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VOL. 128 | NO. 77 | Friday, April 19, 2013

Distillery Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

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NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation that provides requirements for setting up a distillery in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.

The measure was given final approval after the Senate voted 23-6 on Thursday to concur with changes made by the House.

Under the proposal, after July 1, a manufacturer would petition to the local county mayor, and the county commission would have 45 days to vote on the request.

The distance a distillery would be required to be located from a church or school would vary from county to county.

Distilleries would also be allowed to sell their products on Sunday.

Republican Senate sponsor Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro says 12 distilleries have opened since Tennessee made it easier for them to be established in a 2009 law.

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