Right now, the North Carolina legislature is considering SB 527, a bill that has several consumer-friendly measures including:
This bill supports local hospitality businesses by allowing them to better serve consumers like you and the many tourists who visit the state.
TAKE ACTION by asking your legislators to support SB 527, which provides more opportunities for distillers and more choices for consumers!
North Carolina is one of six states in the country that still prohibits the retail sale of distilled spirits on Sundays. SB 527 authorizes local governments to allow seven-day spirits sales from ABC stores and gives them the opportunity to sell on New Year’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day.
SB 527 allows consumers to purchase cocktails to-go for take-out or delivery with a food purchase. North Carolina’s temporary cocktails to-go measure expired in June 2021.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 23 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws to permanently allow cocktails to-go, and 10 others have enacted laws that allow cocktails to-go on a temporary basis.