The Thirsty Beagle: Will Thursday be the day for SJR 68, SBs 383, 424?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Will Thursday be the day for SJR 68, SBs 383, 424?

Well folks, Thursday could be the day.

I've spoken to several sources today and the consensus is that Senate Joint Resolution 68 and Senate Bill 424 will be taken up by the House on Thursday.

In addition, there is word that Senate Bill 383 will be taken up by the Senate on Thursday morning, and then taken up by the House sometime later in the day.

All three measures are listed in calendars/agendas posted for Thursday -- SJR 68 and SB 424 in the House and SB 383 in the Senate.

So, by end of day tomorrow, SBs 383 and 424 could be headed to the governor's desk, and SJR 68 could be headed to the November election ballot.

While we're here, it's also worth noting that a new version of SB 383 was posted on Thursday, with some significant changes from the first version that I looked at. They are as follows:

-Section 21A: Language allowing liquor stores to serve samples of liquor has been removed.
-Section 33: Language allowing those 18 and older to sell any type of alcohol has been amended to state that no person younger than 21 may sell spirits.
-Section 143: Language allowing liquor stores to remain open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week has been amended to state that liquor stores can be open from 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday. Also, language permitting people younger than 21 in liquor stores as long as they were accompanied by someone 21 or older has been struck. Now, only those 21 or older would be permitted.

I'm not saying those are the only changes in the bill -- those are just the changes to the sections I had highlighted in an earlier blog post. You can find the updated text of the bill right here.

Stay tuned tomorrow; it could be a wild and woolly day.

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