Maine LD 511: An Act To Permit a Licensed Sales Representative To Provide Spirits at an Approved Tasting Event

LD 511 (subjects: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES , TASTINGS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=511&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Sara Gideon of Freeport: (D – District 48) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 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.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
5/26/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-176) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-176).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/27/2015 Senate Reports READ
On Motion by CYRWAY of Kennebec the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report Accecpted in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-176) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
Under suspension of the Rules, READ TWICE PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-176) , in concurrence.
5/29/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/1/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 116 33 Yeas – 0 Nays- 2 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
6/15/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 241V
144 having voted in the affirmative and 1 in the negative, with 6 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/15/2015 Senate LD 511In Senate, June 15, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 35 IN FAVOR and 0 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 511 as originally introduced. L.D. 511 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-176) .

An Act To Permit a Licensed Sales Representative To Provide Spirits at an Approved Tasting Event

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

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA 1505, sub- 4, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 459, 5, is repealed.

Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA 1505, sub- 5 is enacted to read:

5. Purchase of spirits. A sales representative participating in a tasting event pursuant to this section may provide spirits being offered for tasting during the event if the spirits are purchased at a licensed retail establishment. Any spirits provided for a tasting event pursuant to this subsection must be labeled “for tasting purposes only.” Any remaining spirits provided in conjunction with a tasting event pursuant to this subsection must be removed from the licensed premises at the conclusion of the tasting event.

summary

This bill amends the law concerning licensed sales representatives at liquor tasting events by allowing a sales representative to provide spirits to be sampled under certain conditions and by allowing a sales representative to pour spirits or wine at a liquor tasting event.

Patterns of Support

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