DENVER, CO– The House Committee of Public Services today passed a bill that will allow restaurants, breweries, clubs, hotels and more, to deliver and offer takeout of alcoholic beverages. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Dylan Roberts and Colin Larson. The bipartisan bill passed by a vote of 9-0.
“Restaurants have been hit hard by the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 but the ability to sell to-go and delivery alcohol has been one crucial tool that has helped many of our favorite restaurants whether this storm,” said Rep. Roberts, D-Avon. “This bill will give these owners the fortitude to keep running even though times are tough. Restaurants have used this creative solution well, and I’m glad we were able to support them in formalizing and extending their ability to generate this additional revenue.”
SB20-113 allows licensed alcohol dealers to deliver alcohol to customers or to provide takeout for customers who prefer to drink their beverage in a sanctioned space. Consumers must be at least 21 years old when they pick up alcohol from a licensed establishment. The order cannot have more than 750ML of spirits and no more than 72 fluid ounces of malt liquors, including hard cider. Deliveries must be made by a person who is 21 or older.
Several states have made the shift to allow customers to get alcohol delivered or ordering alcoholic beverages with takeout. Texas, New York, New Hampshire, California, California, Nebraska, Colorado, Vermont and Kentucky. SB20-113 will support small businesses while providing Coloradans with access to a service that has been limited by the COVID-19 pandemic.