COLUMBUS—The Ohio House Commerce and Labor Committee today passed House Bill 86, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Jeff LaRe (R-Violet Twp.).
This legislation will increase micro-distillery production limits and revise the cost for liquor tasting samples.
“This bill reemphasizes my priority of making Ohio the most business-friendly state and will continue to help pandemic recovery for small businesses who are still finding ways to make up for lost revenue,” said LaRe.
A few highlights from House Bill 86 are as follows:
- Increases allowable liquor production for A-3a liquor permit holders;
- Removes the 25 cent liquor sample cost requirement and allows stores with a D-8 permit to offer consumable tasting samples on-site; and
- Removes grains of paradise, a spice from the ginger family that is currently used in Bombay Sapphire, from the list of substances that are prohibited for use in the adulteration of liquor.
This bill is a reintroduction of House Bill 629 from the 134th General Assembly.
House Bill 86 awaits a vote on the House floor.