senate Bill S1980B

Provides for the operation of home wine makers centers

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
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  • 12 / Feb / 2013
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  • 18 / Jun / 2013
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  • 18 / Jun / 2013
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  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
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    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE
  • 14 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO AGRICULTURE
  • 14 / Jan / 2014
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  • 13 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.716
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Summary

Authorizes the operation of home wine makers centers under the jurisdiction of the state liquor authority; defines such centers as places where individuals pay a fee to use space and equipment for the purpose of making wine for personal household use and not for resale; authorizes wineries and farm wineries to operate such a business.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1959B
Versions:
S1980
S1980A
S1980B
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§76, 76-a, 83 & 90, add §97-b, ABC L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S4533A, A7971A
2009-2010: S3495, A2303, S3495
2007-2008: A10415B

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BILL NUMBER:S1980B

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in
relation to the operation of home wine makers centers

PURPOSE:

The Purpose of this bill is to create a regulatory mechanism so that
home wine maker centers can be established in this State as they have
been established in many other wine producing states such as California,
Washington, and Oregon. This bill will facilitate the ability of home
wine makers to pool their resources and share equipment and storage
facilities to produce quality wine for home consumption as is currently
allowed for under federal regulations. The amendments contained in this
bill were suggested language changes provided by the Federal Alcohol and
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to ensure that this state bill
complies with Federal Law.

In the end, this bill should give urban and suburban residents an outlet
to produce a product that can be made by and enjoyed by families looking
for activities that they can do together and/or to carry on the family
tradition of wine making to future generations. Further, these facili-
ties could be located in village centers near surrounding fruit farms to
help revitalize such villages.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends Alcoholic Beverage Control Law section 76 to authorize
a winery to also operate on the same or adjacent premises a licensed
Center as long as the criteria established in this law and federal law &
rules and regulations are adhered to so that commercial and homemade
wines always remain segregated.

Section 2: Amends Alcoholic Beverage control Law section 76-a to author-
ize a farm winery to also operate on the same or adjacent premises a
licensed Center as long as the criteria established in this law and
federal law & rules and regulations are adhered to so that commercial
and homemade wines always remain segregated.

Section 3: Amends section 83 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to
requires the fee for a written consent letter authorizing a winery or
farm winery to operate a home wine makers center to be $125.

Section 4: Amends section 90 of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law to add
the new permit of Home Wine Making Centers.

Section 5: Adds a new Alcohol Beverage Control Law section 97-b licensed
"home wine making centers" (centers). These licensed Centers will allow
home wine makers to work independently from other home wine makers in
the same facility so that they can make their own wines for home
consumption as is permitted under federal law. (see 27 CFR 24.75 and
www.ttb,gov/wine/faa.shtml (at W-A)).

This section also establishes the conditions that a licensed home wine
makers center (Center) must satisfy to be licensed in this State. These
are the same considerations that are used to satisfy federal law with
regards to the production of wines for home consumption and not for
resale. These centers can be free standing and not associated with a
licensed winery or farm winery or located on the same premises if all
segregation conditions are satisfied.

As per federal law and its rules and regulations, this section outlines
what participating home wine makers must do to produce homemade wines at
these Centers and continue to satisfy federal law to remain exempt from
the regulation of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau(TT8). The
TTB issues federal licenses for the production of commercial wine that
may be sold to the general public. However, it does not license home
wine making centers because the production of such wines is exempt by
federal law and its rules and regulations because it is wine made for
home consumption. (see 27 CFR 24,75 and www.ttb.gov/wine/faq. (at W-4)).

This section also specifies what Centers and their employees may do and
may not do to assist participating home wine makers who are making tax
exempt wines at licensed Centers for home consumption and not for sale.
These are the same standards articulated by the TTB to satisfy federal
requirement to establish such Centers. (see www/ttb.gov/wine/fag (at
w-4)).

This section authorizes such Centers to be established as free standing
tax exempt (non-bonded) wine production facility for home wine makers.
Further, this law permits wineries and farm wineries to obtain a license
to operate a Center on the same premises or a premises adjacent to a
winery as long as the state Liquor Authority consents to the issuance of
such a license. The SLA should consent to a winery application if all
TTB criteria have been satisfied.

