for retailers. Any fiscal effect associated with SB 257 is not reflected in The FY
2022 Governor’s Budget Report.


Adam Proffitt
Director of the Budget
cc: Lynn Robinson, Department of Revenue

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 41-308, 79-4101, 41-2653