A bill before Nebraska legislators that would have addressed the issue of selling beer and liquor as a loss leader has been yanked from consideration.
State Senator Russ Karpisek, of Wilber, told colleagues today he decided to pull the bill because its effects may be too wide-reaching.
Karpisek says his intent was to make it so alcohol isn’t sold below cost, but in the process of drawing up the legislation, he inadvertently may have included bars and wholesalers.
“We cast the net too wide,” he says. Rather than drawing a storm of reaction during the committee process, Karpisek says he plans to bring back a measure later that better targets his intent.
The legislature approved Karpisek’s motion to withdraw LB 776 on a 32-0 vote.
Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice