We Need You to Help Your NJ Breweries

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by jcwattsrugger, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. jcwattsrugger

    jcwattsrugger May 12, 2005 New Jersey
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    We Need You to Help Your NJ Breweries

    On Thursday, June 7th, New Jersey's Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will meet to vote on A-1277. The bill, developed by the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, will give all craft brewers in the state more flexibility in how, when and where they sell and promote their beer.

    By Wednesday, June 6th, please contact the members of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee (listed below) to let them know that you support the legislation as a craft beer consumer and ask them to VOTE YES on the bill.
    It's especially important if you live in the district of one of the committee members. Not sure who your legislators are? Find out here [http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp]
    
Current regulations highly restrict what New Jersey brewers can do—especially when compared to the surrounding states of New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware. 

Specifically, this bill would allow:
    one company to open more than two brewpubs
    production breweries to sell beer for on and off premise consumption
    breweries and brewpubs to conduct informational tastings off premise
    brewpubs to distribute beer through the wholesale network

    This will lead to a healthier environment for small brewers and more choices for craft beer consumers.

When calling the members of the committee, you should comment on how this bill will help small brewers continue to create jobs, improve tourism opportunities and cut needless red tape. From the consumer perspective, you should comment on how the bill will allow you to have better access to the locally made craft beers you love and want more of. 

Remember, please call or email these members by Wednesday, June 6th to make sure your voice is heard and your support for A-1277 is registered. 

Thank you for your continued support of New Jersey's craft brewers.

Members of the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee


    Mainor, Charles – Chair
    (201) 536-7851
    asmmainor@njleg.org

    Wilson, Gilbert – Vice Chair
    (856) 547-4800
    asmwilson@njleg.org

    Albano, Nelson
    (856) 696-7109
    asmalbano@njleg.org

    Benson, Daniel
    (609) 631-0198
    asmbenson@njleg.org

    Connors, Sean
    (201) 795-9190
    asmconnors@njleg.org

    Cryan, Joseph
    (908) 624-0880
    asmcryan@njleg.org

    Kean, Sean
    (732) 974-0400
    asmkean@njleg.org

    McGuckin, Gregory
    (732) 840-9028
    asmmcguckin@njleg.org

    Peterson, Erik
    (908) 238-0251
    asmpeterson@njleg.org

    Rible, David
    (732) 974-0400
    asmrible@njleg.org

    Watson Coleman, Bonnie
    (609) 292-0500
    aswwatsoncoleman@njleg.org
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    cheers and thanks, john
     
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  2. NJOssie

    NJOssie Feb 28, 2012 New Jersey

    Let's step up to the plate for this one NJ!
     
  3. volta

    volta Dec 21, 2008 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Done, thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. jcwattsrugger

    jcwattsrugger May 12, 2005 New Jersey
    Subscriber

    This is the 2nd committee to vote. A big thing that worked in our favor on the 1st committee vote and has allowed this to move forward is that each member of the 1st committee got more than 200 phone calls in support of our bill.
    Please contact these Assembly people Wednesday.

    thanks, john
     
  5. jcwattsrugger

    jcwattsrugger May 12, 2005 New Jersey
    Subscriber

  6. nathanlovesipas

    nathanlovesipas Feb 12, 2010 New Jersey

    So is this signed into law? Or does it just get passed up to the next level now? Either way this is great news for craft fans in nj. I cant wait to go to the flying fish or cricket hill brewpub someday!
     
  7. jesskidden

    jesskidden Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
    Subscriber

  8. jcwattsrugger

    jcwattsrugger May 12, 2005 New Jersey
    Subscriber

    Guild Bill Up for Final Vote-please make calls today.
    The bills have made it through all Committee votes now.
    We are once again asking for your help in support of New Jersey brewers and consumers.
    Starting Thursday, June 21st, New Jersey's Senate and General Assembly will meet to vote on A-1277/S-641 . The bill, developed by the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, will give all craft brewers in the state more flexibility in how, when and where they sell and promote their beer.
    Please contact your local legislators by end of day Wednesday, June 20th, to let them know that you support the legislation as a craft beer consumer and ask them to VOTE YES on the bill.
    Below is a link which will help you contact your local legislators based on where you live. Simply click on your town on the list, and it will show you who your local legislators are so you can contact them:
    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp
    When calling/writing the members, you should comment on how this bill will help small brewers continue to create jobs, improve tourism opportunities and cut needless red tape. From the consumer perspective, you should comment on how the bill will allow you to have better access to the locally made craft beers you love.
    Remember, please call or email these members by Wednesday, June 20th to make sure your voice is heard and your support for A-1277/S-641 is registered.
    Thank you for your continued support of New Jersey's craft brewers.
    cheers john
     
  9. NJOssie

    NJOssie Feb 28, 2012 New Jersey

    NJ beer community, time to do this again... let's get this passed before summer break
     
  10. jcwattsrugger

    jcwattsrugger May 12, 2005 New Jersey
    Subscriber

    The Brewer's Bill Passes
    Thanks to all our supporters who helped get the Brewer's Bill passed.

    On Monday last week, the Bill was passed out of committee in both the House and Senate. On Thursday it was passed by the full Assembly and yesterday it was passed by the Senate. It now moves on to Governor Christie, who is expected to sign it.
    Every call and email helped make this happen. Thanks to all for your help.
    cheers john
     
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