Alcohol home delivery bill signed

Mississippians will soon be able to receive home delivery of alcohol products, after Gov. Tate Reeves signed House Bill 1135 on Wednesday, April 14. 

Liquor, beer, wine or light spirits are covered under the new measure that will go into effect on July 1.

Deliveries will not be available in dry cities or counties of the state. Buyers will need proof of age, that they are at least age 21. Those who deliver the product will also have to be at least age 21. The delivery people cannot deliver alcohol to those they view are intoxicated when they come to the home.  

The bill also sets a 30-mile distance limit on deliveries and provides for a service permit fee schedule.  

House Bill 1135 was first introduced by Republican Rep. Trey Lamar (Senatobia) and Rep. Kevin Felsher (Biloxi), along with Democratic Rep. Shanda Yates (Jackson).

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob provides content for DeSoto County News and occasionally is heard on the OB Pod podcast talking about area happenings. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.