March 25, 2011 by fhsteinbart
If you’ve been following the news about SB 444 then you are well aware that it has passed both the House and the Senate. All that’s left is for the Governor to sign it into law. This is supposed to be taking place around 3pm on Monday. After being signed into law, the ban on transportation of home brewed beer and the subsequent ban on home brewing competitions will be over! This is a great example of democracy at work, we all (the home brewing community) let our legislators know how we felt about the law and they acted on our behalf to change things. Seriously, every one of you that wrote your legislators on behalf of home brewers everywhere, you deserve a pat on the back.
After passing unanimously in the House, it seems very unlikely that the Governor would choose not to sign SB 444 into law. However, stranger things have happened. We will be keeping our finger on the pulse of SB 444 through Monday and once it becomes law, I say a celebration is in order. We’ll keep you guys posted about what we have up our sleeve via Facebook and Twitter.