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VOL. 123 | NO. 45 | Wednesday, March 05, 2008

State Senate to Vote on Making Universal Carding for Beer Permanent

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NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate has passed a permanent extension to the state's first-in-the-country requirement to card anyone buying beer - no matter how old they are.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Joe Haynes, a Goodlettsville Democrat, was unanimously approved without debate on Monday.

The law that requires a picture ID for anyone buying beer at a supermarket or convenience store has a July 1 expiration date. The requirement does not apply to liquor and wine sales or to bars and restaurants.

The companion bill is scheduled for a hearing in a subcommittee of the House State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday.

Read SB2939 on the General Assembly's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us

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