McDugle Praises the Impact of Senate Bill 315 for Oklahoma Distilleries
Mike Seals - August 5, 2021 1:02 am
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Kevin McDugle, R-Broken Arrow, today praised the impact that Senate Bill 315 has had for Oklahoma distilleries since its passage.
SB 315, authored by McDugle in the House, modernizes some of Oklahoma’s liquor laws. The bill authorizes distilleries to sell their own products for either on- or off-premises consumption. The measure also authorizes distiller licensees to sell spirits at public events such as trade shows or festivals. Products offered for sale must have been sold and shipped to an Oklahoma licensed wine and spirits wholesaler before being made available for purchase by the distiller licensee. Spirits sold pursuant to these provisions are capped at 15,000 gallons in combination per calendar year.
“We have finally allowed distilleries in Oklahoma to sell their own product,” said McDugle. “I was proud to be the House author of this pro-business bill which impacted Hochatown Distillery in Hochatown, OK by $2,000-$4,000 a day in business in their first month of sales. We will continue to see the positive economic impact of this legislation across our state for years to come.”
The bill, signed by Governor Kevin Stitt earlier this year, had an emergency clause attached and went into effect on April 23, 2021.