House approves bill for wine, beer at B&Bs

Posted at: 02/27/2013 8:20 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Guests at a bed and breakfast in New Mexico could be served wine and beer with food under a proposal that's cleared the House.

The measure by Democratic Rep. Dona Irwin of Deming would create a new low-cost liquor license that could be issued to the owner or operator of a bed and breakfast providing lodging for no more than 20 people.

It would permit a guest to have up to two 12-ounce servings of beer or two six-ounce servings of wine with food. The measure passed the House unanimously on Tuesday and goes to the Senate for consideration.

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