PA-Gov: Wolf Signs Liquor Reform Bill

Liquor Reform SigningGovernor Wolf finally signed a liquor reform bill yesterday.

“This is truly a historic day for Pennsylvania and the most significant step the commonwealth has taken to reform our liquor system in 80 years,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I want to commend leaders and members from both parties in the House and Senate for coming together to pass this legislation, and today, I am proud to design it into law. As I have always said, my goal is to modernize the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania and this reform package finally brings Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits system into the 21st century.”

“[This bill] came about because members of both parties cooperated with each other,” he added at the signing ceremony.

“As the author of the final version of this bill, I am extremely grateful that all sides were able to set aside partisanship and unite around a plan that truly puts the consumers first,” GOP State Senator Chuck McIlhinney stated. “I would also like to thank the Governor for reaching a compromise that puts the citizens of Pennsylvania ahead of politics.  The reforms included in this bill are measures that consumers have requested for years, and I appreciate the fact that we were able to reach a compromise that responds to the most pressing concerns we hear from community residents.”

This new law includes the following changes to the state’s liquor laws:

Removes Sunday restrictions and state-mandated holidays
Enhances customer loyalty programs and opens up coupons at state stores
Provides options for flexible pricing to allow state stores to offer special discounts and sales
Allows restaurants and hotels to sell up to four bottles of wine for take-out
Allows grocery stores that currently sell beer to sell up to four bottles of wine
Allows for direct shipments of wine to people’s homes
And makes permanent gas stations’ ability to sell 6 packs

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  1. Now it’s time for GOP to give something to Dems since they got this. Hahahaha yeah right. Can’t wait to see what crazy bullcrap they will demand next

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