In a surprise move this past week Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed the liquor wall bill and kept the status quo. SB106, which has come to be known as the “Whiskey and Wheaties” Bill has seen much debate from both sides over the past few months. The bill passed through both the state House and Senate by close margins and was expected to be signed by the Governor to become law. However, the governor’s office was inundated with calls, emails and petitions fighting against the approval of this bill, claiming that if passed it would lead to the end of the local retail alcoholic beverage store and also make it easier for underage drinking to take place.
In his veto letter, Governor Scott said that he killed the bill in part to protect the interests of small businesses across the state.
Source: Sunshine State News, May 2017