Senate Liquor Bill Introduced

Centre Daily Times

A new plan to change the way alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania is under consideration in Harrisburg.

Majority leaders in the State Senate have presented their own plan for privatizing liquor sales in the State. The proposal called for expanding the number of retailers allowed to sell beer wine and hard liquor. But the Senate plan does not call for privatizing the system of State Stores immediately as proposed by the Corbett Administration and a House Bill under consideration.

Supporters of the Senate version of the legislation say at by maintaining state control of the liquor distribution network State revenue will be protected. But changes at the retail level can still benefit consumers according to supporters of the Senate Bill.

A Committee vote on the Senate Bill is expected later this week. Governor Corbett has called for a liquor privatization plan to be in place by the end of this month.