Senate OKs bill to legalize to-go alcoholic drinks in Tennessee

Lee expected to sign, will take effect immediately
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Posted at 11:38 AM, Apr 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 13:55:17-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The State Senate has passed a bill that would legalize to-go alcoholic drinks in Tennessee. The governor's office said Gov. Bill Lee will sign it into law.

The Senate approved the legislation Wednesday, after it was previously passed in the House. Once signed by the governor, it's expected to take effect immediately.

When the COVID-19 shutdown first started and bars and restaurants closed their doors to customers, Gov. Lee signed an order to allow to-go drinks to be legally purchased in Tennessee.

The rule was helpful to many establishments that didn't have other ways to make money.