The law is very clear that the Center and winery may share equipment and
be in the same building, but that wine produced at a commercial winery
must always remain segregated from wine made for home consumption and
stored in separate storage rooms. The law conforms to the standards
established by federal law to establish a Center on the same or adjacent
premises to a commercial winery as long as the wine is not commingled
nor made and stored in the same storage room or part of the bonded
winery. Home made wines, at no time, may enter the bonded portion of a
winery building.

EXISTING LAW:

Federal law permits Centers to be established without the issuance of a
federal TTB winery license because such activities are deemed to be home
wine making activities which are exempt for federal wine licensing and
registration requirements and taxation. Many states have adopted laws to
allow for such Centers to be established or have deemed them to be
authorized since they are exempt from federal jurisdiction. Under feder-
al regulations, New York can adopt a law to authorize these Centers for

them to be allowed to exist in this state. Many wine-making states,
including California, Washington, and Oregon have adopted similar laws
to permit the establishment of Centers in their own states.

JUSTIFICATION:

This bill should help to facilitate the production of homemade wines.
It encourages production of homemade wines by allowing many home wine
makers to operate in a licensed facility where they can share wine
making equipment, such as wine Presses, pumps, filters, storage and
bottling facilities, and laboratory facilities. Further, technical
assistance can be given to these hobbyist winemakers. This lowers the
overhead costs for home wine making production.

In addition, Center employees can give advice on the proper techniques
to make wine so that wine quality increases. Lowering the overhead costs
to produce wine, supplying a place in which it is easy to make, store,
and bottle, and making such wine in a place that has experts to obtain
advice from to produce superior wines should all help to make it easier
for home wine makers to make quality wines for home consumption. This,
in turn, should increase the amount of homemade wines produced by this
State's residents and increase the demand for locally grown fruits.

For many urban and suburban residents, they often do not have enough
space or adequate space to make homemade wines in their homes or apart-
ments. Establishing Home winemakers centers would provide the kinds of
facilities that these urban and suburban residents need to be able to
make wines for their own home consumption. Such facilities could be
located in rural areas (adding needed in employment in these econom-
ically depressed areas of the State) and provide recreation for such
individuals. Such centers could also be located in villages that are
near local fruit farms or in urban areas that while close to these indi-
viduals homes, would have ample space and equipment to make homemade
wines.

In addition, this bill may help to encourage expansion of the grape
growing and other fruit growing industries in this State. This is
because it would increase the demand for locally grown grapes. Estab-
lishing Home Wine Makers Centers (Centers) is one way to increase the
demand for locally grown fruits. This idea came from apple and grape
farmers in the Hudson Valley who wanted to establish such a Center on
their farm so that they could increase the sales of their apple and
grape crops. In addition, income could be derived from the sale of wine
making supplies and leasing storage space for the making of homemade
wines.

Further, by encouraging home wine makers to use local grapes, this may
increase the demand for and sales of New York's commercially produced
wines because they use the same grape varieties as these home wine
makers will use.

It is hoped that by increasing the number of home wine makers, this will
increase the "talent pool" of wine makers available for employment in
commercial wineries. Many home wine makers have "graduated" to working
either full-time or part-time in already established commercial winer-
ies. Further, some have even gone on to establish their own commercial
wineries to produce wines for commercial sale. It is important for the
New York wine industry to increase the overall skill and depth of the
number of wine makers available for use in this growing industry.
Encouraging the growth of New York's wine industry will, in turn,
increase the demand for New York state produced grapes and other fruits.

Another benefit of this bill is to authorize farms, wineries, farm
wineries and micro-wineries to establish ancillary businesses on the
same premises or premises adjacent to a farm or a winery to increase
their overall profit margin. By enacting this bill into law, wineries
could increase the utilization of their otherwise idle wine making
equipment, increase sales of grapes that they grow or are grown by farm-
ers associated with the winery, but are not being utilized by their
commercial winery operation, and renting out underutilized space within
their wineries to home wine makers.

