House OKs bill to allow B&Bs to give guests wine

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 17, 2014 3:25 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania bed-and-breakfast operators could give complimentary bottles of wine to their paying guests under a bill that passed the state House of Representatives.

Lawmakers approved the measure today without debate by a 200-to-1 vote.

The bill would amend the Pennsylvania liquor code to allow unlicensed B&Bs to provide one bottle of wine produced by a licensed, limited winery to guests when they check in without it being construed as the sale of alcohol.

Representative Scott Petri, a Bucks County Republican who is sponsoring the bill, says it's designed to help Pennsylvania B&Bs compete with their counterparts in other states that advertise wine and champagne giveaways.

The bill would require Senate approval before it is sent to the governor.

Published in Major Dick Winters, News

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