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2017 Senate Bill 439: Expand wine and grape council mission
Introduced by Sen. Goeff Hansen (R) on June 7, 2017 To revise the particular interests that must be represented on a government grape and wine industry council, by adding a member who represents micro-brewer interests. Also, to revise this entity's mission to include providing the same kind of indirect subsidies to those interests that it provides to wine making interests. In 2014 this operation reportedly received $927,898 from certain liquor license fees (taxes) and spent $797,000 on things that are supposed to benefit the industry, including $373,000 on compensation for its staff.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on June 7, 2017
Reported in the Senate on December 7, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.