York County House Republicans Support Passage of Beer, Wine Sales Reform Legislation
6/7/2016
Legislation provides greater convenience to consumers

HARRISBURG – Today, the members of the York County House Republican delegation supported the passage of House Bill 1690, which will allow for expanded convenience in the sale of wine at grocery stores and beer sales at convenience stores. The legislation passed on a bipartisan vote of 157-31.

State Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), and Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) issued the following statement after the passage of House Bill 1690:

“Today, we are proud to join our colleagues on both sides of the aisle in supporting House Bill 1690, which is the first step towards complete liquor privatization in the Commonwealth. This legislation will expand consumer convenience by allowing for wine sales at grocery stores and six-pack beer sales at convenience stores. It will also allow direct shipment of out-of-state wine to the doorstep of Pennsylvanians’ and permit wineries in the Commonwealth to do likewise in states that have similar laws in place.

“House Bill 1690 will also provide $150 million in non-tax revenue for the budget, which is an important consideration during this difficult budget year and our efforts to oppose broad-based tax increases. While we continue to support full liquor privatization for the Commonwealth, this legislation will require the Liquor Control Board to consider free market reforms for savings and efficiency. We thank House Speaker Rep. Mike Turzai for his continued leadership on this issue.”

York County House Republican Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Eric Reath
717.260.6187
ereath@pahousegop.com
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