Bill Allowing Distillers To Produce Hard Cider Fails In House

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LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) – A bill that would have authorized Arkansas distillers to produce hard cider failed in the House of Representatives on Monday (March 30), according to legislative records.

The bill was filed by Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, and is called SB 1032, according to legislative records.

SB 1032 passed in the Senate with a vote of 30-1 on March 25, and the legislation was approved by the Committee on House Rules on March 26, legislative records state.

Despite passing both the House committee and Senate, the bill failed to pass when brought before the full House with a vote 50-9, officials said.

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