Legislation

NAWR tracks numerous bills across the states every year. On this page we list those bills to which we are paying particularly close attention. Click on the title of the bill to go to the bill page.

SB 1050 — CONNECTICUT
A bill allowing the shipment of wine to consumers from out-of-state retailers.

Background: If passed, SB 1050 would allow the direct shipment of wine from out-of-state retailers to Connecticut consumers on the same basis that out-of-state wineries currently ship wine to Connecticut. Retailers would acquire permits from the state, remit taxes to the state, submit reports and limit shipments to individuals to no more than 5 gallons every two months.

Position: Support


HB 2291 — TEXAS
A bill reforming the laws concerning the direct shipment of wine

Background: If passed, HB 2291 would allow the direct shipment of wine, beer and spirits from out-of-state wine retailers to Texas residents with no limits on the amount of wine, beer and spirits that may be shipped annually.

Position: Support


A5991 — NEW YORK
A bill allowing out-of-state wine retailers to ship to New York residents.

Background: Under A5991 wine retailers in states that allow New York wine retailers to ship to into the state would be authorized to ship wine to New York residents.

Position: Support


HF-791 MINNESOTA
On the regulation of direct wine shipments by wineries

Background: Amends the conditions under which out-of-state wineries may ship wine direct to consumers, but does not provide for legal direct shipment of wine from out-of-state retailers to consumers

Position: Oppose