Adams-York County House Republicans Vote to Get Pennsylvania Out of the Liquor Business
HARRISBURG – The state House today advanced legislation that would privatize the wholesale and retail distribution of wine and spirits in Pennsylvania.House Bill 1690 passed by a 110-86 margin and was endorsed by all members of the Adams and York County House Republican delegations.

State Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Kate Klunk (R-Hanover), Dan Moul (R-Gettysburg), Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York Township), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Will Tallman (R-Abbottstown) issued the following statement upon passage of the bill, which now moves to the state Senate:

“Time and time again we hear from constituents who ask us to get Pennsylvania out of the liquor business, which is why supporting House Bill 1690 is an easy vote to cast. They visit neighboring states and come home wondering why the same choice and convenience they enjoy outside Pennsylvania’s borders cannot be realized in their own neighborhood. Likewise, they hear from visitors to the Commonwealth who find it hard to believe we still operate under such an antiquated system.

“Pennsylvania needs to let the private sector do what it does best when it comes to wine and spirits. We need to do away with an outdated business model that allows discretionary spending to bleed over the border and leave the local economy.

“It is often said that ‘the customer is always right.’ We need to listen to that customer who simply wants the convenience of buying in his local establishment a product that should be more readily available to consumers than it already is.”

Adams-York County House Republican Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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