(as introduced)

3rd Session, 61st General Assembly
Nova Scotia
60 Elizabeth II, 2011

Private Member's Bill

Liquor Control Act

Diana Whalen
Halifax Clayton Park

First Reading: April 26, 2011

(Explanatory Note)

Second Reading:

Third Reading:

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Explanatory Note

This Bill permits the operation of a business to assist or participate in the making of beer, wine or cider by another person, commonly referred to as a U-Bru or U-Vin business.

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An Act to Amend Chapter 260
of the Revised Statutes, 1989,
the Liquor Control Act,
to Permit the Operation of Businesses that Assist
Others in the Making of Beer, Wine or Cider

Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:

1 Chapter 260 of the Revised Statutes, 1989, the Liquor Control Act, is amended by adding immediately after Section 56 the following Section:

56A (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act or another enactment, the Corporation may issue a permit authorizing a person to operate a business in which the person for remuneration or other consideration assists or participates in the process of beer, wine or cider making by another person for the personal use of the other person, whether at premises owned by the person to whom the permit is issued or elsewhere.

(2) A person to whom a permit is issued under subsection (1) may possess and store the ingredients used by another person to produce beer, wine or cider while the beer, wine or cider is being made.

(3) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting

(a) application for permits referred to in subsection (1);

(b) the operation of businesses that provide assistance or participate in the process of making beer, wine or cider;

(c) facilities for the making of beer, wine or cider.

(4) The exercise by the Governor in Council of the authority contained in subsection (3) is regulations within the meaning of the Regulations Act.

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