California Considers Alcohol Ban at Self-Checkouts

The government organization committee of the California Senate is expected to vote again on a bill later this week that would require supermarkets to sell beer, wine and spirits only at checkstands manned by clerks — to ensure that buyers are sober and of legal drinking age — rather than at self-service lanes.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The government organization committee of the California Senate is expected to vote again on a bill later this week that would require supermarkets to sell beer, wine and spirits only at checkstands manned by clerks — to ensure that buyers are sober and of legal drinking age — rather than at self-service lanes.

The 13-member committee voted 6-5 in favor of the bill last week but required a majority of at least seven votes to move the proposal through to the

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