Loosening restrictions in Wyoming
Last month that the Wyoming House of Representatives gave its initial approval to a bill that would increase the amount of wine that can be shipped to Wyoming households. Under consideration is House Bill 47, which, if passed by both houses of the Wyoming legislature, would double the amount of wine a direct shipper can ship to any one household each year from 18 liters to 36 liters.
The state allows out-of-state wineries, importers, wholesalers or retailers to ship wine under a direct shipper license. The bill’s sponsor is Rep. Hans Hunt, R-Newcastle, who brought the bill so wine of the month clubs, some of which will not ship to Wyoming because of the current allowable volume limit, will be more willing to do so.
We confirmed the good news, the bill was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor of Wyoming on February 25, 2015.
While the event in Wyoming is one small step, and as we've noted in previous posts, it loosens one more limitation to wine shipping DTC.