Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Ship Me Wine: House Bill 3386

Victor from STATE REPRESENTATIVE JEFFREY SANCHEZ's Office gave me the scoop on the status of wine being able to be shipped into Massachusetts.

There's a bill in the JOINT COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE to address shipping wine into Massachusetts.

It's Bill 3386.
18C. Direct Shipment of Wine:

(1) Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, any person currently licensed in any other state as a wine producer, supplier, importer, wholesaler, distributor or retailer who obtains an out-of-state shipper’s license, as provided below, may ship up to two cases (twenty-four bottles) per month of wine directly to a resident who is at least 21 years of age for such resident’s personal use and not for resale.
So I started calling the members of the committe to see what is happening.

State Representative Martin Walsh - Left Voice Mail.

I also forwarded this information to the Boston Globe reporter.

We are the media, when we have to be

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