Wine bill stuck in committee

The Carroll County Times posted the article below about the direct wine shipping bill being stuck in the Senate Education, Health & Environmental Affairs Committee:

Wine bill stuck in committee

Friday, February 19, 2010

A bill submitted in the Maryland General Assembly this session that would allow direct shipping of wine to consumers in the state has been stuck in a Senate committee, despite a majority in both houses co-sponsoring the bill.

According to Adam Borden, executive director of Marylanders for Better Beer & Wine Laws, the chairwoman of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-District 43, has stated she will not put the bill, SB566, up for a committee vote, even though six of the nine committee members are co-sponsors of the bill.

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.

— Carrie Ann Knauer

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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