Md. Booze-Shipping Law Reform Isn't Dead Yet, After All
From a Pennsylvania news source (The Harrisburg Patriot-News), not Maryland (not a surprise to me, somehow):
Adam Borden noted in a Friday e-mail to members and friends of the lobbying group called Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws that Sen. Joan Carter Conway, has scheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 566, the direct wine shipping bill, on Friday, March 5. Sen. Conway is the chair of the committee that hears alcohol bills.
It caught Borden by surprise for two reasons. Sen. Conway was quoted as saying in a recent Baltimore Sun
story that the wine shipping bill “is not going anywhere” despite,
according to Borden, having a majority of her own committee and both
chambers supporting the legislation. And she scheduled it the same day
and time as the hearing on the issue in the House.
Reached late Saturday morning, Borden
said that he didn't know how to "interpret her choosing to do both on
the same day." He said the two hearings will give those who want to
testify in support of the measure more of an opportunity to get in
front of the lawmakers and state their case.
Bottom line, however, this is a bill
that needs to pass the House first. Right now, Borden said, they don't
have enough votes to get that done. "We've got to focus on the House
right now," he said.
Wineries with Permits
Wineries Able to Ship to MD
Here is a link to the Comptroller's website. Search for "DW-Direct Wine Shippers Permit" under permit type.
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