Tuesday, January 31, 2012
New Legislative Strategy: Libraries and Homebrew
Editorial: A tall, cold one can bring politicians together. (Oshkosh Northwestern, 1/30/2012)
Excerpt: Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, and Sen. Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, are pursuing the issue here; it has bipartisan support from five state senators and 14 Assembly members and has been referred to the Committee on Energy, Biotechnology and Consumer Protection.
Like the current homebrewing law, the new bill doesn't allow for the sale of homebrewed wines or beer. It simply allows the concoctions to be transported — so homebrew groups can share their creations with friends and family and the public at festivals and competitions.
As for SB375, we have the support of 11 senators (4 Republicans, 7 Democrats) and 15 Assembly representatives (10 Republicans, 5 Democrats.) Ellis, no. Kaufert, yes. More on this bill later in the week.