Bills would expand Pennsylvania liquor sales

Bills would expand Pennsylvania liquor sales Wine lovers and beer drinkers got theirs last year. Now, it could be just a matter of time before cheap jerseys the brandy and tequila crowds get their shot at easier alcohol purchases in Pennsylvania. The House Liquor Control Committee voted Monday along near party lines on two bills that would allow hard liquor to be sold in nearly 12,000 retail stores and supermarkets. The sale of spirits has been restricted to state owned liquor stores since the end of Prohibition in 1933. “This is an awful lot of booze and an awful lot of retail outlets to have in Pennsylvania,” Rep. Frank Burns, D Cambria, said before voting against the bills. asics gel lyte 3 uomo The bills, should they become law, could be another nail in the coffin for state owned liquor stores and good paying unionized jobs for 5,000 government employees. Dozens of workers wearing yellow union shirts packed the committee meeting to show opposition. The votes came less than a year after the Republican controlled Legislature passed and Democratic Gov. Atlanta Hawks Tom Wolf signed into law bills that let consumers buy wine and beer in more locations. Nike Air Max 2017 schoenen On Monday, the committee voted 14 12 on. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames blauw It would allow consumers to buy up to four unopened bottles of spirits to go at restaurants, hotels and grocery stores that have specially designed areas for food and other alcohol purchases. TENNIS CLASSIC ULTRA FLYKNIT Morning Call staff Hundreds of Fine Wine Good Spirits stores in Pennsylvania will now be open on select holidays, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced. Air Griffey Max The state stores were previously prohibited from being open on certain holidays, but that restriction was removed byAct 39 of 2016.(Morning Call staff) The bill would create up to 10,902 new spots where consumers could buy spirits, if every grocery store and eatery with a restaurant and hotel license to sell alcohol paid an additional $2,000 for a liquor to go permit. If all were to sign up, the state could generate $21.8 million. But that’s highly unlikely. Only 389 restaurants and hotels have paid the Liquor Control Board for a wine to go permit since spring 2016, records show. Based on existing wine permit numbers, the state theoretically could get $778,000 in one time liquor to go permit fees. Along the same voting lines, the committee also passed. It would establish a new licensing permit for private retailers to open stores that sell wine and liquor under one roof a two headed retail concept that is the domain of state owned liquor stores. The bill would allow a minimum of 1,005 stores, or 15 per county, to generate an estimated $300 million in new one time sign up fees. new balance 1500 outlet Canotta New Orleans Pelicans During the meeting, Rep. Air Foamposite One Mike Reese, R Westmoreland, prime sponsor of House Bill 438, said his proposal is a “building block” to a 2016 law that allowed wine to be sold in grocery stores with a restaurant permit rather than just in state owned stores. “It’s something, I think, most folks in the commonwealth are looking forward to,” Reese said. “It creates an opportunity for a one stop shop scenario.” But Rep. Canotte Los Angeles Lakers Scott Petri, R Bucks, the lone Republican to vote against Reese’s bill, said consumer prices could increase because private industry would not have to abide by the same pricing rules as LCB stores. He also said the proposed permitting fee is too low and should be closer to $80,000, he said. Jameis Winston – Florida State Seminoles “The initial fee of $2,000 is a giveaway of an asset the commonwealth owns,” said Petri, who said he also opposed Bill 991 for the same fee reason. The bill was rejected by all Democrats on the committee. Rep. Maria Donatucci, D Philadelphia, said she feared the bills would create too many “stop n go” businesses that cater to cheap booze.

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