Resolution on Restoring the Rights of California Homebrewers

Whereas, California homebrewers, non-professional makers of beer, wine and other fermented products are part of a growing group of home brewing enthusiasts here in California estimated at some 150,000 people; and

Whereas, homebrewers have had the right to share their products with each other at their own events and competitions since 1979, when President Jimmy Carter signed into law the legalization of home brewing; and

Whereas, now, California homebrewers have lost their rights to legally share their products and collaborate with other homebrewers in the development of their craft; this all due to well meaning legislation that has mistakenly taken away their rights; and

Therefore be it resolved, that the Los Angeles County Democratic Party supports restoring the legal rights of home brewers to freely share with each other their products as previously allowed by law; and

Therefore be it further resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to Senator Lou Correa, Chair of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee .

Author: Tony Hale 66th AD Executive Board Member

Passed by LACDP

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