DE HB198 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 9-1)
Status: Introduced on March 20 2018 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2018-03-28 - Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
Text: Latest bill text (Draft #2) [HTML]


Delaware law currently prohibits tasting and sale of craft beer, distilled spirits, and wine at Farmers Markets or Agricultural Themed Events. The bill's intent is to allow tasting of products, offer limited purchase opportunities, and promote how local craft beverages benefit our agriculture industry and where to purchase the products year round. This bill allows holders of a Farmers Market Permit or Agricultural Themed Event Permit to conduct tastings and sell craft beer, mead, cider, distilled spirits, and wine in sealed containers for off-premise consumption at retail prices at off-site farmers markets or agricultural themed events during the months of April through November. This bill requires the Department of Agriculture to certify that the event is an Agricultural Themed Event or Farmers Market. No more than 5 Permit Holders may sell at a Farmers Market and no more than 8 Permit Holders may sell at Agricultural Themed Events.

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An Act To Amend Title 4 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Alcoholic Beverages And Farmers' Markets And Other Agricultural Themed Events.



2018-03-28 Reported Out of Committee (Agriculture) in House with 1 Favorable, 7 On Its Merits
2018-03-20 Assigned to Agriculture Committee in House
2018-03-20 was introduced and adopted in lieu of HB 198

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