If HB 100 survives the 2023 legislative session and becomes law, Utah residents who utilize grocery stores’ home delivery system will be able to include beer in their orders.
Rep. Joel Briscoe, D-Salt Lake City, told St. George News that the beer order and delivery amendments bill, officially designated HB 100 in the 2023 Utah Legislature, is fairly simple to sum up: “The goal of the bill is to allow people who order groceries from the store to have beer delivered.”
Briscoe, who is sponsoring the bill, said during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, he was contacted by a man in his 80s who did not want to leave his home to shop.
“He said, ‘I love getting online and ordering groceries and having someone bring it to my house,’” Brisco said. “’Why can’t I get my beer delivered? I’m asking my neighbor. I’m asking friends. I’m tired of leaning on my neighbors and friends. I’m 80. I’m frail. I can order my eggs and my bread and my orange juice, why can’t I get my Coors?’”
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