Maine LD 1678: An Act To Change the Definition of |Hard Cider| for Consistency with Federal Law

LD 1678 (subjects: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES , LIQUOR )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1678&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Louis Luchini of Ellsworth: (D – District 132) — e-mail | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/28/2016 House Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/28/2016 Senate On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
4/4/2016 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/5/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
4/5/2016 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/6/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Change the Definition of “Hard Cider” for Consistency with Federal Law

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA 2, sub- 12-A, as amended by PL 2009, c. 652, Pt. A, 41, is further amended to read:

12-A. Hard cider. “Hard cider” means liquor produced by fermentation of the juice of apples or pears, including, but not limited to, flavored, sparkling or carbonated cider, that contains not less than 1/2 of 1% alcohol by volume and not more than 7% 8.5% alcohol by volume.

Sec. 2. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2017.

summary

This bill amends the definition of “hard cider” to be consistent with the definition of “hard cider” in federal law as administered by the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Like the federal definition, the change to the definition of “hard cider” in this bill takes effect on January 1, 2017. The bill increases the allowable alcohol content from 7% to 8.5% and allows hard cider to be produced from the juice of pears as well as of apples.

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This information about LD 1678 was last updated on 2016-05-13.
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