Amendment #407 to H3600

Expanding access to craft beer

Mr. Howitt of Seekonk moves to amend the bill by adding the following section:

“SECTION XX. Section 19C of Chapter 138 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (n), the following paragraph:-

(o) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, a farmer brewer shall be permitted to fill empty growlers, provided by consumers for retail sale, if said growler was purchased for the purpose of holding malt beverages. For the purposes of this section, the term “growler” shall mean a large glass, including bottles, jugs, or other containers, which can hold up to 100 ounces of a malt beverage as defined in section 2, and is purchased from any licensed malt beverages manufacturer or wholesaler.

SECTION 2. Section 19D of said chapter 138, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (m), the following paragraph:-

(n) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, a pub brewer shall be permitted to fill empty growlers, provided by consumers for retail sale, if said growler was purchased for the purpose of holding malt beverages. For the purposes of this section, the term “growler” shall mean a large glass, including bottles, jugs, or other containers, which can hold up to 100 ounces of a malt beverage as defined in section 2, and is purchased from any licensed malt beverages manufacturer or wholesaler.”


Amendment #407 to H3600

Expanding access to craft beer

Representative:

Jonathan Hecht

Randy Hunt