Beer lovers (and progressives everywhere), here's your chance to help update South Carolina's archaic alcohol laws, which reflect a deeply anti-drinking bent.
A bill that would allow microbreweries and licensed premises to hold beer tastings is stuck in the House judiciary committee, thanks to the concerns of one Rep. Kenneth Kennedy from Williamsburg County, according to
Our bill sponsor Rep. Herbkersman brought bill 3693 in front of committee yesterday for a "unanimous consent" vote. ONE Representative voted against it. We need to educate him on the facts. Rep. Kenneth Kennedy from Williamsburg County. ... Remind him that this is craft beer (not 40's of Schlitz) and tastings foster an appreciation, exactly like wine (wineries in SC can already do this).
The bill has already sailed through the Senate and needs this guy's vote to help move it along to the governor's desk for a signature (before the session ends in June).
Representative Kenneth Kennedy
District 101 - Williamsburg Co.
(H) 140 Society St., Greeleyville, 29056
Bus. (843) 426-2259 Home (843) 426-2492
(C) 328B Blatt Bldg., Columbia, 29201
Bus. (803) 734-2986 Home (803) 252-2000
E-Mail Address: KK@schouse.org"