New Mexico legalizing beer, wine deliveries

Category: News
Published: 2019-03-27

NEW MEXICO – A bill that would allow beer and wine to be delivered with food orders to homes and hotel rooms is awaiting final approval from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, 4 years after a similar proposal was vetoed by New Mexico’s former governor.

This year’s measure, Senate Bill 494, was overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature during the just-completed 60-day session.

It would allow for only a limited amount of booze – no more than two six-packs of beer or two bottles of wine – to be delivered by licensed vendors and would require alcohol server training for those making deliveries.

“The thought is that it would make it less likely for someone who has already had a few glasses of wine to go out (driving) to get another bottle,” said Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, the bill’s sponsor.

Source: ABQJournal