Grocery Story Wine Bill Fails in Committee

The wine-in-grocery-stores bill failed to win approval by one vote today in a House committee, the Commercial Appeal reports. The bill’s House sponsor, Rep. John Lundberg, R-Bristol, said the measure isn’t dead and that he will try to press ahead, possibly with a separate bill. The vote occurred after Lundberg initially moved to delay the vote for a week, but Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, objected and called for an immediate vote. Earlier in the day, the Senate Finance Committee delayed the wine-grocery-stores bill for one week in order to give all sides time to negotiate a compromise.