Sonney Endorses Liquor Reform Legislation
Bill to expand beer and wine sales heads to governor’s desk

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Curt Sonney (R-Harborcreek) today joined colleagues on both sides of the aisle in passing legislation that would expand beer and wine sales in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1690, which passed by a vote of 157-31, now heads to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf.

Sonney released the following statement after passage of the legislation:

“Pennsylvanians are now a signature away from being able to buy wine at their local grocery store and beer at their nearby convenience store. This legislation is not the full liquor privatization many of us have been pursuing, but it is a bill that answers consumers’ consistent call for convenience.

“House Bill 1690 would also allow tourists who visit out-of-state wineries to have that product shipped back home, provided the state they are visiting has similar laws in place. Direct shipment also benefits Erie County wineries, as anyone visiting them from another state will be able to have wine shipped to their homes.

“As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, I’m also pleased with the estimated $150 million in non-tax revenue this legislation will produce. The money will go a long way toward increasing education funding in Pennsylvania.”

Representative Curt Sonney
4th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little
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