Bill Text: HI HB593 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating To Alcohol.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-11 - Recommitted to CPC with Representative Ward voting aye with reservations; none voting no and Representative(s) Matsumoto, Mizuno excused. [HB593 Detail]

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

593

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to ALCOHOL.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 244D-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "beer" to read as follows:

     ""Beer" means any alcoholic beverage containing no less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume and obtained by the fermentation or any infusion or decoction of [barley,] malt, [hops, or any other similar product, or any combination thereof in water, and] wholly or in part, or any substitute therefor, including grain of any kind, bran, glucose, sugar, or molasses.  "Beer" includes ale, porter, brown, stout, lager beer, small beer, [and] strong beer, and alcoholic seltzer beverages, but does not include sake, known as Japanese rice wine, or cooler beverage."

     SECTION 2.  Section 281-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "beer" to read as follows:

     ""Beer" means any alcoholic beverage containing no less than 0.5 per cent alcohol by volume and obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of any infusion or decoction of [barley or other grain,] malt, [and hops in water.] wholly or in part, or any substitute therefor, including grain of any kind, bran, glucose, sugar, or molasses."

     SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Alcohol, Beer; Definition

 

Description:

Expands the definition of "beer" to specify an alcohol by volume of no less than 0.5 percent and to include alcoholic seltzer beverages.

 

 

 

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