Home Brewing Closer to Being Legal in Alabama

Tools

By Alabama News Network

Alabama is moving closer to ending its distinction of being the only state prohibiting home brewing of beer and wine.

 

The Senate Job Creation and Economic Development Committee voted 3-2 Wednesday for a bill to legalize home brewing. The bill passed the House earlier and now goes to the Senate for a final vote.

 

The committee chairman, Republican Paul Sanford of Huntsville, says the bill has "a fairly good chance" of becoming law.

 

The executive director of the faith-based Alabama Citizen Action Program is trying to make sure that doesn't happen. Joe Godfrey says the bill follows new laws in recent years that allowed larger and stronger beers, as well as Sunday alcohol sales in some cities. He predicts the laws will lead to more alcohol abuse.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

CBS 8 News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.



What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video