Arkansas Senate approves home delivery of alcohol

Arkansas Senate approves home delivery of alcohol
The Arkansas State Senate voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow home delivery of alcohol by liquor stores. (Source: Hawaii News Now/file)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Senate voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would allow home delivery of alcohol by liquor stores.

The 19-9 vote came after an Arkansas Senate panel on Tuesday advanced legislation on the issue.

The measure endorsed by the Senate City, County and Local Affairs Committee would make permanent a move that the state has taken during the coronavirus pandemic.

The deliveries would not be allowed outside the county where the retail liquor permit holder is located.

Arkansas temporarily allowed the home deliveries beginning in March.

Under the legislation, the deliveries could not be made through a third-party system.

The bill, SB32, now heads to the House.

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Region 8 News contributed to this report.