Sponsor Thinks Grocery Store Wine Bill Will Pass In 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The senate sponsor a bill to sell wine in grocery stores thinks 2014 is the year it will finally get passed.
Last year, the bill failed in a House committee.
The measure would allow counties that allow restaurants or stores to sell liquor to have the option to hold another referendum for voters to decide if wine should be sold in grocery stores.
Senator Bill Ketron is optimistic it has the support it needs to move forward.
"The majority of people in the state poll after poll shows that 65-75 want this from a convenience standpoint, so I think it's time," Senator Ketron said.
Ketron said he expects this issue will come up early in the legislative session in the Senate, which begins next week.