Source: Wine & Spirits Daily
Cocktails to-go has been making significant in-roads on the legislative front in the past few weeks. Since we last checked in [see WSD 05-07-2021], Kansas and Arizona have both passed cocktails to-go permanently, joining IA, OH, KY, WI, MT, AK, WV, GA, TX, FL and D.C. on the growing list of states and territories that have made the COVID-era provision permanent.
Nebraska and Missouri may be the next in line to make cocktails to-go permanent, as both states are awaiting final signatures from their Governors.
A handful of other states have at least decided to extend cocktails to-go, keeping the provision for another year or two. Each state has small differences in how the policy will be carried out, but generally the timeline looks like this:
. Delaware is awaiting a signature from Governor John Carney that would approve cocktails to-go through March 2022
. Virginia passed cocktails to-go until July 1, 2022
. Maine is keeping the measure through September 2022
. Maryland is extending through June 30, 2023
. Washington extended until July 1, 2023
There's a few more states with alcohol-to-go bills working their way through the legislature, including Pennsylvania, California, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Oregon, per Today.