90% of wine sold in AR could be banned

90% of wine sold in AR could be banned

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Wine could be harder to come by in Arkansas if a bill passes.

Lawmakers advanced a bill on Friday with a 57-19 vote that aims to ban wine imported from California.

A lobbyist told the Associated Press that represents 90% of all wine sold in the Natural State.

The bill would outlaw wine imports from any state that imposes a substantial burden to the Arkansas industry.

It's meant as payback for a California law restricting Arkansas egg imports.

The bill now heads to the state senate.

However, even if the bill does pass it is up to the Secretary of Arkansas Agriculture to decide what is considered a substantial burden to ban.

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