- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would let retailers sell beer by the bottle.

Stores currently must sell beer in packages containing at least three bottles. The newly passed legislation would allow sales of single bottles, cans or pouches of beer.

The change would take effect in 2015.

The state Senate approved the bill on a vote of 31-1 last month. The House passed it Tuesday on a vote of 143-1, sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Beer sales bill is SB689.

Online:

Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov