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Fri October 21, 2005
Committee Approves More Local Liquor Licenses
Laramie, Wy – Cities and towns would be allowed to issue more liquor licenses under a bill that won approval from a legislative committee.
Currently, communities may issue one liquor licenses for every three-thousand residents. But a bill approved on a seven-to-two vote in committee Thursday would reduce that threshold to one liquor license for every 25-hundred people.
For Cheyenne, Wyoming's largest city, that would mean about four new liquor licenses.
LaGrange Representative and Committee Co-Chairman Curt Meier says that might make things harder for law enforcement, since many trouble calls originate at bars.
But Representative Monte Olsen, of Daniel, says communities aren't forced to give out all of the licenses at their disposal, and each community could decide whether it wants to issue the additional licenses.