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 Bill Status of SB0297  102nd General Assembly

Short Description:  LIQUOR-SALE OF MEAD

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Jason A. Barickman - Dale Fowler, Terri Bryant and Rachelle Crowe

House Sponsors
(Rep. Charles Meier - Thomas M. Bennett - Paul Jacobs)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
235 ILCS 5/1-3.03from Ch. 43, par. 95.03
235 ILCS 5/3-12
235 ILCS 5/5-1from Ch. 43, par. 115
235 ILCS 5/6-4from Ch. 43, par. 121

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Liquor Control Act of 1934. Changes the definition of "wine" to include mead and alcoholic beverages obtained by the fermentation of the natural contents of honey. Provides that a brewer, class 1 brewer, or class 2 brewer may sell mead for on-premises or off-premises consumption. Authorizes a distributor licensee to sell mead to brewers, class 1 brewers, and class 2 brewers that sell beer, cider, or mead to non-licensees at their breweries. Provides that a self-distribution exemption for certain wine manufacturers shall allow the sale of cider, mead, or both cider and mead to brewers, class 1 brewers, and class 2 brewers that sell beer, cider, mead, or any combination thereof to non-licensees at their breweries. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Jason A. Barickman
  2/19/2021SenateFirst Reading
  2/19/2021SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/24/2021SenateAssigned to Executive
  3/9/2021SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale Fowler
  3/10/2021SenateDo Pass Executive; 017-000-000
  3/10/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 16, 2021
  3/16/2021SenateSecond Reading
  3/16/2021SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** March 17, 2021
  3/17/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Terri Bryant
  4/16/2021SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rachelle Crowe
  4/21/2021SenateThird Reading - Passed; 056-000-000
  4/22/2021HouseArrived in House
  4/23/2021HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Charles Meier
  4/23/2021HouseFirst Reading
  4/23/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAssigned to Executive Committee
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas M. Bennett
  4/28/2021HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul Jacobs
  5/15/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2023SenateSession Sine Die

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