OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sHB-5580

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A FARM BREWERY MANUFACTURER PERMIT.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 4347)

House Calendar No.: 285

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill requires the Department of Agriculture (DoAg), in consultation with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), to develop certain guidelines to create a “Connecticut-Grown beer” designation by January 1, 2017. As DoAg currently has staff with expertise to develop the guidelines, the bill does not result in a fiscal impact.

House “A” replaces the establishment of a farm brewery manufacturer permit with a requirement for the “Connecticut-Grown beer” designation. This does not result in a fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None