Regarding the Taxation of Flavored Malt Beverages

Last updated: Mar 26, 2018

Details about this bill
Category: Alcohol / Tobacco / Guns
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Stacey Guerin, House 22
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 794

Position:

Monitoring.

UPDATE: This bill has been funded and sent to governor for action.

UPDATE: This bill has been passed, but placed on the Appropriations Table.

UPDATE: This bill is on the way to passage. It has passed the House and is on unfinished business in the Senate, but with and Ought to Pass as Amended report attached.

Summary:

This bill clarifies under the liquor laws that "spirits" does not include a food flavoring or similar product used for cooking that has a high alcohol content and that a "low-alcohol spirits product" does not include malt liquor or malt liquor flavored with a food flavoring or similar product used for cooking that has a high alcohol content to prevent the malt liquor from being taxed as a low-alcohol spirits product.