ABC store phase out and wine shipment bills die in Senate

Two bills that would have made major changes to how alcohol is sold in Alabama both died in the Alabama Senate during the 2017 regular session.

While ending retail alcohol sales at the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board state stores received committee approval early in the  session, the full Senate never considered it.

Legislation that would allowed shipment of wine directly to Alabama consumers narrowly made it out of committee, but also never received consideration by the full Senate.

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