Dear Representative ____________,As a constituent of yours, I am reaching out to you today to ask that you vote against HB0228. This bill is bad for Utah’s small breweries. The bill contains a number of problematic clauses most notably:1. Unrealistic proximity restrictions2. Overzealous food requirements that turn manufacturing breweries into restaurants3. The elimination of the Off-Premise Beer Retailer Local Authority that would hurt off-premise sales for small brewers4. A service rule that is unenforceable (one visit per person every 24-hours)5. The addition of a “Zion Curtain” or masking tasting from public viewPlease vote against this bill when it comes up for a 3rd Reading in the House. As a small business owner, we cannot support a bill that creates undue burdens on our operations, forces us to become restaurants and decreases our ability to sell beer to go.Thank you for taking the time to hear our perspective and we appreciate your support by voting against this bill.Sincerely,
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Important Brewery Legislation for Utahans
This is very important. If you have the slightest interest in craft beer you need to contact your representatives asap and tell them to vote against HB0228. This goes to a vote tomorrow, Friday 2/19/16. Read it and you'll understand. Don't delay. Spread the word tonight!