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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                    SB 806 (Wiggins) - As Amended:  June 22, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              Governmental  
          Organization Vote:                            18 - 0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This bill allows out-of-state consumers who purchase wine from a  
          California holder of a beer and wine wholesaler's licenses and  
          off-sale retail license to return the wine. 

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          There are no significant costs associated with this legislation.  


           1)Rationale  . Current law only allows consumers to return wine to  
            winegrowers with winegrower licenses.  Hundreds of  
            internet-based wineries now sell wine to customers for use out  
            of state.  The author contends, a license category should have  
            no bearing on a consumer's ability to return wine.  Updating  
            the law to clarify that consumers can return wine to holders  
            of Type 17 (Beer & Wine Wholesaler) and Type 20 (Off-Sale Beer  
            & Wine) licenses will clarify the law and simplify the process  
            for consumers wishing to return wine.

           2)Related Legislation  :  AB 1470 (Evans; Chapter 535, Statutes of  
            2009) permits an on-sale beer and wine public premises  
            licensee and a licensed winegrower to allow a person who has  
            purchased and partially consumed a bottle of wine to remove  
            the partially consumed bottle from the premises upon  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Julie Salley-Gray / APPR. / (916)  


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