Liquor reform bill goes into effect in PA

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, signed off on a liquor reform bill that will go into effect Saturday.

The bill will make it more convenient for consumers to buy alcohol and will potentially increase revenue to help balance the state’s budget, according to legislators.

“Pennsylvania has taken a huge step to finally provide consumers with more convenient ways to purchase wine and spirits…There will be more options for one-stop shopping to get what they need. Making smart changes at the state’s Fine Wine and Good Spirits Stores will also help to maintain thousands of existing jobs and increase revenue to begin closing our huge budget gap,” said Representative Paul Costa.

This bill will remove Sunday and state-mandated holiday closures, create competitive and flexible pricing, and create customer loyalty programs.

The liquor reform bill will now allow grocery stores that currently sell beer, restaurants, and hotels to sell a maximum of four bottles of wine for take-out.

Consumers will also be able to have wine delivered to their homes and 6 packs will now be available in gas stations.

 

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