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VOL. 129 | NO. 43 | Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Senate to Take Up House Version of Wine Bill

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NASHVILLE (AP) – A measure to allow wine to be sold outside of Tennessee liquor stores may soon be heading to the governor for his consideration.

The Senate, which passed its version of the bill 23-8 in January, was scheduled Monday evening to take up the House version that overwhelmingly passed 71-15 last month.

Lawmakers will try to work out slight differences in the bills, such as licensing fees.

Both measures would grant authority to cities and counties that currently have package stores or liquor-by-the-drink sales to hold referendums on whether to allow wine to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores.

The proposals also allow for local votes to take place as early as this fall, but would not allow supermarket wine sales until at least July 2016.

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