Introduced by Sen. Joe Hune (R) on October 24, 2013, to allow very small commercial brewers (ones that produce fewer than 1,000 barrels per year, labeled by the bill "qualified micro brewers") to sell directly to a retail merchant, rather than being mandated to sell through a member of a state beer wholesaler cartel created by current liquor control laws. This is part of a package of modest liquor law reforms comprised of Senate Bills 504 to 507, 651, and House Bill 4277.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on October 24, 2013.
Reported in the Senate on October 29, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on November 7, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on November 7, 2013.