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Daily Legislative Brief from April 19, 2017

Economic Development

HB 853-Relating to Beer or Malt Beverages
On Wednesday, April 19th, HB 843, by Representative Tom Goodson (R-Merritt Island), was heard by the House Commerce Committee and passed by a vote of 19 yeas to 9 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in support of this bill.

Currently, vendors must purchase glassware from distributors for use in their establishments. 
This bill allows for beer distributors to provide beer or malt beverage branded glassware to vendors for their use, cutting down on the vendors over all costs.

HB 853 will now go on to the House floor to be heard.

AIF SUPPORTS legislation that will reduce costs on Florida’s businesses by allowing distributors to provide vendors, at no cost, glassware to use in their establishments.