For farmers without a winery, a Center could be established on such a
farm. The benefit of such a Center to a farm operation is that the grow-
er could more effectively market the sale of their agricultural produce
to home wine makers at higher retail prices instead of lower wholesale
or bulk prices. Further, such center could be located in a smaller
village center that is near local farms that produce fruit.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This bill while new, is a revision done so that it remains completely in
the ABC Law so that this activity can be regulated by the State Liquor
Authority.

S.7246B/A.10415B of 2008 - Passed Senate
S.3495/A.2303 of 2009 - Referred to Agriculture
S.4533-A/A.7971 - A Passed Senate

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

January 1, in the year succeeding the year this law shall become effec-
tive.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                 1980--B
    Cal. No. 716

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. CARLUCCI, GALLIVAN, GIPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Agricul-
  ture -- recommitted to the Committee on Agriculture in accordance with
  Senate  Rule  6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to  said  committee  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- reported favorably from said committee,  ordered  to  first
  report,  amended  on  first  report,  ordered  to  a second report and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation  to  the
  operation of home wine makers centers

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 76 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended
by adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows:
  14. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS SECTION, A  LICENSED  WINERY
SHALL  BE  AUTHORIZED  TO  OPERATE A HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER PURSUANT TO
SECTION NINETY-SEVEN-B OF THIS  CHAPTER.    PROVIDED,  FURTHER,  THAT  A
WINERY  MAY  OPERATE SUCH A CENTER UPON THE SAME OR ADJACENT PREMISES AS
THE WINERY IS OPERATED SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION  NINETY-SEV-
EN-B OF THIS CHAPTER AND FEDERAL LAW.
  S  2. Section 76-a of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 11 to read as follows:
  11. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS  SECTION,  A  LICENSED  FARM
WINERY SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE A HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER PURSUANT
TO  SECTION  NINETY-SEVEN-B  OF THIS CHAPTER.  PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT A
FARM WINERY MAY OPERATE SUCH A CENTER UPON THE SAME OR ADJACENT PREMISES
AS THE FARM WINERY IS OPERATED SUBJECT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION
NINETY-SEVEN-B OF THIS CHAPTER AND FEDERAL LAW.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05308-06-4

