During the 2019 Legislative Session, Montana Brewers and Distillers are both pushing for more. More hours, more ounces . . . more of a threat to retail licenses. Please read below for information on these bills. Click on the bill number to find the bill text and learn where the bill stands in the legislative process. If you are willing to let your voice be heard, contact Margaret Herriges at 406.442.5040.
HB 185Revise Brewery Operation Hours (Rep Dave Fern) MTA Position OPPOSE HEARING Feb 5th 8:30am House Bus & Labor
HB185 would extend breweries taproom hours from 8:00pm to a 10pm close. The bill would go into effect upon passage.
LC1489Generally Revise laws related to distilleries (Rep Jim Hamilton)
MTA Position OPPOSE
This bill proposes to increase the ounces of liquor provided in sampling rooms from 2 ounces to 4 ounces. It also would increase the amount of liters a distillery can sell to an individual in one day from 1.75 liters to 9 liters.