There’s a new website in town with the intent of “liberalizing” Tennessee. But this is one form of liberalization that I can get behind:
The purpose of this site is to promote efforts in the Tennessee Legislature to liberalize Tennessee liquor laws . . .
I’ll update the website periodically with the status on the current liquor laws, as well as new legislation I feel pertinent. If you are a legislator, blogger, or group which supports the liberalization of TN liquor laws, drop me an email at email@example.com and I’ll add you to the links.
Currently the site is tracking a few pieces of legislation, including:
SB2072 / HB1899 Introduced by Sen. Shea Flinn in the Senate and Rep. Beverly Marrero in the House; these bills create a special license which would allow grocery stores in Tennessee to sell wine.
SB0634 / HB1750 Introduced by Sen. Shea Flinn in the Senate and Rep. Ulysees Jones in the House; these bills allow Liquor stores to open on Sundays, as well as New Years Day, Labor Day, and the Fourth of July.
The author mentions some other legislation as well, but two alcohol bills I want to see added to the legislative agenda are:
1. Eliminating the drinking age for any active, reserve, or national guard member.
2. Reforming franchise laws.
The blogmeister there is Sean Braisted. Stand by for news soon of another collaborative effort between Sean and me.