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Alcohol To-Go Bill Passes! June 23,2020

We're thrilled to share that Senate Bill 213, which will continue to allow on-premise liquor licenses to sell alcohol for off-premise consumption via takeout and delivery through July 1, 2021, just passed out of the State Legislature. Read the full bill here.

The final draft of the bill specifies:

  • The licensee may sell an alcohol beverage in a sealed container and deliver the alcohol to customers OR the licensee may allow a customer to purchase and remove the sealed alcohol beverage via takeout.
  • A "sealed container" is either the original sealed container or a container that complies with the rules of the Liquor Enforcement Division. The Liquor Enforcement Division will specify which containers are allowable.
  • All deliveries must be made by a person who is twenty-one years of age or older and an employee of the licensee.
  • When the state of emergency is over, on-premises retailers would be limited in their total sales of take-out and delivery alcohol annually to 50% of their total food and beverage sales and individual orders would also be limited to specific amounts.

After passing out of the Colorado Senate 34-1 and the Colorado House of Representatives 65-0, this bill now goes to the Governor for his signature or veto. We expect it to pass into law.


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