Sen. Joan Carter Conway Singlehandedly Kills MD Wine Bill

A blog posting on Brewnotes about the direct wine shipping bill originally being held up by Sen. Joan Carter Conway, but now she has scheduled a hearing on Friday, March 5th:

Sen. Joan Carter Conway Singlehandedly Kills MD Wine Bill

February 18th, 2010
Update 02/20/2010: According to Alexander D. Mitchell IV via the Harrisburg Patriot News, the bill may not be dead yet.  “Sen. Joan Carter Conway, has scheduled a hearing on Senate Bill 566, the direct wine shipping bill, on Friday, March 5
Update 02/19/2010:  According to this article, Adam "Borden said Conway has said she will schedule a Senate hearing for the bill after it passes in the House, which is where his organization is now concentrating its efforts. The House version of the bill, HB716, has a hearing scheduled for March 5."

Well folks,  she did it.  No surprise there.   The surprise is “Carter Conway refused to bring the bill up for a hearing, effectively killing the legislation this year”. I’m not sure how this is democracy when the legislation had the support of 106/188 state legislators.   If her argument was sound, she would have let the hearing occur.

Coverage here.    Maryland’s Wine Siege Continues!.
I urge you to let her know how wrong she handled this legislation.  Here are her contact details.
  JOAN CARTER CONWAY
Democrat, District 43, Baltimore City
    Miller Senate Office Building, 2 West Wing
    11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 841-3145, (301) 858-3145
    1-800-492-7122, ext. 3145 (toll free)
    e-mail: joan.carter.conway@senate.state.md.us
    fax: (410) 841-3135, (301) 858-3135

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