The Mississippi Legislature today passed HB 1135, a bill to allow home delivery of distilled spirits in original containers from package stores, restaurants, bars and distilleries. This bill now heads to Governor Tate Reeves for signature.

“Innovative measures like home delivery of spirits have created convenience for consumers and a safe alternative way for adults to purchase and enjoy their favorite spirits at home during the pandemic,” said David Wojnar, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Senior Vice President and Head of State Public Policy. “States all across the U.S. have allowed for home delivery of spirits to provide additional choices for consumers and generate much-needed revenue for hospitality businesses. We applaud the Mississippi Legislature for moving this measure forward and are hopeful the governor will act quickly in signing this measure.”

If signed into law, the bill would take effect July 1, 2021.

Home delivery of distilled spirits from liquor stores and/or other off-premise retailers is currently allowed in more than 30 states plus D.C. Home delivery from restaurants and/or bars is allowed in 24 states plus D.C.

Home delivery is accompanied by the same safety protocols that all beverage alcohol purchases require by law including age verification to ensure underage persons do not illegally access alcohol and prohibitions on serving intoxicated patrons.