Direct shipment of wine to Alabama residents dies in Alabama Senate

A Senate committee approved legislation to create a new Alcoholic Beverage Control Board permit allowing the shipment of wine directly to Alabama consumers, but the bill never progressed past that point.

By only a two-vote margin, the Senate Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee approved SB243 by Sen. Bill Holtzclaw, R-Madison. The committee had approved similar legislation in 2017, but as happened this year, the bill never received consideration by the full Senate.

Unlike the 2017 version, Holzclaw’s 2018 bill excluded wine clubs from being able to ship into Alabama.

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