LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Senate panel on Tuesday advanced legislation allowing home delivery of alcohol by liquor stores, a measure that would make permanent something that’s been temporarily allowed during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate City, County and Local Affairs Committee approved the bill, which would allow deliveries by retail liquor permit holders. The deliveries would not be allowed outside the county where the permit holder is located.
Arkansas allowed home delivery of alcohol by liquor stores in March when it imposed restrictions on bars and restaurants because of the coronavirus. Under the measure now heading to the full Senate, the deliveries could only be made by the permit-holder and not a third-party delivery system.