State Senate Bill Ketron offered to the proposal to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee grocery stores. S Bill Ketron says he doesn’t know that the bill has died. He made the statement Thursday morning at a specially appointed Tennessee Senate subcommittee looking into the legislation.
The wine in groceries bill that allows for local municipalities to vote on the issue, failed in a House committee by one vote Tuesday. How the bill, that is still alive in the Senate, would be resurrected in the House is unclear at this point, but all the major players supporting or fighting the issue were at the wine-in-groceries subcommittee yesterday. That included members and lobbyists from the state’s liquor businesses. They want to keep groceries from selling wine now only sold in liquor stores.