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Grocery store wine sales may come up again soon

Staff Report • Nov 23, 2009 at 12:00 AM

ASHVILLE -- A key legislative proponent of allowing Tennessee grocery stores to sell wine says he may push the bill again in 2010 rather than waiting until 2011 if he sees sufficient public demand for change.

"It just depends," Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, said. "I won't say that it won't happen. It depends. Right now I'm looking at 2011."

But Sen. Ketron, who sponsored this year's version of the bill permitting grocery stores to sell wine, said he may push the bill again "based on the input that we get and how far down the road we kick this can in terms of trying to unravel all the restrictions and everything."

Read the full report at the Chattanooga Times Free Press' Web site.

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