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The Georgia State Senate Overwhelming Approves Booze Home Delivery Bill

On Tuesday, the state Senate overwhelmingly approved HB879, which would allow beer, wine, and liquor to be delivered to people’s homes

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It appears Georgians are one step closer to being able to order beer, wine, and spirits for home delivery.

On Tuesday, the Georgia state Senate overwhelmingly approved HB879, 42 to 9, which would allow beer, wine, and liquor to be delivered to people’s homes from restaurants, bars, convenience stores, and grocery stores, the AJC reports. A version of HB879 already passed the state House in March, but didn’t make it into the Senate for consideration. The legislative session was suspended for over two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

HB879 requires alcohol home deliveries to only be accepted by someone 21 years or older and with proper ID. The bill also leaves the decision to allow home delivery up to local municipalities.

The bill won final approval in the House on Thursday by a vote of 114 to 45 and was sent to the governor to sign. Read the updated story here.

In March, Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an order allowing the city’s restaurants to offer beer and wine to-go for “off-premises consumption.” The order, which was extended in mid-May for another 60 days, does not include options for open containers or liquor.

Update, June 26, 12:30 p.m. This story has been updated to reflect that the bill is now on the governor’s desk to sign and includes a link to an updated story regarding HB879 with new details.

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