Beer and wine delivery bill yet to be passed by the senate

Delivery services may be able to bring alcoholic beverages to Georgians' doors in the near future. The Georgia Senate and Governor Brian Kemp just have to pass House Bill 879.

Sarah Smith

STATESBORO — House Bill 879, allowing beer and wine to be delivered from retailers and delivery services to residents, has the opportunity to passed after the state of emergency is lifted from Georgia.

The Georgia House of Representatives last met on March 12 and passed the bill. To become a law, the bill must be passed by the Georgia Senate and signed by Governor Brian Kemp. The state of emergency extension to May 13 sets back an opportunity for the senate to meet and pass the law.

This bill does not include liquor, which does not change much in Bulloch as it is considered a “dry county”. Local restaurants like Gnats Landing and Del Sur have been selling alcohol for carry out orders since March 23.

Many food delivery services like Uber Eats are still available during this time but because of the current law, these services cannot deliver alcohol to residents.

Sarah Smith, The George-Anne Managing News Editor, [email protected]