04/11/19 -- HCS HB 1127 -- Provides a definition for Missouri bourbon whiskey

Bill Number: 
HCS HB 1127
Bill Purpose: 
Provides a definition for Missouri bourbon whiskey
Date of Vote: 
04/11/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS HB 1127, introduced by Representative Jeff Porter (Republican - District 42) provides a definition for Missouri bourbon whiskey.  While I don't think this is particularly necessary to do, I can see the validity of the argument that having an "official" definition would allow businesses to market themselves as being compliant with this standard.  That would allow for a bit of a local trademark that local businesses might use to help promote the area and industry.  This seems fairly harmless to me -- the bill contains no mandates or similar coercive requirements, and simply serves to provide a definition so that those who wish to use the term can do so uniformly.