Friday, September 9, 2011

WI Assembly Committee Considers Expanding Liquor Sales

Wisconsin has a drinking problem. One can hardly look at a newspaper without reading of arrests for OWI or innocent people being killed by drunkards. Marriages are being torn apart and families are being shattered by alcohol. Divorce, separation, spousal abuse and child abuse all are impacted by alcohol consumption. While all these things are true, the Wisconsin State Assembly is considering the passage of AB-63 which allows for the expansion of hours that retailers are able to sell beer and liquor. Present law allows such retail sales beginning at 8am, and this new proposal moves it up by 2 hours to 6am? Is it really necessary to increase the hours for beer and alcohol to be sold by 6am?

AB-63 will be voted on Tuesday, September 13th at 10:30am in Room 328 Northwest of the State Capitol by the committee on Homeland Security and State Affairs. If they pass it, it will move on to the full State Assembly. You may contact the members of this Committee with your views as follows:
Rep. Van Roy (Chair) 1-888-534-0090
Rep. Kuglitsch (Vice-Chair) 1-888-534-0084
Rep. Ballweg 1-888-534-0041
Rep. August 1-888-529-0032
Rep. Kooyenga 1-888-534-0014
Rep. Danou 1-888-534-0091
Rep. Zamarripa 1-888-534-0008
Rep. Bewley 1-888-534-0074

You may also share your views with your own Representative (and Senator) using the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472.