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House Committee Chairman Marvin Kleeb Unveils Plan To Expand Liquor Sales

A Kansas House committee chairman has outlined a proposal for phasing in sales of strong beer, wine and liquor in grocery and convenience stores.

Chairman Marvin Kleeb unveiled his proposal on Thursday during a meeting of his Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee.

The panel is considering a bill to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell strong beer, wine and liquor by July 2024.

Kleeb's plan also phases in such sales by July 2024, but contains additional provisions to prevent existing liquor store owners from losing business before then.

The committee would debate his plan next week.