The state Senate on Wednesday gave final legislative to a bill that would permit package stores to open more bottles of beer, wine and liquor during tastings.
House Bill 6212, approved by consent in the state Senate, increases the amount of alcohol the store can open, from four bottles to 10.
Patrons who attend the tastings are still limited to one-ounce of liquor, but supporters say the bill will allow package stores to accommodate more people at tastings.
Sen. Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, called the bill “pro-business.”
It has already cleared the state House of Representatives and is awaiting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s signature.