By emergency directive, liquor stores have been allowed to home deliver during the pandemic. It has been a wonderful thing from where I sit in quarantine.

Sen. Jane English introduced legislation (SB 32) this week to allow it permanently.

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Her bill would allow retail liquor dealers to deliver to a private residence during legal operating hours if the consumer is 21 and lives in a wet county or political subdivision. Stores could not deliver outside the counties in which they operate and must be delivered by an employee of the liquor store, not a third-party delivery system.

I suspect this will be controversial in at least some quarters.

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Now let’s look at legalizing interstate shipments (which are happening despite prohibitions).

 

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