House passes home-brewing bill, sends it to Bryant
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -
The House has sent a bill to Gov. Phil Bryant that would legalize home brewing in Mississippi.
House members voted 70-36 Wednesday to approve
Senate Bill 2183, which allows people 21 and older to brew up to 200
gallons of beer each year, as long as they live in a city or county
where alcohol is legal.
The measure exempts home brewers from permits and
excise taxes charged by the Department of Revenue. The attorney general
had said home-brewing is legal in Mississippi, but tax authorities had
said it didn't have legal authority to create a permit specifically
aimed at home brewers.
The bill says home-brewed beer can't be sold and
can only be taken outside a home when the brewer is taking it to a
tasting event or competition.
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