Senate passes alcohol delivery bill

Illinois Capitol News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA)– If you enjoy ordering your bread online, you soon could be able to enjoy your wine and beer with it, too.

A bill that would allow alcohol ordered via an app or website to show up at your door with the rest of your groceries sailed through the Senate. 
    The proposal would ensure that grocers would be able to deliver the alcohol orders to every part of the state. Senators said the bill is all about making sure your items arrive together.

“I don’t know if local liquor stores are in the business of delivering today. This really is geared towards grocery stores that have online portals where you can get online and on your phone to place an order for bread and eggs and a bottle of wine,” said Senator Don Harmon of Oak Park.

The bill would require delivers to verify people accepting the orders are at least 21. The measure also creates a third-party facilitor license, with a $1,100 licensing fee. If the House passes the bill, it would become law immediately.

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