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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 23, 2014

The House Local Government Committee will vote Tuesday on HB610, which would allow wine to be sold in grocery stores. The measure failed to win approval in the committee by one vote last year, however, the bill’s sponsor Rep. Jon Lundberg, R-Bristol, says opposing sides are close to striking a deal that should lead to passage. He expects a compromise amendment to be put before the committee before a vote is taken. Lundberg declined to outline the tentative compromise, but indicated it would not exclude “big box” retailers such as Walmart and Costco from selling wine, Knoxnews reports.