(Jan. 28) – A simple, commonsense measure to allow adults to brew beverages for personal use and remove antiquated language from Colorado state statute, sponsored by Rep. Steve Lebsock, D-Thornton, passed the Business Committee unanimously this afternoon.
“The bill is common sense and straight forward,” said Rep. Lebsock. “There is a broad coalition of national and Colorado based organizations that support this simple change to put in statute that adults can brew beverages for personal use.”
The bill makes two clarifying changes: substitutes the antiquated phrase “head of family” for “adult” and removes the words “family use” and inserts “personal use.”
Testimony provided by the American Homebrewers Association and a Colorado homebrew supply store voiced their support for this measure that protects brewers’ rights to continue to practice their hobby for generation to come.
The 13-0 vote by the Business Committee sends the bill to the House floor for a second reading.