Bill 444

At the Oregon Homebrewers Alliance you can get the latest information on Senate Bill 444. The bill is being scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Business, Transportation and Economic Development Committee Thursday, February 10. This is a great time for people who read this blog and are in Oregon to call or email the members of the committee and politely urge them to support the passage of SB 444 along with Senator Prozanski’s amendments to the bill. The committee members need to hear from you if this bill is to succeed.

I don’t think you need to be a homebrewer to support this bill; anyone who has benefited from the efforts and success of the craft brew movement in Oregon, which pretty much includes anyone who drinks alcohol in the state, ought to know that their voice will help homebrewers everywhere continue to provide tasty or at least interesting beers for you to try and it certainly can’t be understated what the craft brew movement has done for employment in Oregon and recognition of this state as one of the leaders in the world of beer.

Thanks to the Oregon Brew Crew listserv, who listed the members of the Senate Committee and their contact information, which I have reproduced here for readers who feel so inclined to help out. And thanks to you, the people who take action.

Senate Business, Transportation and Economic Development Committee Contact Information:

Sen. Lee Beyer, Chair
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1706

Sen. Jason Atkinson, Vice-Chair
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1703
District Phone: 541-282-6502

Sen. Ginny Burdick
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1718

Sen. Chris Edwards
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1707

Sen. Fred Girod
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1709
District Phone: 503-769-4321

Sen. Bruce Starr
Capitol Phone: 503-986-1715
District Phone: 503-352-0922

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