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Kansas Volume Pricing Law on Alcohol Delayed

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Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson ordered the state’s alcohol regulation agency to delay enforcing a decades old — but largely ignored — law that requires bars to price drinks according to alcohol content, the Associated Press reported July 16.

The law would effectively end all specials that make drinks cheaper by volume — mandating that a 32-ounce beer cost twice as much as a 16-ounce beer, for example.

Businesses complained when the Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) division warned that it would begin enforcing the law Aug. 1. 

A spokesperson for the governor’s office said the regulatory delay will allow the ABC to address businesses’ concerns and give the state attorney general’s office time to reexamine the statute.

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