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