The first week of the legislature has come and gone, and unfortunately the Brewery Modernization Act has still not been introduced. The Legislative Reference Service is a state agency that researches law and writes legislation for the member of the legislature. They are currently drafting our bill based on our criteria and say it should be ready today. So our bill should be introduced next week. It’s no one’s fault. It’s just a complicated bill.
Having our bill introduced next week is not a problem. If we had introduced it this week it simply would have been sitting in committee longer. The main reason we wanted it introduced early is so that we could have a bill number. It’s just alot nicer to be able to say “SUPPORT HB##!”