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Pa. committee OKs direct wine shipments

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Wineries would be permitted to ship wine directly to Pennsylvania consumers under legislation voted out of the House Liquor Control Committee on Tuesday.

House Bill 121 would allow both in-state and out-of-state wineries to ship their products directly to consumers, as long as the wineries obtain a limited winery license and direct shipper license through the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Shippers would be required to collect Pennsylvania's 6 percent sales tax and the 18 percent tax on alcohol sold in the state. The taxes would have to be sent to the Department of Revenue each quarter.

The measure now moves to the full House for consideration.

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