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Posted on: April 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] HB500 signed by Governor and effective immediately


HB500 was signed by the Governor on 3/29/22 and an emergency was declared, it is effective immediately. The bill amends KRS 241.010 to define "barrel-aged and batched cocktails," "private selection event," and "private selection package" and to redefine "consumer" and "vintage distilled spirit"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 243 to establish a "limited nonquota package license" that allows designated alcoholic beverage drink licensees to sell vintage distilled spirits and private selection packages; amend KRS 243.027 to authorize a manufacturer to ship samples to persons or entities engaged in private selection events; indicate that the shipped sample quantity limits apply to each separate recipient; amend KRS 243.029 to require a direct shipper licensee to include all applicable taxes in the selling price for alcoholic beverages; include sales tax as a separate item on the customer's invoice; amend KRS 243.030 to set a $300 annual fee for a limited nonquota package license and for an off-premises retail sales outlet license; amend KRS 243.0305 to allow a distiller to conduct private selection events and sell private selection packages at retail; set package and sample limits for sales at fairs, festivals, and other similar types of events; permit distillers to purchase jointly branded souvenir packages from microbreweries; restrict a distiller to only one off-premises retail site for each of its licensed premises; amend KRS 243.110 to make a limited nonquota package license compatible with listed drink licenses; amend KRS 243.232 to authorize a limited nonquota package license holder to sell vintage distilled spirits; amend KRS 243.240 to exclude private selection package sales from the normal quota retail package license restrictions; amend KRS 243.260 to issue a special temporary license for farmers markets; amend KRS 243.884 to exempt most private selection package sales from the wholesale tax; amend KRS 244.240 to exclude a distiller selling private selection packages or supplying barrels for barred-aged and batched cocktails from the interlocking interests prohibition; amend KRS 244.260 to permit a retailer to keep distilled spirits or wine in a container for preparing barred-aged and batched cocktails; align distilled spirit container limits with the largest applicable federal standard of fill size; amend KRS 243.034 and 243.0341 to conform.

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