Bipartisan bill seeks to extend to-go booze services
Jarrett Dieterle, director of commercial freedom for the R Street Institute and editor of the regulatory blog DrinksReform.org, said SB 20-213 is “still more restrictive than necessary” because of its sunset requirement and purchasing limits.
“Like many other states right now, Colorado is smart to focus on updating antiquated alcohol laws, many of which trace their lineage all the way back to Prohibition,” he said. “While extending the ability of restaurants to serve booze in to-go and delivery formats is a good idea, the proposed legislation is still more restrictive than necessary. The new privileges would sunset by 2022, whereas numerous other states are considering making their COVID-related alcohol reforms permanent.”
“The bill unnecessarily limits the amount of alcohol per order, and only allows employees of licensees to conduct deliveries instead of also allowing third-party companies to help with deliveries,” Dieterle added.