Reduce Regulations for Small Nonalcoholic Beverage Producers

Last updated: Jun 18, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Senator Ben Chipman, Senate 27 - Cumberland County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1409



UPDATE: This bill has been passed as emergency legislation. It takes effect immediately.

UPDATE: The amended bill has been passed by both the House and Senate with an emergency enactment clause.


This bill allows small nonalcoholic beverage producers that manufacture or bottle no more than 50,000 gallons of beverages a year to clean and sanitize reusable beverage containers by washing by hand and bottle and carbonate the containers by hand as long as all other cleaning and sanitizing requirements are met.