April 29, 2013

Dear Alabama American Homebrewers Association, Brewers Association and Support Your Local Brewery Members:

Please take action NOW to help legalize homebrewing in the state of Alabama!

In order for the Alabama homebrew bill, HB9, to become law it must be voted on by the Senate.

The Senate Rules Committee controls which bills are brought before the full Senate for a vote. Between now and the end of the legislative session on May 20, there are only a few more legislative days on which HB9 could be placed on the Special Order Calendar. Time is quickly running out for homebrewing to be legalized this year.

How Can You Help?
Please contact the members of the Senate Rules Committee and politely ask them to place HB9 on the Special Order Calendar as soon as possible. It is imperative that the Rules Committee members are getting multiple contacts from Alabama’s homebrew supporters. Even if you have already contacted the Rules Committee members, please do so again.

Contacting legislators will take very little time, but your calls and emails could make the difference in determining whether or not homebrewing is legalized this year.

See contact information for the Rules Committee below. You will be communicating with a member of the Senator’s staff. Simply ask, “Please allow HB9, the homebrew bill, to get a chance for a vote by placing it on the Special Order Calendar.”

Visit the website of Right to Brew, a grassroots homebrew legalization organization involved in the effort, for more information and to follow the progress of these bills.

Thank you for your support of homebrewing and homebrewers. Your action could make the difference in whether or not this legislation becomes law. Please forward this message to other Alabama residents/businesses that may be interested in supporting these bills.

Charlie Papazian
Brewers Association

Gary Glass
American Homebrewers Association

Senate Rules Committee Members

Senator Jabo Waggoner, Chair
(334) 242-7892

Senator Jimmy Holley, Vice Chair
(334) 242-7845

Senator Scott Beason
(334) 242-7794

Senator Roger Bedford
(334) 242-7862

Senator Gerald Dial
(334) 242-7874

Senator Priscilla Dunn
(334) 242-7793

Senator Vivian Figures
(334) 242-7871

Senator Rusty Glover
(334) 242-7886

Senator Tammy Irons
(334) 242-7888

Senator Arthur Orr
(334) 242-7891

Senator Trip Pittman
(334) 242-7897

Senator Paul Sanford
(334) 242-7867

Senator Clay Scofield
(334) 242-7876

Senator Paul Bussman
(334) 242-7855