Feb. 26, 2015

HARRISBURG – Members of the York-Adams County House Republican Delegation today voted in favor of House Bill 466, which would end the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s role in the sale and marketing of wine and liquor so it would instead focus on enforcing state liquor laws. Members of the delegation, including Reps. Seth Grove (R-Dover), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion), Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) and Dan Moul (R-Adams), released the following statement:

“Today’s vote begins to move our Commonwealth out of a disjointed system of selling wine and spirits that runs against our free market system. The current system is confusing for consumers, especially those who are visiting from other states. This legislation moves our state stores into the private sector, and allows the most popular adult beverages to be sold in certain grocery and convenience stores. It gives current beverage distributors more beer packaging options and allows them to sell wine and/or spirits.

“Most of us probably know someone in our region who regularly makes the trip south for adult beverages, maybe even throwing in a stop for something to eat at their favorite Maryland restaurant. It’s time to bring that practice to an end and keep those consumer dollars north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

“After years of debate, this vote moves Pennsylvania closer to eliminating a system which was created just after Prohibition, more than 80 years ago. We look forward to Senate consideration of this important legislation.”

More information about the bill is available at www.PAHouseGOP.com.

York/Adams County House Republican Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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