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NEWS – Rules Set For Home Delivery

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NEWS – Rules Set For Home Delivery

Pennsylvania residents will soon be able to have up to two 6-packs delivered to their door as the state set guidelines for home delivery.
The measure, first announced by the state Liquor Control Board in December, is the latest in a series that have expanded services without action by the Legislature. Last week, the PLCB allowed beer distributors to sell 12-packs.

Under the guidelines set by the agency that oversees alcohol distribution statewide, holders of retail and transporter-for-hire licenses could deliver up to 192 ounces, or two 6-packs, of malt and brewed beverages straight to customers’ doors. The cash transaction, however, would have to be made by the retailer. Delivery staff would not be able to accept payment.

Amy Christie, executive director of the PA Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association, said a number of her organization’s members have applied for the transporter-for-hire license prior to the end of last year without any word on how long it would take to be approved. It remains unclear how soon deliveries can begin, she said. “It’s a wonderful thing that they are allowing delivery but the ability to get approved hasn’t yet been shown,” she said.
A PLCB spokesperson could not be reached for comment late Wednesday afternoon.

The PLCB’s other guidelines include:

Deliveries must take place before 2 a.m.
No other products can be sold at the same time the delivery is made, such as food.
Deliveries cannot be made to anyone under 21 years old or to anyone who is visibly intoxicated.
The delivery person must be at least 21 years old.
The license holder’s address, license number and license ID number must appear in at least 2-inch-tall letters on the each side of the delivery vehicle. Magnetic signs are permitted.

One transporter-for-hire license can cover any individual or business with multiple retail licenses.

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