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SB 81 - Liquor Code Amendments - Key Vote

Pennsylvania Key Votes

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Liquor Code Amendments

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (163-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Liquor Tastings and Liquor Code Updates

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that regulates the sale of alcoholic beverages in Pennsylvania.

Highlights:
-Permits certain nonprofit organizations focused on the education and promotion of American history to be eligible for a special occasion permit (Sec. 1). -Grants the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board permission to create and implement a customer relations marketing program to offer incentives, such as coupons or discounts on certain products, to board customers (Sec. 2). -Allows for the hosting and promotion of wine and spirits tasting events in the State (Sec. 3). -Mandates that no store shall be located within 300 feet of any elementary or secondary school, or within a dry municipality (Sec. 3.1). -Prohibits liquor stores from having an interior connection or passageway with an establishment that allows customers to bring their own alcohol for consumption on the premises (Sec. 3.1). -Establishes "Pennsylvania Liquor Stores," with select stores to operate on Sundays (Sec. 4). -Exempts satellite wine kiosks from the 25% limitation on the number of stores permitted to open on Sundays (Sec. 4). -Permits transfers of alcohol licenses, with approval of an application for such transfer (Sec. 8).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (36-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Liquor Tastings and Liquor Code Updates

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows for hard liquor samplings and expands liquor licensing in the state.

Highlights:
-Allows for a special occasion permit for certain non-profit organizations whose purpose is education and promotion of American history (Sec. 1). -Allows for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to establish a customer relations program that includes incentives, coupons, and discounts (Sec. 2). -Allows for marketing of liquor by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in the same way as wine is already marketed (Sec. 2). -Excludes satellite wine kiosks, defined as "a wine kiosk operated by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, together with the space in which it is located" from the 25 percent limitation on the number of stores permitted to operate on Sundays (Sec. 4). -Allows members of a public authority to have an interest in a distributor license (Sec. 5).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Liquor Tastings and Liquor Code Updates

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