While it’s been law for a couple of months now, a ceremonial signing of the “Stone Bill” will be held at one of Columbia’s breweries this week.
One of the goals of the soon-to-become-law Stone Bill – aside from allowing current in-state breweries to expand – was to make South Carolina more attractive to larger national breweries, the bill’s namesake included. And now comes news that the Palmetto State is back on the radar of another big-name brewery, should they decide to open a satellite location.
Next week could be the end of the so-called Stone Bill’s saga after a group of state senators and representatives met Wednesday to iron out the details of the legislation.
The South Carolina Senate pumped the brakes on the so-called Stone Bill Thursday, tapping a group of senators and representatives to discuss and work out the differences in the legislation.
But the move is more procedural than perilous for the bill, which could pass the Legislature as soon as next week.
Legislation aimed at attracting larger breweries to the state by paving the way for expanded rights for South Carolina brewpubs passed the South Carolina House of Representatives today by an overwhelming margin after being added as an amendment to another alcohol-related bill.