Wiregrass residents react to alcohol home delivery bill

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — After years of debating, Alabama lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow alcohol to be delivered to residents’ home.

One resident told WDHN the new bill is music to her ears.

“I think that would be amazing that would save me a trip,” said resident Keya Reed.

The bill requires residents to be 21 years or older and would allow home delivery from liquor stores and restaurants.

At liquor store Last Call Spirits, clerk Jill Mathis looks forward to serving their customers in a new way.

“We love our customers, our customers love us and, hey, if we can go to their house and take it to them, I’m all for it,” said Mathis.

While some people look forward to the bill, others say they don’t have an opinion one way or the other.

“Regardless if the bill is passed or not, people [will] still go out and get alcohol that they desire,” Pastor Rawl Mitchell said.

120 bottles of beer, no more than 12 bottles of wine, and 2.3 gallons of whiskey can be delivered to one resident during a 24-hour period.

While it’s approved by the Senate, the bill now waits for a signature from Governor Kay Ivey.

WDHN will keep you updated on Ivey’s final decision.

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