Legislature To Examine Liquor Laws
September 24, 2007, 7:29 AM
South Dakota lawmakers are expected to consider legislation this winter that would remove limits on the number of liquor licenses that may be issued in cities and counties.
State Representative Ed Olson of Mitchell says each local government should be allowed to set its own policy on liquor licensing.
State law now uses population as a basis for capping the number of licenses available in any city, with some exceptions.
Those who want the law changed say it artificially limits business by keeping many popular chain restaurants from opening because they cannot get liquor licenses.
Opponents, however, say there are plenty of places to drink already. They say elimination of the cap on liquor licenses would hurt the blue-sky value of existing licenses.
© 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
4/13/2015 7:34 AM
According to Brandon Police Chief David Kull, 47-year-old homeowner David Smith was transported to a Sioux Falls hospital where he was pronounced dead...
4/11/2015 12:42 PM
After being declared brain dead Saturday morning, the toddler hospitalized after receiving severe head trauma in the care of a Rapid City man has offi...
4/13/2015 10:49 AM
Several law enforcement agencies assisted in a procession to transport a firefighter who died in a Brandon house fire.
4/13/2015 10:15 AM
The arrests were made following investigations into sex trafficking in Sioux Falls by the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and Internet...
4/16/2015 12:12 PM
An 11-year-old Patrick Henry Middle School student is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon after bringing a BB gun to school.