Bill Text: WV SCR81 | 2014 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Requesting Joint Committee on Government and Finance study craft beer business

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2014-03-04 - Referred to Rules [SCR81 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2014-SCR81-Introduced.html

S ECD SCR ORG1 3-04

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 81

(By Senators Miller, Barnes, Beach, Blair, Cann, Cookman, McCabe, Sypolt, and Wells)

[Originating in the Committee on Economic Development]

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the development and stimulation of craft beer production and sales in the state, including review of fees, taxation and other regulatory provisions impeding or promoting the establishment of new craft beer businesses.

    Whereas, The Legislature recognizes a rising and existing consumer-driven market interested in purchasing locally available and naturally produced food and drink; and

    Whereas, The brewing of beer in low-volume production runs using traditional brewing and creative skills to produce distinctive styles and brands is a growth industry with positive public esteem and broad approval; and

    Whereas, The formulation of distinctive craft beers has contributed to the image and identity of the communities in which they have been produced; and

    Whereas, The Legislature recognizes the importance of strengthening our local and regional food and beverage production for the economic development of the state; and

    Whereas, West Virginia has not yet conducted a focused review of the potential role of craft beer production and sale in a state economic development plan; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the development and stimulation of craft beer production and sales in the state, including review of fees, taxation and other regulatory provisions impeding or promoting the establishment of new craft beer businesses; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2015, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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