Barickman statement on signing of HB 4897, craft beer bill

Law provides greater growth, marketability for state’s craft breweries

State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) released the following statement today in advance of the bill signing for House Bill 4897, a bill he cosponsored.

“This law is a step toward a stronger free market economy. It gives greater lift and encouragement to the entrepreneurs in our state,” said Sen. Barickman. “It makes it easier for Illinois’ craft brewers to market their products and do business in Illinois. Smaller and growing breweries will have a better chance at succeeding—knowing they can expand their operations and reach without as many limitations.”

Governor Bruce Rauner plans to sign HB 4897 into law on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Destihl Brewery in Normal. The law will take effect immediately.

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