House Bill 11

Last Action to Licensing & Occupations (H)
Title AN ACT relating to promotional sampling of distilled spirits and wine.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 4
Sponsor S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 243.0305 to make the hours and days of operation for a souvenir retail liquor licensee subject to local ordinance; amend KRS 243.130, 243.154, and 243.170 to allow manufacturers, small farm winery wholesalers, and wholesalers to distribute wine or distilled spirits under a sampling license; amend KRS 244.050 to allow retail drink, retail package, and souvenir retail liquor licensees to give a customer 3 distilled spirit samples per day rather than 2 samples under a sampling license; permit a licensed distiller, wholesaler, small farm winery, or small farm winery wholesaler to acquire a sampling license; limit these sampling licensees to providing the standard size and number of complimentary samples of distilled spirits or wine per day to each customer during regular business hours at a retailer's licensed premises; authorize the sampling licensee or its agents, servants, or employees to address the customer and pour and serve samples at the retailer's premises; require retail licensees to sell the distilled spirits used for a complimentary sampling event at no more than the retail licensee's normal selling price; permit the retail licensee to bill on a per-event basis in the usual course of business; forbid a distiller from using its sampling license on its distillery premises unless it also holds a souvenir retail liquor license; prohibit a wholesaler, small farm winery, or small farm winery wholesaler from using its sampling license at its business premises if the premises is located in a dry territory; prelude a distiller, wholesaler, small farm winery, or small farm winery wholesaler sampling licensee from concurrently holding a distilled spirits sampling event and a wine sampling event at the same premises unless the Department for Alcoholic Beverage Control has approved the event in advance; authorize distiller licensees to give a consumer who is touring the distillery for educational purposes one complimentary sample of up to 1/2 ounce of un-aged product manufactured at the distillery premises; enable distiller, wholesaler, small farm winery, or small farm winery wholesaler sampling licensees to offer consumers branded nonalcoholic promotional items of nominal value in conjunction with a distillery or winery tour or a complimentary sampling event.
Index Headings of Original Version Alcoholic Beverages - Promotional sampling of
Distilled Spirits - Promotional sampling of
Licensing - Promotional sampling of distilled spirits and wine, licensing of
Wines and Wineries - Wine, promotional sampling of


  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
  • To: Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations
  • introduced in House
  • to Licensing & Occupations (H)

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