TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The coronavirus emergency order that allows you to buy alcohol to-go may become permanent.
Governor Ron DeSantis included 'Alcohol To Go' in a March executive order to help provide a source of revenue for restaurants.
There's now a new state bill being filed to make that order permanent. The proposal would allow restaurants to sell liquor in a sealed container if it is a part of a food order.
"We saw this during the pandemic. There weren't any major problems. You can essentially do this today, if you do it via two apps, versus one. I don't think this is going to be a major issue for us to streamline the process and allow Floridians more freedom," State Senator Jeff Brandes, R- St. Petersburg, said.
The bill would require the state to establish rules though for what is considered a "sealed container."
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