New Law Allows Delivery of Liquor by the Drink in New Jersey During State of Emergency


On May 15, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill 3966 permitting certain alcoholic beverage licensees to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages during the current state of emergency.

The new law allows bars, restaurants, and certain breweries, wineries and distilleries to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages in original containers or any closed or sealed container for consumption off the licensed premises.  Products can be delivered in original packages or closed or sealed container for consumption, with distilled liquor in containers of 16 ounces or less and other alcoholic beverage in containers of any size.

Beverage deliveries may continue for six months following the date on which the state of emergency has ended. 

The new law also contains alcoholic beverage tax exemptions for alcohol produced for use in hand sanitizer. 

If you have any questions about this new law or any business law issue during the current state of emergency, please contact Douglas Watson Lubic or any member of the Business Law team.


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