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First Substitute H.B. 425
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to address exemptions from
11 manufacturing license requirements.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . defines terms;
15 . creates an exemption from licensure for a fermented beverage manufactured in an
16 individual's personal residence;
17 . allows storage and transportation; and
18 . makes technical amendments.
19 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
21 Other Special Clauses:
23 Utah Code Sections Affected:
25 32A-8-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 314
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 32A-8-101 is amended to read:
29 32A-8-101. Commission's power to grant licenses -- Limitations.
30 (1) The commission may issue an alcoholic beverage manufacturing [
32 this state for the manufacture, storage, and sale of alcoholic beverages for each type of license
33 provided by this chapter.
34 (2) The type of manufacturing licenses issued under this chapter are known as a:
35 (a) winery [
36 (b) distillery [
37 (c) brewery [
38 (3) (a) [
39 an alcoholic beverage unless an alcoholic beverage manufacturing license [
40 by the commission.
41 (b) A separate license is required for each place of manufacture, storage, and sale of an
42 alcoholic [
43 (c) Violation of this Subsection (3) is a class B misdemeanor.
44 (4) [
45 under this chapter. [
46 (b) A brewer described in Subsection (4)(a) must obtain a certificate of approval from
47 the department before selling or delivering:
48 (i) beer to a licensed beer [
49 (ii) if a small brewer, beer to a licensed beer [
50 retailer in this state.
52 the department, in a form prescribed by the department. The application shall be accompanied
54 (i) a nonrefundable $50 application fee;
55 (ii) an initial certificate of approval fee of $250 that is refundable if a certificate is not
57 (iii) evidence of authority from the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and
58 Firearms to brew beer and heavy beer products; and
59 (iv) any other information or documents the department may require.
61 (A) a partner if the brewer is a partnership[
62 (B) an executive officer, manager, or person specifically authorized by a corporation or
63 limited liability company to sign the application [
65 (ii) The brewer filing an application shall attach to the application written evidence of
66 the authority of the person described in Subsection (4)(d)(i) to sign the application.
68 (ii) [
69 a renewal fee of $200, and a completed renewal application to the department no later than
70 November 30 of the year the certificate expires.
71 (iii) Failure to meet the renewal requirements [
72 forfeiture of the certificate effective on the date the existing certificate expires.
73 (iv) [
75 (5) The commission may prescribe by policy, directive, or rule, consistent with this
76 title, the general operational requirements of licensees relating to:
77 (a) physical facilities;
78 (b) conditions of sale, storage, or manufacture of alcoholic beverages;
79 (c) storage and sales quantity limitations; and
80 (d) other matters considered appropriate by the commission.
81 (6) (a) As used in this Subsection (6), "fermented alcoholic beverage" means an
82 alcoholic beverage that:
83 (i) contains at least .5% alcohol by volume; and
84 (ii) is obtained by fermentation.
85 (b) An individual may without being licensed under this chapter manufacture in the
86 individual's personal residence a fermented alcoholic beverage if:
87 (i) the individual is 21 years of age or older;
88 (ii) the individual manufactures no more than:
89 (A) 100 gallons in a calendar year, if there is one individual that is 21 years of age or
90 older residing in the household; or
91 (B) 200 gallons in a calendar year, if there are two or more individuals who are 21
92 years of age or older residing in the household;
93 (iii) the fermented alcoholic beverage is manufactured and used for:
94 (A) personal or family use and consumption; or
95 (B) an organized event where fermented alcoholic beverages are judged as to taste and
96 quality; and
97 (iv) the fermented alcoholic beverage is not for:
98 (A) sale or offering for sale; or
99 (B) consumption on a premise licensed by the commission.
100 (c) An individual may store a fermented alcoholic beverage manufactured as provided
101 in Subsection (6)(b) in the individual's personal residence.
102 (d) A fermented alcoholic beverage manufactured in accordance with Subsection (6)(b)
103 may be removed from the premises where it is manufactured:
104 (i) for personal or family use, including use at an organized event where fermented
105 alcoholic beverages are judged as to taste and quality; and
106 (ii) if the fermented alcoholic beverage is transported in compliance with Section
107 41-6a-526 .
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