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Wisconsin Senate Approves Bill To Allow Booze-To-Go

Patch logo Patch 3/24/2021 Karen Pilarski
a person holding a glass of orange juice: The Wisconsin Senate passed Senate Bill 32 on Tuesday that would allow taverns, restaurants, and supper clubs to sell cocktails to go. © Shutterstock The Wisconsin Senate passed Senate Bill 32 on Tuesday that would allow taverns, restaurants, and supper clubs to sell cocktails to go.

MADISON, WI— Wisconsinites will have the option of taking their drinks to go. The Wisconsin Senate passed Senate Bill 32 on Tuesday that would allow taverns, restaurants, and supper clubs to sell cocktails to go in tamper-evident sealed containers, according to online legislation information.

The Senate approved the bill on a 28-2 vote and now goes to Gov. Tony Evers.

The Senate also passed Senate Bill 56 on Tuesday. The bill allows most alcohol beverage retailers to make online or telephone sales of alcoholic beverages to be picked up by the customer at parking spaces that are part of the retail licensed premises. The bill also prohibits municipalities from imposing by ordinance additional restrictions on these sales.

"For an industry which has seen a 40% decrease in revenues over the last year, the passage of AB 32 represents some much-needed good news. More must be done to help the struggling hospitality industry but passage of AB 32 is a good start," According to the Wisconsin Tavern League of Wisconsin Facebook page.

Writing and reporting from the Associated Press used.

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