The COVID-19 pandemic has indefinitely changed the way we do a lot of things. Could curbside pickup of beer and wine be permanently added to that list?
The case was made to keep curbside pickup of beer and wine, which was initially approved in March of 2020 through an emergency order from Governor Henry McMaster, during a recent S.C. House Judiciary subcommittee meeting.
Now more than ever, customers are taking advantage of curbside pickup orders for groceries and other necessities, so retailers and restaurants want to continue to meet those needs and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Some individuals are insisting certain restrictions be added to the bill – including only having employees aged 21 and over who are trained at identifying underage individuals be allowed to make the curbside sales.
Another bill was also introduced in the subcommittee meeting that would permit counties or cities in South Carolina to create a binding referendum on the sale of liquor on Sundays.
While neither bill was voted on, the subcommittee is expected to vote on them both during their next meeting.