Liquor Privatization

Published 12/14 2011 12:44PM

Updated 12/14 2011 01:42PM

A State House panel has approved a bill for the privatization of liquor sales.

It's only been able to move forward after some major changes.

Originally, Governor Tom Corbett proposed a plan would eliminate all state run stores.

Under the revised bill, private businesses could compete with the PLCB, but only as wine wholesalers.

State-run stores would still maintain the monopoly over liquor sales.

Other changes would make it possible for beer distributors to also sell smaller quantities like six packs in addition to selling wine.

Also on the amended bill, bars would be able to increase the amount of beer available to purchase for carry out.

Before this becomes law, it still must go before the full House and State Senate before it reaches Governor Corbett's desk.

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