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  • Writer's pictureJonathon W. Baker, Esq.

FL Senators Propose Permanent "Alcohol To Go" Law

Updated: Jan 8, 2021

Senator Jeff Brandes (R - St. Petersburg) and Senator Jennifer Bradley (R - Fleming Island) filed separate proposals to allow a business licensed for alcohol sales to sell or deliver packaged alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises. The idea originated with a COVID-19 emergency order which allowed restaurants and other food establishments with liquor licenses to include alcohol with takeout orders.

The proposals hope to "streamline the process and allow Floridians to have more

freedom" according to Sen. Brandes, who noted there have been no major problems since the "alcohol-to-go" executive order was enacted by Governor DeSantis in March 2020.

Brandes' proposal was backed by multiple lobbies in Tallahassee and Governor DeSantis in September supported the idea of allowing alcoholic beverage carryout to become permanent.

For more information or clarification on current alcoholic beverage takeout/delivery policies, contact the knowledgeable staff at Baker Law, P.A.

About the Author

Jonathon W. Baker, Esq., President of Baker Law, P.A., has extensive experience in business, licensing, and regulatory law at the local, state, and federal levels. He routinely offers corporate counsel and represents clients in all stages of licensing for alcoholic beverage, food service, and hemp/CBD, and many other licenses. Jonathon also handles complex transactional matters such as stock purchase and assets acquisition agreements. He has years of experience representing borrowers and lenders in foreclosure litigation. Outside of his law practice, Jonathon is a trained musician who has played multiple styles of guitar for over 20 years and also enjoys exercising and spending time on Florida's sunny beaches.

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