New Liquor Privatization Bill Passes Pa. House Committee

Law360, Philadelphia (March 18, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state legislative committee gave initial approval Monday to a Republican-backed bill that would allow private retailers and distributors to get into the state-controlled wine and spirit business for the first time since prohibition, but not without objections from the General Assembly’s Democratic caucus.

In a party-line vote, the state House of Representatives’ Liquor Control Committee signed off on an amended version of Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposal to privatize the state’s wine and spirit shops, agreeing to couple closure of state-owned stores to expanded availability...
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