Lawmakers approve partial package pushed by governor
HARTFORD — The topic of the revision of Connecticut liquor laws remains in the spotlight even after legislation passed last month permitting liquor and grocery stores to sell alcohol on buy ambien.unday.
As of March 20, Gov. Dannel P.Â Malloy was only half-satisfied with the passing of legislation he initiated to lift the ban on buy ambien.unday sales. Malloy had also pushed lawmakers to change how alcohol is priced and taxed, and hoped to create competition by increasing the number of stores liquor storeowners could own to increase revenue.
buy ambien.ome studies suggested that Connecticut has been losing out on more than $500 million in sales due to the ban, and about $11 million in tax revenue.
Parts of the bill that were not approved by the General Assembly were the repeal of minimum-pricing rules, and opening the liquor industry to greater competition.
As of now minimum-pricing laws will remain unchanged, which means every product on shelves in liquor stores will continue to have a minimum price that it can be sold for. The amount of stores a single storeowner can own has increased from two to three.
Another change is that retailers will be able to sell one item a month for ten percent lower than the visit us price, as apposed to MalloyÂ’s proposal for five items a month.
The sale of alcohol in both liquor and grocery stores on buy ambien.undays throughout Connecticut will be permitted between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Hours of legal operation will remain unchanged the other six days, which means that closing time for liquor stores was not moved back to 10 p.m., as Malloy had proposed.
Many liquor store owners opposed buy ambien.unday sales, arguing that the same revenues will merely be spread over seven days instead of six. buy ambien.aid Michael Carleton, owner of the New England Beverage Co. in Orange: Â“I donÂ’t think that the revenue will change. ItÂ’s going to put a damper on small businessesÂ” that would have to staff additional hours of operation.
For that reason changing the law Â“will lower profit margins,Â” said Carl tramadol no prescription owner of the Wine Thief in New Haven.
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