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House approves Kansas happy hour bill

March 7, 2012

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— House members have approved a bill that would reinstate happy hour at Kansas bars, restaurants and clubs.

The vote Wednesday was 80-41, sending the bill to the Senate, which has already approved a similar measure.

The intent is to repeal a law that prohibits businesses that sell alcoholic drinks from setting different prices at different times of the day. The ban on happy hour dates to 1985 when legislators worried about increasing alcohol abuse.

Legislators are considering more than a dozen liquor bills this year to loosen state laws that dictate who can sell beer, wine and hard liquor and under what conditions.

A House committee reviewed a proposal Tuesday that eventually would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer and wine.

Comments

jman785 2 years, 1 month ago

More drunken drivers on the road in time for people getting off work. This could get rather interesting.

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 1 month ago

Does anyone have any proof that states with happy hours has higher incidents of drunk drivers than states without? Or are you all just talking out your arses?

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Shelley Bock 2 years, 1 month ago

Well, isn't this a revenue enhancement project? More driving while intoxicated means more fines, more work for the police, courts and attorneys, and more work for rehab counselors. Heck of a job Brownie. Have some legislators over for Happy Hour, Gov!

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Lawrence Morgan 2 years, 1 month ago

More drunken drivers, more accidents. The legislators should work on things that are important to Kansas, not this.

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JayhawkFan1985 2 years, 1 month ago

I guess there is a shot Ron Paul can win Kansas as free market seems to have beaten morals in the GOP. Can't wait to see the idiocy on Saturday...

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