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General Assembly

File No. 192

    February Session, 2016

House Bill No. 5428

House of Representatives, March 24, 2016

The Committee on General Law reported through REP. BARAM of the 15th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING CASE BOTTLE QUANTITIES FOR CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (6) of section 30-1 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(6) (A) "Case price" means the price of a container of cardboard, wood or other material, containing units of the same size, brand, age and proof of alcoholic liquor, and (B) a case of alcoholic liquor, other than beer, cordials, cocktails, wines and prepared mixed drinks, shall be in the number and quantity, or fewer, with the permission of the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, of units or bottles as follows: [Three gallon bottles; four gallon bottles; six half-gallon bottles; twelve quart bottles or twelve liter bottles; twelve one-fifth gallon bottles or twelve seven hundred fifty milliliter bottles; twenty-four pint bottles; twenty-four one-tenth gallon bottles or six and four-tenths ounce bottles or twenty-four three hundred seventy-five milliliter bottles or forty-eight one hundred eighty-seven and one-half milliliter bottles; ninety-six one hundred milliliter bottles; forty-eight half-pint bottles, or two hundred forty-one and one-half ounce, one and six-tenths ounce and two ounce bottles or ninety-six ninety-three and seven-tenths milliliter bottles or one hundred ninety-two forty-six and eight-tenths milliliter bottles] (i) Six one thousand seven hundred fifty milliliter bottles; (ii) twelve one liter bottles; (iii) twelve seven hundred fifty milliliter bottles; (iv) twenty-four three hundred seventy-five milliliter bottles; (v) forty-eight two hundred milliliter bottles; (vi) sixty one hundred milliliter bottles; or (vii) one hundred twenty fifty milliliter bottles. The commissioner shall not authorize fewer numbers or quantities of units or bottles as specified in this subdivision for any one person or entity more than four times in any calendar year.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

30-1(6)

GL

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill results in no fiscal impact by modifying the quantities of alcohol allowable in a case of alcoholic liquor.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5428

AN ACT CONCERNING CASE BOTTLE QUANTITIES FOR CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) to grant permission for cases of liquor to have less than the statutory required number and quantity. The DCP commissioner may not allow any one person or entity to have a lower case quantity or number more than four times in any calendar year.

The bill also simplifies and replaces the statutorily required numbers and quantities for a case of liquor with a smaller list based on the metric system. Under the bill, a case of liquor must generally be in the following number and quantity:

Current law requires a case of liquor to be in the following number and quantity: (1) three or four, gallon bottles; (2) six, half gallon bottles; (3) 12, quart bottles, liter bottles, 1/5-gallon bottles, 750-milliliter bottles; (4) 24, pint bottles, 1/10-gallon bottles, or 6.4-ounce bottles, 375-milliliter bottles; (5) 48, 187.5-milliliter bottles, half-pint bottles; (6) 96, 93.7-milliliter bottles and 100-milliliter bottles; (7) 192, 46.8-milliliter bottles; or (8) 200, 41.5-ounce, 1.6-ounce, and two-ounce bottles.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

COMMITTEE ACTION

General Law Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/11/2016)

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