If you’ve ever gotten drunk in a South Dakota bar, the establishment that served you was breaking the law. A long-standing provision in South Dakota alcohol regulations makes it illegal for the owner of an alcohol license to “allow any person to become intoxicated on the licensed premise.”
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House approved a bill that would toughen penalties for habitual drunken driving on the same day it passed a bill allowing restaurants to begin serving alcohol earlier in the morning.
ARDMORE, Okla. -- Starting in February, liquor store customers will be paying four percent more for adult beverages.
The higher prices are the result of State Question 792, approved by voters in 2016.
But the hard-drinking lifestyle is taking a toll on the residents. "We have the highest percentage of binge drinkers in the state of Florida," said Alison Kerr, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Health in the Keys. Binge drinking is more than just a cocktail or two after work.
On Jan. 23, the Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board voted 3-1 to approve new regulations prohibiting distilleries from serving and mixing cocktails. These new rules would require distilleries to serve the alcohol separately from the non-alcoholic ingredients, such as orange juice or cream. It would be up to the customer to mix it.
MOORE, Okla. - A trip to the liquor store may soon be costing you more money. "This is just the latest increase in February. It's going another 4 percent. But, it's been slowly increasing every two months since last year when the vote went through,” said Bryan Kerr, owner of Moore Liquor.
An industry-backed bill allowing restaurants to serve alcohol in the early morning passed the Kansas House Monday and became one of the first few pieces of legislation the chamber has passed so far this year.
GALLUP — A northwestern New Mexico county has passed a resolution that will ban liquor sales before 10 a.m.
The Gallup Independent reported the McKinley County Board of Commissioners passed the early liquor sales restriction in a 2-1 vote Tuesday.
ANNAPOLIS — The Washington County delegation to the Maryland General Assembly agreed Wednesday to introduce legislation dealing with temporary liquor licenses.
The first would let the Washington County Board of License Commissioners issue a Class C "per diem," or one-day on-sale, license to a nonprofit organization during an event that is held away from its place of business and has an admission fee, ticket or donation.
TOPEKA — The commerce committee in the House mulled over a bill Tuesday targeting third-shift workers, night-owl Kansans and breakfast eaters drawn to consumption of alcoholic beverages in the early morning at bars and restaurants.