HB 2295 Alcoholic beverage control; definition of chaptalization and cider.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Alcoholic beverage control; definition of cider.  Creates two classes of cider by defining it as any beverage, carbonated or otherwise, obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar content of apples (i) containing not more than 10 percent of alcohol by volume without chaptalization or (ii) containing not more than seven percent of alcohol by volume regardless of chaptalization. The bill defines "chaptalization" as a method of increasing the alcohol in a wine by adding sugar to the must before or during fermentation. The expanded definition of cider is to take into account the natural sweetness of certain Virginia apples. This bill is identical to SB 1000.

Full text:
01/12/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101932D  pdf
02/03/11  House: Printed as engrossed 11101932D-E  pdf
02/21/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2295ER)  pdf
03/18/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0265)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/12/11  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101932D
01/12/11  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/11  House: Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/27/11  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/11  House: Reported from General Laws with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
02/02/11  House: Read first time
02/03/11  House: Read second time
02/03/11  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/11  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2295E
02/03/11  House: Printed as engrossed 11101932D-E
02/04/11  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/11  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/11/11  Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Read third time
02/15/11  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/11  House: Enrolled
02/21/11  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2295ER)
02/21/11  House: Signed by Speaker
02/22/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/18/11  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 265 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0265)