Charity booze auctions win OK from Hickenlooper

By Ed Sealover

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL

Charities that auction off alcohol in fundraisers — wine baskets and the like — will no longer be breaking the law in Colorado.

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed into law Senate Bill 67, which legalizes a practice that long has been common in the state, but that actually has been a violation of Colorado’s liquor code.

Sponsored by state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger, D-Arvada and Sen. Kevin Priola, R-Henderson, the law allows organizations to auction sealed beer, wine and spirits without the transaction being considered a sale of alcohol that would violate the license of any facility where a fundraiser is being held.

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