Governor Signs Alcohol Delivery Bill

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Gov. Kay Ivey has signed a bill making it legal for Alabamians to have beer, wine and spirits delivered to their homes starting this fall.

The Legislature gave final passage last week to Senate Bill 126 from Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, and Ivey signed it Monday, according to the Associated Press.

Effective Oct. 1, the new law allows customers to have alcoholic products home delivered from grocery or liquor stores and restaurants. It also sets up a delivery license process, fees and rules for alcohol delivery.

Birmingham-based grocery delivery company Shipt supported the legislation, saying it meets an existing demand.

The new law limits the amount of beer that can be delivered per customer per day to the equivalent of 120 12-ounce beers, 12 750-mL bottles of wine or 9,000 mL of liquor. Restaurants will be allowed to sell 375 mL for patrons.

A person 21 and older has to be present to receive the delivery and orders cannot be made in dry counties or municipalities.

Those seeking an alcohol delivery license would have to pay a $100 application fee and a license fee of $250.