Missouri legislature sends bill making cocktails to-go permanent to governor for signature

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Missouri legislature sends bill making cocktails to-go permanent to governor for signature

When COVID hit one of the more creative ways that bars and restaurants found to stay open was to offer cocktails to-go. All told, 35 states including Missouri made it happen in the name of COVID economic relief. But that relief was temporary, until now.

Last week the Missouri Legislature passed SB 126 on Friday, a bill making cocktails to-go from restaurants, bars and distilleries permanent. The bill heads to Governor Mike Parson for his signature.

“Governor Parson has supported Missouri’s restaurants, bars and distilleries by allowing cocktails to-go via executive order during the pandemic,” said Kristi Brown, Distilled Spirits Council Senior Director of State Government Relations. “Cocktails to-go provided a much-needed lifeline for struggling hospitality businesses and prevented the permanent closure of many. Now that this measure is permanent, Missouri businesses will have increased stability as they begin the long path to recovery. We applaud the legislature and Governor Parson for supporting local businesses and for providing increased convenience to consumers.”

SB 126 requires cocktails to-go-to be in a sealed, tamperproof container and accompanied by a food purchase.


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