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Public Hearing on HB 2556 was Standing Room Only

19 Feb 2014 11:19 AM | Anonymous

H2556 – Big Box Liquor Bill Hearing Notes – February 19, 2014

Good turnout today from retailers.  Much smaller turnout for the Big Box / grocery / convenience store group.  Thanks to all who came.  As we know from experience, the next week or so will be key - the Committee could vote on the bill as early as next Monday.  But the Committee appears to have a full schedule that day. 

On the other hand, some legislators suggest that there may not be an appetite to work this bill – it is an election year after all. But there are a couple of legislators on this committee who genuinely favor the concept and may push it forward. 

Communicate with your legislators immediately – you can share some of the information put forward today.  For instance – the2013 Public Survey indicating that Kansans do not support the deregulation of liquor/sale in grocery and convenience stores. Communicate with the Commerce Committee.  Remember – always be professional and courteous.  And let us know if you need assistance.  Take advantage of the hotline – 1-866-519-2200 during office hours.

We know from experience that one-on-one conversations of citizens and their legislators are the most effective way to continue to defeat these bad bills.   Read More...  

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