H.R. 5034, The Comprehensive Alcohol Regulatory Effectiveness (CARE) Act of 2010
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H.R. 5034 would support State based alcohol regulation, to clarify evidentiary rules for alcohol matters, to ensure the collection of all alcohol taxes.
== Detailed Summary ==
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== Status of the Legislation ==
Latest Major Action:
4/15/2010: Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
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== Points in Favor ==
Passage of this bill will help wholesalers and distributors strengthen their stronghold on the consumer's pocketbook strings and their ability to limit consumers' choices.
== Points Against ==
Passage of this bill will only benefit wholesalers and distributors. It will hurt California's wine industry as well as small producers of wine and spirits across the nation.
Passage of this bill will hurt consumers by limiting their ability to access boutique wine producers. It will just to force archaic laws that some states have prohibiting shipments of wine from being directly shipped to consumers.