Kansas retailers will convene next Monday to develop our plan for new changes being considered by an interim legislative committee in the next 6 to 9 weeks. Retailers are urged to participate!
The Kansas Legislature convened an interim committee with the title “Special Committee on Liquor Law Modernization”. The committee seems to be the result of pressure from groups that want further deregulation to our three-tier system. The ideas they are discussing have not come from our organization and will require action on our part to represent the needs of Kansas liquor stores. While characterized as simple – the changes are actually very substantial.
The proposals mentioned in the first meeting include:
- beer delivery with groceries / restaurant alcohol delivery,
- distilleries spirits shipments to homes,
- consolidating Drinking Establishment – Cereal Malt Beverage – and Liquor Control Act,
- farm wineries not subject to local government restrictions,
- distribution franchise agreements and how to get out of them,
- drinking establishments buying product from retailers outside their own or adjacent counties
KABR has a strong history of advocacy by educating and supporting legislators who care about our small businesses and their important role in Kansas communities.
This means that every retailer must be ready to stand up again and engage with their representatives and senators now. We know from experience that the majority of legislators are very interested in knowing their local retailers.
This meeting is provided on the Zoom platform. You can choose whether or not to be on video or just participate by voice audio.
Please direct your questions to Amy Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.