S. 1980--B                          2

  S  3.  Section  83 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9.  THE  FEE FOR A WRITTEN CONSENT LETTER AUTHORIZING A WINERY OR FARM
WINERY TO OPERATE A HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER PURSUANT TO SECTION  NINETY-
SEVEN-B OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS.
  S  4.  Section  90 of the alcoholic beverage control law is amended by
adding a new subdivision 7-a to read as follows:
  7-A. HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER PERMIT.
  S 5. The alcoholic beverage control law is amended  by  adding  a  new
section 97-b to read as follows:
  S  97-B.  HOME  WINE MAKERS CENTERS. 1. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL APPLY TO HOME WINE MAKERS CENTERS.   THE OPERATION  OF  HOME  WINE
MAKERS CENTERS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE SUPERVISION OF THE LIQUOR AUTHOR-
ITY  TO  ENSURE  COMPLIANCE  WITH  THE PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL LAW AND THE
RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE FEDERAL ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO TAX  AND  TRADE
BUREAU RELATING TO SUCH CENTERS.
  2.  EVERY  HOME  WINE  MAKERS CENTER SHALL HOLD A PERMIT ISSUED BY THE
LIQUOR AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE, FOR A FEE, FRUIT, AND EQUIPMENT AND STORAGE
FACILITIES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF WINE BY INDIVIDUALS FOR PERSONAL HOUSE-
HOLD USE AND NOT FOR RESALE IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL  LAW,  RULES  AND
REGULATIONS AUTHORIZING THE PRODUCTION OF WINE FOR HOUSEHOLD PERSONAL OR
FAMILY  USE.  THE  FEE  FOR SUCH PERMIT SHALL BE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE
DOLLARS A YEAR.
  3. EVERY PERSON ENGAGING IN THE PRODUCTION OF  WINE  AT  A  HOME  WINE
MAKERS CENTER:
  (A) SHALL BE TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER;
  (B) SHALL BE LIMITED TO PRODUCING NOT MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED GALLONS OF
WINE  DURING  ANY  CALENDAR YEAR; PROVIDED THAT IF THERE ARE ONE OR MORE
OTHER PERSONS WHO ARE TWENTY-ONE YEARS  OF  AGE  RESIDING  IN  THE  SAME
HOUSEHOLD  AS SUCH PERSON, AND ALL OTHER SUCH PERSONS IN THE SAME HOUSE-
HOLD MAY PRODUCE AN AGGREGATE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO  HUNDRED  GALLONS  OF
WINE FOR THE HOUSEHOLD DURING ANY CALENDAR YEAR;
  (C)  MAY  REMOVE  THE  WINE HE OR SHE PRODUCES AT THE HOME WINE MAKERS
CENTER FOR THE PURPOSE OF PERSONAL USE, INCLUDING  USE  IN  CONTESTS  OR
TASTINGS;
  (D) SHALL NOT PRODUCE WINE FOR SALE OR OFFER SUCH WINE FOR SALE;
  (E)  SHALL PRODUCE NOT LESS THAN FIVE GALLONS OF WINE IN EACH CALENDAR
YEAR;
  (F) MAY JOINTLY PRODUCE WINE WITH  PERSONS  RESIDING  IN  A  DIFFERENT
HOUSEHOLD  OR  HOUSEHOLDS AS LONG AS THE QUANTITY OF WINE MADE IS WITHIN
THE QUANTITY LIMITS SPECIFIED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW, RULES  AND  REGU-
LATIONS;
  (G) SHALL ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE WINE;
  (H)  SHALL  USE  FRUIT  GROWN  OR PRODUCED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO
PRODUCE THE WINE;
  (I) SHALL ADD YEAST AND/OR OTHER INGREDIENTS TO  THE  GRAPE  OR  OTHER
FRUIT JUICE OR WINE;
  (J) SHALL CAUSE THE FRUIT TO FERMENT;
  (K) SHALL RACK, FILTER AND BOTTLE THE WINE;
  (L)  SHALL  NOT  ACCEPT ANY UNAUTHORIZED ASSISTANCE FROM THE HOME WINE
MAKERS CENTER, OR FROM ANY EMPLOYEE OR AGENT THEREOF; AND
  (M) SHALL READ AND SIGN A STATEMENT THAT HE  OR  SHE  UNDERSTANDS  AND
AGREES TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SUBDIVISION.
  4.  NO  HOME  WINE  MAKERS  CENTER, NOR ANY EMPLOYEE OR AGENT THEREOF,
SHALL ASSIST ANY CUSTOMER IN THE PRODUCTION OF WINE, EXCEPT AS FOLLOWS:

