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Dead Legislative Bills - Deregulation and Taxes 2011

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DEREGULATION

Hawaii

Senate Resolution 38
Summary: Requests that the Honolulu Liquor Commission reevaluate penalties levied against licensees that serve alcohol in large public facilities because licensees are in a quandry as to how to alleviate the threats of penalties for improper service of alcohol to minors.
Sponsor(s): Senators Will Espero (D-District 20) and Pohai Ryan (D-District 25)

Senate Concurrent Resolution 65
Summary: Requests that the Honolulu Liquor Commission reevaluate penalties levied against licensees that serve alcohol in large public facilities because licensees are in a quandry as to how to alleviate the threats of penalties for improper service of alcohol to minors.
Sponsor(s): Senators Will Espero (D-District 20) and Pohai Ryan (D-District 25)

 

Mississippi

Senate Bill 2064
Summary: Increases the alcohol content allowed in beer from 5% to 8% by weight.
Sponsor(s): David Baria (D-Harrison)
 
Summary: Increases the alcohol content allowed in beer from 5% to 17% by weight.
Sponsor(s): Senator Deborah Jeanne Dawkins (D-Harrison)

 
Texas

House Bill 3432
Summary: Allows beer manufacturers to provide beer samples and tasting information to consumers through the use of "promotional vehicle events" at alcohol retail locations, as well as at "experiential dinners" and "sweepstakes prize events" at other licensed locations.
Sponsor(s): Representative Richard Raymond (D-Laredo)

House Bill 3437
Summary: Allowsbeer manufacturers to provide beer samples and tasting information to consumers through the use of "promotional vehicle events" at alcohol retail locations, as well as at "experiential dinners" and "sweepstakes prize events" at other licensed locations.
Sponsor(s): Representative Richard Raymond (D-Laredo) 


Washington

Senate Bill 5953 
Summary: Privatize the retail sale and distribution of liquor.
Sponsor(s): Senator Sheldon (D-Mason)
  
Senate Bill 5933 
Summary: Privatizes the sale of distilled spirits.
Sponsor(s): Senators Rodney Tom (D-Clyde Hill), Tim Sheldon (D-Mason), Steve Hobbs (D-Marysville)* 

Senate Bill 5916 
Summary: Allows for the sale of liquor-related products in state liquor stores.
Sponsor(s): Senator Murray (D-Seattle) 
  
House Bill 2038 
Summary: Allows for the sale of liquor-related products in state liquor stores.
Sponsor(s): Representatives Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Vashon) and Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma) 

House Bill 2043 
Summary: Allows for the sale of liquor-related products in state liquor stores and create a pilot project for the collocation of contract liquor stores in grocery stores.
Sponsor(s): Representatives Zack Hudgins (D-Tukwila), Jeannie Darneille (D-Tacoma), Eileen Cody (D-Vashon)*

Summary: Converts all state run liquor stores into contract stores. Allows for grocery stores to become liquor store contract stores.
Sponsor(s): Representatives Gary Alexander (R-Lewis) and Bruce Dammeier (R-King)
   
Senate Bill 5111
Summary: Privatizes the sale of liquor. Allows for grocery stores to become liquor franchise holders.
Sponsor(s): Senators Tim Sheldon (D-Mason), Phil Rockefeller (D-Bainbridge), Curtis King (R-Yakima)*

 
TAXES
 

 

Arizona

SCR 1037
Summary: Increases tax rates on alcoholic beverages including spirituous liquor from $3.00 to $15.80 per gallon, vinous liquor from $0.84 to $3.40 per gallon, and malt liquor from $0.16 to $1.23 per gallon. Establishes an alcohol and drug abuse damage mitigation fund.
Sponsor(s): Senators Linda Lopez (D-Tucson) and Jack Jackson, Jr. (D-Window Rock)
 

Hawaii

House Bill 1554
Summary: Lowers the tax rate on beer manufactured inside the state from $0.93 to $0.54 per gallon on non-draft bee and from $0.35 to $0.20 per gallon on draft beer.
Sponsor(s): Representative Denny Coffman (D-District 6)

House Bill 1187
Summary: Gross income or proceeds received by a wholesaler of liquor shall be exempt from alcohol taxes.
Sponsor(s): Representative Calvin Say (D-District 20)

House Bill 857
Summary: Increases tax rates on alcoholic beverages (new rates currently undefined). Uses increases in revenue as an offset against county expenses for enforcing violations of DUI laws.
Sponsor(s): Representative Jessica Wooley (D-District 47)

Senate Bill 1289
Summary: Increases tax rates on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits from $5.98 to $8.97 per gallon, still wine from $1.12 to $2.07 per gallon, non-draft beer from $0.93 to $1.40 per gallon, and draft beer from $0.54 to $0.81 per gallon.
Sponsor(s): Senator Shan Tsutsui (D-District 4)

Summary: Reduces the tax rate on the first 60,000 barrels of beer produced by brewers that produce less than 2,000,000 barrels per taxable year to $0.23 per gallon. Beer produced in excess of 60,000 is taxed at the standard rates of $0.53 per gallon on draft beer and $0.92 per gallon on non-draft beer.
Sponsor(s): Senator Rosalyn Baker (D-Maui)
 
  
House Bill 365
Summary: Reduces the tax rate on the first 60,000 barrels of beer produced by brewers that produce less than 2,000,000 barrels per taxable year to $0.23 per gallon. Beer produced in excess of 60,000 is taxed at the standard rates of $0.53 per gallon on draft beer and $0.92 per gallon on non-draft beer.
 

Kentucky

Summary: Provide a taxpayer credit for the distilled spirits ad valorem tax to taxpayers who have at least 400,000 barrels of distilled spirits stored in bonded warehouses located in Kentucky.
Sponsor(s): Representative Derrick Graham (D-Franklin)

     
 
Maryland
 
Senate Bill 168
Summary: Increases tax rates on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits from $1.50 to $10.03 per gallon, wine from $0.40 to $2.96 per gallon, and beer from $0.09 to $1.16 per gallon. Additional funds are to be used only for specified health services.
Sponsor(s): Senators Verna Jones-Rodwell (D-Baltimore City), Richard Madaleno, Jr. (D-Montomery), Joanne Benson (D-Prince George’s)*

House Bill 121
Summary: Increases tax rates on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits from $1.50 to $10.03 per gallon, wine from $0.40 to $2.96 per gallon, and beer from $0.09 to $1.16 per gallon. Additional funds are to be used only for specified health services.
Sponsor(s): Delegates James Hubbard (D-Prince George’s), Justin Ross (D-Prince George’s), Curtis Anderson (D-Baltimore)*
 
Summary: Increases tax rates on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits from $1.50 to$10.03 per gallon, wine from $0.40 to $2.96 per gallon, and beer from $0.09 to $1.16 per gallon. Additional funds are to be used only for specified health services.
Sponsor(s): Delegate Carolyn Howard (Prince George’s)
Passed both houses but not enrolled
    

Minnesota

Special Session 1 House Bill 9
Summary: Imposes a fee of 2.5 percent on the gross receipts from retail sales of liquor. All funds raised from this fee will be deposited in the alcohol judicial and health impact fund.
Sponsor(s): Representative Karen Clark (D-Minneapolis)

Senate Bill 998

Summary: Imposes a 2.5% fee on all retail sales of liquor. Imposes additional fee on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits at $12.86 per gallon, wine $0.53 per gallon, and beer at $0.21 per gallon. Fees are to recover costs to the state caused by alcohol use and to reduce alcohol use.

Sponsor(s): Senators John Marty (DFL-Ramsey) and D. Scott Dibble (DFL-Hennepin)

 

House Bill 520
Summary: Imposes a 2.5% fee on all retail sales of liquor. Imposes additional fee on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits at $12.86 per gallon, wine $0.53 per gallon, and beer at $0.21 per gallon. Fees are to recover costs to the state caused by alcohol use and to reduce alcohol use.
Sponsor(s): Representatives Karen Clark (D-Minneapolis) and Frank Hornstein (D-Minneapolis)

Senate File 1315

Summary: Increases the excise tax rates on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits from $5.03 to $17.69 per gallon, wine from $0.30 to $2.40 per gallon and malt beverages from $0.15 to $1.21 per gallon

Sponsor(s): Senators John Marty (DFL-Ramsey)

 

House File 1749

Summary: Allows the city of Proctor to impose a sales tax of up to one percent on gross receipts of all foods and beverages sold by restaurants or places of refreshment. Alcoholic beverages sold at retail for on-site consumption are included in the term “food and beverage.”

Sponsor(s): Representative Mary Murphy (DFL-Carlton)

 

House File 1714

Summary: Imposes a 2.5% fee on all retail sales of liquor. Imposes additional fee on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits at $12.86 per gallon, wine $0.53 per gallon, and beer at $0.21 per gallon. Fees are to recover costs to the state caused by alcohol use and to reduce alcohol use.
Sponsor(s): Representatives Karen Clark (D-Minneapolis), Jeff Hayden (DFL- Minneapolis), Mindy Greiling (DFL- Ranmsey)*

 

Mississippi

Summary: Increase tax rates on alcoholic beverages including distilled spirits from $2.50 to $3.75 per gallon, wine from $0.35 to $0.525 per gallon, and beer from $0.4268 to $0.6402 per gallon.
Sponsor(s): Senator Joseph Jefferson Jr. (D-Berkeley)

New Mexico

House Bill 421
Summary: Increases the excise taxes on alcoholic beverages including spirituous liquors from$1.60 to $4.98 per liter, beer from $0.41 to $1.85 per gallon, and wine from $0.45 to $1.46 per liter.
Sponsor(s): Richard Vigil (D-San Miguel)

House Bill 23
Summary: Increase tax rates on alcoholic beverages including spirituous liquors from $1.60 to $3.85 per liter and beer from $0.41 to $1.48 per gallon. Two-thirds of the net receipts from the liquor excise tax are to be allocated to the public school fund

Sponsor(s): Representative Mary Helen Garcia (D-Las Cruces)


Nevada

Assembly Bill 333
Summary: Increases tax rates on alcoholic beverages including malt beverages from $0.16 to $0.25 per gallon and liquor from $3.60 to $4.50 per gallon.

Sponsor(s): Assembly Member Peggy Pierce (D-Clark)

Oregon

House Bill 3177
Summary: Limits tax exemptions to the smallest of wineries. Exemptions will be available on wineries that produce 5,000 gallons per year down from the current 40,000 gallons per year.

Sponsor(s): Committee on Revenue

 

West Virginia

House Bill 3178
Summary: Increases tax rate on beer containing less than 12% alcohol by volume from $0.18 to $0.35 per gallon. Requires that wholesale prices for liquor and wine be increased to yield an additional $6,500,000 per year. Allocates the additional money collected by these increases to fund substance abuse services.
Sponsor(s): Delegate Don Perdue (D-Wayne)

House Bill 2774
Summary: Increases tax rate on beer containing less than 12% alcohol by volume from $0.18 to $0.35 per gallon.
Sponsor(s): Delegates Don Perdue (D-Wayne), Bill Hamilton (R-Upshur) and Daniel Poling (D-Wood)