A bill to allow Oklahoma breweries to give free beer samples, up to twelve ounces, to visitors age twenty-one and older clears the state House.
Republican Representative Glen Mulready of Tulsa defended questions about consumption of twelve ounces of beer leading to intoxication.
"Maybe a sixty-five pound girl, who would have to be over twenty-one, to consume twelve ounces in a very quick period of time, about ten seconds, that may approach point oh-six. But basically it's physically impossible, on twelve ounces of beer," Mulready told House members.
Republican Representative Todd Russ of Cordell argued it could be bad for brewery visitors who might be prone to alcoholism.
"It's not good for us. Again, I ask you to leave it alone. I'm not telling you to not go drink," Russ said on the House floor.
Mulready argued Oklahoma wineries are already allowed to serve samples, and he said the ABLE Commission's on board with his proposal for breweries to do the same.
The bill easily passed the House and moves on for Senate consideration.
(Rep. Glen Mulready, (R) - Tulsa.)