H.R. 5034, The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010

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H.R. 5034 would support State based alcohol regulation, to clarify evidentiary rules for alcohol matters, to ensure the collection of all alcohol taxes.

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== Status of the Legislation ==

Latest Major Action: 6/15/2010: Referred to9/29/2010: House subcommittee.committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy.Committee Hearings Held.

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== Points in Favor ==

Passage of this bill will help wholesalers and distributors strengthen their stronghold on the consumer's pocketbook strings and their ability to limit consumers' choices.

== Points Against ==

Passage of this bill will only benefit wholesalers and distributors. It will hurt California's wine industry as well as small producers of wine and spirits across the nation.

Passage of this bill will hurt consumers by limiting their ability to access boutique wine producers. It will just to force archaic laws that some states have prohibiting shipments of wine from being directly shipped to consumers.

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Larry Chandler

April 20, 2010, 7:56pm (report abuse)

This bill is simply an attempt to require everyone who buys wine to pay tribute to the wine wholesalers for each bottle. It is a massive fraud and is designed to line the wholesalers pockets and deny consumers the right to a wine of their own choosing. It is a blatantly dishonest bill.


April 20, 2010, 8:05pm (report abuse)

With all the problems we are suffering from in

Cali, for the love of all things holy, at least let us have a nice bottle of wine for dinner.

IMO, your focus is in the wrong place. Who not let farmers grow hemp for textiles, paper, and everything else in which hemp fibers can be used inexpensively and still durable. It is much better than cutting down trees, as growing hemp is quick and easily wherein trees are not only good for our climate, but it takes a long effing time for them to be of use. Additionally we can do the same with hemp ( you know that the DoIndepence was written on it, right?) It is so much faster and a highter (LOL, J/k) return on investment to use hemp instead of trees. Just me 2 cents.....

North Carolina transplant

August 4, 2010, 3:28pm (report abuse)

HR 5034 is simply designed to protect established monopolyy interests. What on earth should be wrong with a person purchasing wine direct from either a winery, a retailer in another state or city, or importing direct from outside the US.

Watch this carefully -- these have a way of sneaking under the radar of the media headlines and becoming law.

At least this is not scheduled for review this session (Pelosi seems to be opposed although 119 Reps have signed on) and no comparable measure has yet surfaced in the Senate.

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