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AB-779 Alcoholic beverages.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 779
CHAPTER 379

An act to amend Section 23357 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.

[ Approved by Governor  September 27, 2013. Filed with Secretary of State  September 27, 2013. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 779, Bocanegra. Alcoholic beverages.
(1) The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act authorizes a licensed beer manufacturer to sell to consumers, at the licensed premises of production, for consumption off the premises, beer that is produced and bottled by, or produced and packaged for, that manufacturer and to sell beer to any person holding a license authorizing the sale of beer. The act provides that a violation of its provisions is a misdemeanor unless otherwise specified.
This bill would authorize a licensed beer manufacturer that produces more than 60,000 barrels of beer per year to manufacture cider or perry, as defined, at the licensed premises of production and to sell cider or perry to any licensee authorized to sell wine. By expanding the definition of a crime, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
(2) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 23357 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

23357.
 (a) A licensed beer manufacturer may, at the licensed premises of production, sell to consumers for consumption off the premises beer that is produced and bottled by, or produced and packaged for, that manufacturer. Licensed beer manufacturers may also exercise any of the following privileges:
(1) Sell such beer to any person holding a license authorizing the sale of beer.
(2) Sell such beer to consumers for consumption on the manufacturer’s licensed premises or on premises owned by the manufacturer which are contiguous to the licensed premises and which are operated by and for the manufacturer.
(3) Sell beer and wine, regardless of source, to consumers for consumption at a bona fide public eating place on the manufacturer’s licensed premises or at a bona fide public eating place on premises owned by the manufacturer which are contiguous to the licensed premises and which are operated by and for the manufacturer.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, licensed beer manufacturers and holders of out-of-state beer manufacturer’s certificates may be issued and may hold retail package off-sale beer and wine licenses. Alcoholic beverage products sold at or from the off-sale premises which are not produced and bottled by, or produced and packaged for, the beer manufacturer shall be purchased by the beer manufacturer only from a licensed wholesaler.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, a licensed beer manufacturer that produces more than 60,000 barrels of beer a year may manufacture cider or perry at the licensed premises of production and may sell cider or perry to any licensee authorized to sell wine. For purposes of this subdivision, “cider” and “perry” have the meanings provided in Section 4.21(e)(5) of Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This subdivision does not alter or amend the classification of cider or perry as wine for any purpose other than that provided by this section.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.