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Posted: 1/6/2006 8:39:14 PM EDT

And people wonder why we have so many totally BULL SHIT laws on the books?


Mo. Lawmaker Seeks to Ban Cold Beer Sales

Associated Press Writer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state senator wants to force Missouri stores to sell warm beer. Under a bill by Sen. Bill Alter, grocery and convenience stores would risk losing their liquor licenses if they sold beer colder than 60 degrees. The intent is to cut down on drunken driving by making it less tempting to pop open a beer after leaving the store.

"The only reason why beer would need to be cold is so that it can be consumed right away," Alter, who has been a police offer for more than 20 years, said Thursday.

He said the idea came from a fifth-grade student in Jefferson County who was participating in a program to teach elementary students about state government. He sought their suggestions for new laws and chose the cold beer ban from a list of the top three ideas.

"I thought it had the best chance at getting legislative attention," said Alter, R-High Ridge. "Plus, I think it's a good idea whether or not other people do."

Some lawmakers and lobbyists, however, are lukewarm about the idea.

Ron Leone, executive vice president for the Missouri Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, said the combination of Missouri's drinking and driving laws and designated driver programs already have curbed the number of people who drink and drive.

"It would be an inconvenience for law-abiding citizens who want to purchase cold beer for picnics, parties and social gatherings," he said. "People who want to drive drunk will drive drunk anyway."

Leone said he didn't know if there was a standard temperature at which beer is sold, but added that most refrigerators are set in the mid-to-low 40s.

Alter said the student who suggested the legislation would be a witness at the bill's hearing, which hasn't been scheduled.

Last year, a fourth-grade class from Kansas City submitted a proposal to make the American bullfrog the state amphibian. It passed in the final moments of the 2005 legislative session.

Alter said the jump from naming state animals to restricting how alcohol can be purchased didn't really surprise him.

"You never know what's on the mind of young kids - some of them are pretty smart," he said.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:40:33 PM EDT
that guy is trying it twice?

what a prick!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:41:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 8:41:48 PM EDT by FieroLoki]
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LMAO!! Senator "Bill" "Alter" - his name is his profession...
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:44:16 PM EDT
douche bag.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:51:10 PM EDT
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Not me.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:52:07 PM EDT
ohh ya IBTL!
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 8:52:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:09:56 PM EDT
They would need to outlaw coolers and bag ice too, don't cha think?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:13:12 PM EDT
Hey Asshole: Prohibition didn't work the first time..........why should it work now?

I thought Texas was the only state who had morons like this.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:14:29 PM EDT
Bet he was a shitty cop too.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:18:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gopher:
Hey Asshole: Prohibition didn't work the first time..........why should it work now?

I thought Texas was the only state who had morons like this.

You've never heard of New york, illinois, or Commiefornia?
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 9:25:41 PM EDT
thats him take him down before he can do his dirty work
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:38:08 PM EDT
Ok...if they Ban Cold Beer...because some kid doesn't like the idea of adults having a cold one, they might as well as ban Cold Soda Pop, and frozen Ice Cream Bars. (It's for the Children's Sake)

What goes around comes around...(ban Candy Bars as well)
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:43:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FieroLoki:


+1 DUPE, IBTL.......1 up for my post count....
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 2:30:11 PM EDT
Isnt it 7 minutes on ice and its colder than the Coolers they keep it in anyway...

Damn it, I was thinking You should be able to get cold beer at Sonic... Now some smart 5th grader ruins it for every one.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 2:33:00 PM EDT
complete idiot and IBTL
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