2001 - 2002 LEGISLATURE
February 7, 2001 - Introduced by Senators Breske, Moen, Huelsman, Darling,
Rosenzweig and Zien, cosponsored by Representatives Pettis, Gronemus, J.
Lehman, Albers, Duff, Grothman, Gunderson, Jeskewitz, Krawczyk,
McCormick, D. Meyer, Petrowski, Sykora, Townsend, Vrakas and Walker.
Referred to Committee on Insurance, Tourism, and Transportation.
1An Act to create
125.06 (13) of the statutes; relating to: allowing a "Class A"
2licensee to provide wine free of charge for consumption on the licensee's
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Under current law, with certain exceptions, no owner, lessee, or person in
charge of a public place may allow the consumption of alcohol beverages on the
premises unless that owner, lessee, or person in charge holds the appropriate license
or permit. A "Class A" license authorizes the license holder to sell wine or liquor at
retail for consumption only off the licensed premises. A "Class B" license authorizes
the license holder to sell alcohol beverages at retail for consumption on or off the
This bill allows a "Class A" license holder to provide two wine taste samples of
not more than three fluid ounces each, free of charge, for consumption on the licensed
premises between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The bill also allows municipalities
to override the effect of the statute and prohibit the provision of wine taste samples
by "Class A" licensees.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
SB39, s. 1
125.06 (13) of the statutes is created to read:
125.06 (13) Wine sampling on "Class A" premises.
(a) The provision of wine 2
taste samples of not more than 3 fluid ounces each, free of charge, by a "Class A" 3
licensee to customers and visitors for consumption on the premises. No "Class A" 4
licensee may provide more than 2 taste samples per day to any one person. This 5
subsection applies only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Notwithstanding 6
s. 125.07 (1) (a) 1., no "Class A" licensee may provide taste samples under this 7
subsection to any underage person. No "Class A" licensee may provide as taste 8
samples under this subsection wine that the "Class A" licensee did not purchase from 9
(b) Notwithstanding par. (a) and s. 125.10 (1), a municipality may prohibit the 11
provision of wine under this subsection.