Homebrewing legalization needs your help

The bill to legalize homebrewing, SB153 is not currently on the agenda of the Senate Tourism & Marketing committee.

Senator Bobby Singleton is the chairman of the T&M Committee. The other key members of the T&M Committee are Senators Barron, Smitherman, and Z. Little.

The best way to contact the senators is to fax and email today through Sunday, and then voice call his office Monday and Tuesday morning before the 10:00 committee meeting. If you are not sure what to say, these are the relevant points they need to hear:

* Please move SB153 for legalizing homebrewing to the Tourism and Marketing Committee’s agenda.

* this is the same bill that passed the committee unanimously last session

* SB153 legalizes a hobby enjoyed by thousands of Alabamians and which is legal in 47 other states

Faxing is an excellent way to communicate during off hours like over the weekend, because paper in the in-box demands attention. Email can run into problems because your message can easily be lost in the bulk, and may not be read until it is too late, but is still worth sending.

During business hours, voice calls to the senators’ receptionists are the most productive means of communication and is very quick and easy to do.

Legal homebrewing in Alabama is well overdue. Please just take a couple of minutes of your time to help make homebrewing legal in Alabama.

The available contact information for the Committee members is:
Bobby Singleton (334) 242-7935, FAX (334) 242 -7191, bsingle164@yahoo.com
Lowell Barron (334) 242-7858
Charles Bishop (334) 242-7894
Del Marsh (334) 242-7877
Myron C. Penn (334) 242-7868, myronpenn28@hotmail.com
Quinton T. Ross Jr. (334) 242-7880, quinton.ross@alsenate.gov
Rodger Smitherman (334) 242-7870, rodger.smitherman@alsenate.gov
Zeb Little (334) 242-7855, zeb@zeblittlelawfirm.com
J.T. Waggoner (334) 242-7892, FAX (334) 353-8255, jabo.waggoner@alsenate.gov

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  1. Charlie
    Posted February 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Hi guys, looks like some great stuff on the agenda for 2010. I have been away from FTH for several months, and was wondering what happened to introducing a bill allowing for the sale of larger bottles (i.e. above 16 o.z.). I’m sure this was been discussed in a time now passed, so sorry for any redundancy… I was just wondering what happened to that idea. 2011 agenda perhaps?

    • Stuart
      Posted February 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

      Hi Charlie, this year being an election year we decided to hold off on container size. Next year will be a different matter entirely!

      • Charie
        Posted February 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for the update Stuart; in this kind of political climate, that move makes total sense. You guys seem to be doing a great job… thanks, and keep up the good work!