S. 1980--B                          3

  (A) THE FURNISHING, SELLING OR RENTING OF SPACE, SUPPLIES  AND  EQUIP-
MENT, INGREDIENTS, FRUIT, AND BOTTLING SUPPLIES;
  (B)  THE  PROVISION  OF  ADVICE AND TECHNICAL SERVICES TO CUSTOMERS AS
PROVIDED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW, RULES AND REGULATIONS;
  (C) THE MOVING OF CONTAINERS OF WINE BETWEEN STORAGE AREAS;
  (D) THE PROVISION, MAINTENANCE, CLEANING AND  REPAIR  OF  WINE  MAKING
EQUIPMENT, SUCH AS PRESSES, PUMPS, FILTERS, BOTTLING EQUIPMENT AND OTHER
EQUIPMENT;
  (E)  THE  PROVISION, RENTAL OR SALE OF STORAGE VESSELS, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, GLASS CARBOYS, WOODEN BARRELS OR OTHER STORAGE  CONTAIN-
ERS FOR WINE FERMENTATION AND STORAGE;
  (F)  THE  PROVISION  OF A CLIMATE AND TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SPACE FOR
WINE FERMENTATION AND STORAGE;
  (G) THE DISPOSAL OF GRAPE PRESSINGS AND OTHER WASTES; AND
  (H) THE PROVISION OF QUALITY  CONTROL  SERVICES,  SUCH  AS  LABORATORY
ANALYSIS  AND  TASTING OF WINE FOR QUALITY CONTROL PURPOSES IN THE PRES-
ENCE OF THE HOME WINE MAKER.
  5. NO HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER  SHALL  ALLOW,  MAINTAIN  OR  STORE  ANY
CONTAINER OF WINE IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED GALLONS.
  6.    THE AGGREGATE PRODUCTION OF ALL INDIVIDUALS OR HOUSEHOLDS MAKING
WINE AT A HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER PURSUANT TO A HOME WINE MAKERS LICENSE
SHALL NOT EXCEED TEN THOUSAND GALLONS  PER  YEAR.  PROVIDED,  THAT  SUCH
AGGREGATE PRODUCTION LIMIT SHALL NOT BE OFFSET BY WINES PRODUCED AT SUCH
FACILITY UNDER A WINERY OR FARM WINERY LICENSE.
  7. THE LOCATION OF A FREE STANDING HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER MAY BE ON A
FARM  OR  OTHER  PREMISES  THAT  IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH A WINERY OR FARM
WINERY.
  8. (A) A PERSON OR ENTITY LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS CHAPTER  MAY  ALSO
BE  AUTHORIZED AND HOLD A PERMIT TO OPERATE A HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER ON
THE SAME OR ADJACENT PREMISES OF A WINERY OR FARM WINERY, IF SUCH PERSON
OR ENTITY IS THE HOLDER OF:
  (I) A WINERY LICENSE, PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVENTY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER;
OR
  (II) A FARM WINERY LICENSE, PURSUANT TO SECTION SEVENTY-SIX-A OF  THIS
CHAPTER.
  (B)  NO WINERY OR FARM WINERY AUTHORIZED TO OPERATE A HOME WINE MAKERS
CENTER PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVISION SHALL BE  ISSUED  A
PERMIT  PURSUANT  TO  THIS SECTION, UNLESS THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY GRANTS A
WRITTEN CONSENT LETTER THERETO. THE LIQUOR AUTHORITY,  IN  GRANTING  ITS
CONSENT,  SHALL  DETERMINE WHETHER THE APPLICANT COMPLIES OR WILL COMPLY
WITH THE PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL LAW AND THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF  THE
FEDERAL  ALCOHOL  AND TOBACCO TAX AND TRADE BUREAU RELATING TO HOME WINE
MAKERS CENTERS. IF THE  WINERY  OR  FARM  WINERY  APPLYING  FOR  CONSENT
COMPLIES WITH SUCH FEDERAL LAW, RULES AND REGULATIONS THE LIQUOR AUTHOR-
ITY  SHALL  GRANT  ITS  WRITTEN CONSENT FOR THE OPERATION OF A HOME WINE
MAKERS  CENTER.  SUCH  AUTHORITY  SHALL  NOT  ESTABLISH  ANY  ADDITIONAL
REQUIREMENT FOR THE GRANTING OF ITS WRITTEN CONSENT.
  (C) THE OPERATIONS OF A HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER OPERATED BY ANY WINERY
OR  FARM  WINERY  SHALL BE SEGREGATED FROM THE PORTION OF SUCH WINERY OR
FARM WINERY IN WHICH WINE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS  CHAPTER  IS
FERMENTED,  PROCESSED,  BOTTLED,  STORED,  SHIPPED  AND  SOLD. PROVIDED,
HOWEVER, THAT A WINERY OR FARM WINERY MAY SHARE ITS WINE  MAKING  EQUIP-
MENT  WITH  A  LICENSED HOME WINE MAKERS CENTER AS LONG AS ALL HOME MADE
WINES PRODUCED BY SUCH EQUIPMENT IS SEGREGATED FROM SUCH PORTION OF  THE
PREMISES IN WHICH A WINERY OR FARM WINERY IS LOCATED.

S. 1980--B                          4

  9.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "FRUIT" SHALL MEAN GRAPES, OTHER
FRUITS, FRUIT JUICES AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS INCLUDING, BUT  NOT
LIMITED TO, HONEY, FLOWERS AND VEGETABLES.
  S  6. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law; provided, that, effec-
tive immediately any rules, regulations or other  actions  necessary  to
implement  the  provisions of this act on its effective date are author-
ized and directed to be completed on or before such date.

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