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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 25, 2021 03:39 PM
From: Representative Matthew D. Dowling
To: All House members
Subject: Licensee to Sell Liquor to Another Licensee
Act 21 of 2020, which passed overwhelmingly in the legislature allows a licensee to sell liquor to another licensee during the COVID crisis. This allows a licensee that is either closed for a long period of time or closes permanently to sell their liquor to another licensee. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow a licensee to sell unused wine and malt and brewed beverages to another licensee as well. Under current law, a licensee that closes permanently can only sell unused product to the entity that purchases their liquor license—something that is not likely to happen in an industry that is completely decimated. A licensee that is forced to close their business permanently should have the opportunity to sell the remaining product to recoup as much lost revenue as possible. I am introducing legislation that will allow a licensee that closes to sell their unused wine, liquor and malt and brewed beverages to another licensee and notify the PLCB that they are doing so.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB425