Senator To Block Wine Shipment Bill

WBAL Radio posted the article below about "the chairman of the committee that must approve the bill says she will not bring it up for a vote":

Senator To Block Wine Shipment Bill
Monday, February 08, 2010 - Robert Lang

It has been one of the most talked about bills of the 2010 Maryland General Assembly session.

It is the bill that would allow consumers to have cases of wine shipped directly to consumers.  The bill would allow consumers to order wine online.

Supporters of the bill say it would allow Maryland wineries to sell their product to out of state customers.  It would also give Maryland consumers greater choice.

However, the chairman of the committee that must approve the bill says she will not bring it up for a vote.

Baltimore City Democratic Senator Joan Carter Conway told the Baltimore Sun that she has a number of concerns about the bill that cannot be addressed this year.

Among Conway's concerns, delivery services have no way to verify if those ordering wine are underage.

Conway chairs the Senate Education Health and Environment Committee. 

Supporters of the bill say delivery services and wineries routinely

WBAL Radio Baltimore
http://wbal.com/

Wineries with Permits

Wineries Able to Ship to MD

Here is a link to the Comptroller's website. Search for "DW-Direct Wine Shippers Permit" under permit type.

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