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Assemblyman Calabrese Issues Statement on Passage of Revised Liquor Laws

(TRENTON) — Assemblyman Clinton Calabrese (D-Bergen, Passaic) issued the following statement following the passage of A-5912/S-4265 in the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate. The legislation makes various revisions to alcoholic beverage manufacturing and retailing license laws:

“Our outdated laws on liquor licenses are stifling development and our economy. People want to be able to have a glass of wine while out to dinner, and good restaurants can be the cornerstone of development efforts on main streets across New Jersey. Pennsylvania and New York have thriving industries for craft beer and wine, but here in New Jersey we are blocking that growth. Passage of today’s bill is a step in the right direction to open opportunities for new development in our communities. I look forward to continuing to advocate for common sense reforms that will allow our downtowns to thrive.”