Modify the Amount of Product Samples of Malt Liquor, Wine or Spirits That May Be Provided to Retail Licensees

Last updated: May 21, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Alcohol / Tobacco / Guns
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Garrett Mason, Senate 22 - Androscoggin County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 415

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: This bill has been voted Ought to Pass.

UPDATE: This bill has been passed and signed into law by Governor LePage. It will take effect 90 days post-adjournment.

Summary:

Current law allows a brewery, winery or wholesaler to provide to a retail licensee samples of products, limited to 9 gallons of malt liquor and 9 liters of wine annually. This bill increases the annual limit to 18 gallons of malt liquor and 18 liters of wine.

Current law allows a licensed sales representative for a distilled spirits manufacturer or suppler to give to a retail licensee a maximum of 3 liters per year per distiller represented by the sales representative. This bill increases the annual limit to 6 liters per distiller.