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Posts from the Kansas Category

Kansas’ Limited Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Law

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Governor Kathleen Sebelius on May 23, 2006 signed a direct to consumer (DTC) shipping bill in Kansas that gives us only half of what we were seeking. This was an extremely hard-fought battle in a state that had previously banned all DTC shipments. Unfortunately, the success Chuck McGrigg and our local lobbyists had in passing [...]

August 2nd, 2006

Costco-Granholm battle lines forming in Ohio

By R. Corbin Houchins, Beverage Industry Counsel

Ohio wineries selling to state residents operate under a mandatory 33.3% markup system, whether distributing directly or through a wholesaler. Under past law, wineries outside the state could not sell to Ohio consumers at all. To comply with Granholm, the state accepted a consent decree permitting consumers to purchase directly from out-of-state wineries, beginning in [...]

July 9th, 2006

Kansas to allow direct shipment of on-site orders

By Jeff Carroll - VP of Compliance, ShipCompliant

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed Senate Bill No. 297 last week, making it legal for in-state and out-of-state wineries to ship wine directly to Kansas consumers provided that “the consumer must purchase the wine while physically present on the premises of the wine manufacturer”. The new laws go into effect on July 1st. The legislation [...]

May 25th, 2006

The broader effects of Costco

By R. Corbin Houchins, Beverage Industry Counsel

I. Discrimination against Direct Distribution from Outside the State There seems little doubt that Costco�s reading of Granholm will survive appeal. Nothing appeared in the Costco record to distinguish direct shipment of beer and wine to retailers from direct shipment of wine to consumers. Most states with wine industries allow local wineries some form of [...]

May 1st, 2006

Summary of changing states

By Annie Bones, State Relations - Wine Institute

Wow, there have been a lot of changes to direct shipping laws this year and we are not even at the six month mark! Many reciprocal and prohibited states are becoming permit states. This is good news for wineries and consumers, but it is hard to keep track of all the changes. There are several [...]

April 24th, 2006