Liquor license bill passes GA senate, heads to Deal's desk to sign

(Source: WTVM File)
(Source: WTVM File)

ATLANTA (WTVM) – A new piece of Georgia legislation, making it easier to get a liquor license in Muscogee County, passes the Senate, and is now headed to Governor Nathan Deal's desk to possibly sign into law.

A sponsor of House Bill 510, Congressman Calvin Smyre of Columbus, told us that Muscogee County was one of three counties treated differently for liquor licenses.

Some Georgia lawmakers say it could boost business in Columbus.

This bill, requested by Columbus city council, would make the mandated distance between liquor stores and either schools or churches as 600 feet from each property line, not from each front door, as it is now.

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