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          Date of Hearing:  August 3, 2016


                               Lorena Gonzalez, Chair

          SB 683  
          (Wolk) - As Amended June 21, 2016

          |Policy       |Governmental Organization      |Vote:|19 - 0       |
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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:    


          This bill authorizes the Department of Alcoholic Beverage  
          Control (ABC) to issue a special nonprofit sales license to a  
          nonprofit mutual benefit corporation that is associated with the  
          Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. This licensee  
          may accept a transfer of, and take title to, up to 20,000  
          gallons of wine produced by the university, sell this wine to  


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          consumers for consumption off the licensed premises or to other  
          licensees authorized to sell wine, and give licensees samples of  
          the wine it sells. 

          FISCAL EFFECT:

          No additional state costs. 


          Background and Purpose. According to the author, this bill would  
          allow ABC to offer a special non-profit sales license that will  
          benefit the environment and the Department of Viticulture and  
          Enology at UC Davis.  UC Davis, through their College of  
          Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, offers undergraduate  
          and graduate degrees in the areas of grape growing and wine  
          making. Currently, any product produced through the program is  

          The author's states that the creation of a specific non-profit  
          entity, separate from the university, would allow wine to be  
          marketed, with the proceeds to be remitted to the university  
          departments that created the product to support its mission of  
          teaching, research and extension. It would also help prevent  
          unnecessary and avoidable waste by allowing wine to be sold  
          instead of discarded. 

          Analysis Prepared by:Luke Reidenbach / APPR. / (916)  


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