One of the core functions of Family Winemakers, like any trade association, is encouraging legislative and regulatory action by its members. This enables the organization to broaden its reach through advocacy at the grassroots level.
When the Legislature reconvenes on January 2, 2017 one of the most pressing issues it faced is related to California's drought. Family Winemakers will continue to monitor all legislation related to water. In addition, taxation of alcoholic beverages to raise money for social safety net programs remains a concern. As a member of Family Winemakers you can contact your legislator or the Governor to express your views based on information provided by FWC.
At the moment there are no member action calls. The Legislature will return on January 2, 2017 to start the legislative cycle again. FWC will keep you posted about opportunities to express your opinion as a winery operating in California. We expect there will be close to 2,000 bills introduced by the end of February.
The last few months of the year are filled with rulemaking by regulatory bodies. Check back on this page to see if there are issues requiring action.