Alcohol delivery bill put on hold, task force created

Alcohol delivery bill put on hold, task force created
Lawmakers created the Task Force to study the effect alcohol delivery services would have on citizens

LOUISIANA (KSLA) - A Louisiana bill that would bring alcohol right to people's front door was deferred in the House on Thursday, May 3, after originally getting passed by the Senate.

Senate Bill 489 would allow alcohol retailers to deliver beer, wine or liquor through third parties or mobile apps, as long as they get the correct permits.

The Bill passed the Senate with a vote of 23 to 11.

It was then sent to the Committee on Judiciary but was later involuntarily deferred.

Separately, a Louisiana Alcohol Delivery Task Force was created by a House committee by a vote of 80 to 0.

Some lawmakers voiced concerns with the bill that allowing alcohol to be delivered would be difficult to police, while others believe it could cut back on drunk driving.

There is no timetable on when the bill might be brought back up.

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