I can’t find the soft-copy of this, but this morning’s newsprint AJC (ugh, god…what IS this black stuff all over my hands?!) reports that there are several proposed laws “to ease the selling, drinking or making of alcoholic beverages…moving quietly through the Legislature” this session. Among them are…
- Allowing visitors to GA distillers to sip a half-ounce sample
- Letting brew pubs double their beer-making capacity
- Permit wine tastings in liquor stores
- Giving GA residents with a single drunk-driving conviction to wipe their records clean
- Allowing alcohol sellers to increase their dealer licenses fivefold
- Make it easier for local gov’ts to call for liquor referendums
The rest of the article documents the quiet journey these bills have taken compared to the craziness surrounding last years Sunday Sales brew-hah. It’s unclear how many of these bills will make it to the floor for a vote, but it seems likely that at least some of these bills could become law before the close of the 2012 legislative session.
If someone can find a link to the AJC story online, let me know!