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Kansas Legislature approves some changes to liquor laws

  • Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 10:18 a.m.
  • Updated Monday, June 17, 2013, at 9 a.m.

— The Kansas Legislature has approved a bill that makes several changes in alcohol laws.

The bill allows alcohol tastings at events put on by nonprofit groups to support the arts. It also will permit hotels to distribute drink coupons for use on site or at certain licensed clubs, and allows the sale of 64-ounce pitchers of mixed drinks.

The House approved the bill Wednesday, after the Senate approved it last week. It now goes to Gov. Sam Brownback.

Nonprofit groups and hotels who provide alcohol tastings or drink coupons will be required to pay the amount of tax the drinks would have accrued if sold.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the bill also requires that every administrative notice or fine must be settled within 90 days of issuance.

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