Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Pop The Cap To Pass The Senate!

Good job to everyone involved! Yesterday, HB 392, the specialty beer bill (to raise the maximum alcohol level of beer in NC from 6 to 15%), passed its second reading in the Senate by a vote of 29-19. If your Senators voted yes, be sure to call them and thank them and MAKE SURE they are going to vote yes on the third and final reading! Also, be sure that they vote no on any amendments. If they voted no, be sure to call and politely ask them why; try and change their minds!

Specialty beer is just around the corner! There are hundreds of types of beer in the world, but residents of NC and only 5 other states are limited in their choices because of the alcohol cap. One-third of the world's beer styles - the finest and most expensive beers in the world - are illegal to brew and sell in North Carolina.There is no cap on liquor or wine, but there is one on beer; does this make any sense?

Voted YES: Senator (County(ies))

Apodaca (Buncombe, Henderson, Polk)Atwater (Chatham, Durham, Lee)Basnight (Beaufort, Camden, Currituck, Dare)Berger, D (Franklin, Granville, Vance, Warren)Berger, P. (Guilford, Rockingham)Bingham (Davidson, Guilford)Boseman (New Hanover)Clodfelter (Mecklenburg)Cowell (Wake)Dalton (Cleveland, Rutherford)Dannelly (Mecklenburg)Dorsett (Guilford)Garrou (Forsyth)Garwood (Alexander, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes)Hagan (Guilford)Holloman (Bertie, Chowan, Gates, Halifax, Hertford,Northampton, Perguimans)Horton (Forsyth)Hoyle (Gaston)Jenkins (Edgecomb, Martin, Pitt)Kinnaird (Orange, Person)Lucas (Durham)Malone (Wake)Nesbitt (Buncombe)Purcell (Anson, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly)Rand (Bladen, Cumberland)Soles (Brunswick, Columbus, Pender)Stevens (Wake)Webster (Alamance, Caswell)Weinstein (Hoke, Robeson)Excused Absence: Senator(s):Goodall (Mecklenburg, Union)Smith (Johnston, Wayne)

Voted NO: Senator (County)

Albertson (Duplin, Lenoir, Sampson)Allran (Catawba, Iredell)Blake (Harnett, Moore)Brock (Davie, Rowan)Brown (Jones, Onslow)East (Alleghany, Stokes, Surry, Yadkin)Forrester (Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln)Graham (Mecklenburg)Hartsell (Cabarrus, Iredell)Hunt (Wake)Jacumin (Burke, Caldwell)Kerr (Greene, Pitt, Wayne)Pittenger (Mecklenburg)Presnell (Avery, Haywood, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Yancey)Shaw (Cumberland)Snow (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon,Swain, Transylvania)Swindell (Nash, Wilson)Thomas (Carteret, Craven, Pamlico)Tillman (Montgomery, Randolph)

HB 392
AMEND DEFINITION OF MALT BEVERAGE IN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROLLAW. 3RD EDITION
Sponsor: LAROQUE
Second Reading Outcome: PASSED
Time: Aug 2 2005 2:54PM
Total Votes: 48
Ayes: 29
Noes: 19
Exc. Absent: 2
Exc. Vote: 0

More on Pop The Cap here.

2 comments:

Edgy Mama said...

Good news!

syntax said...

awesome! i can't wait for my first legal nc pitcher of barleywine!