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Complaints That Keg Law Not Working


Jefferson City, MO – Liquor store owners and alcohol awareness groups say Missouri's new beer-keg registration law isn't working.

They note that some people simply don't return for their deposit, and rip off the tag designed to trace a keg back to its buyer.

The law took effect in July; even some supporters acknowledge it's not as effective as they had hoped. Vanessa Mure, enforcement manager for the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, says it's too early to gauge the law's effectiveness.

State Sen. John Griesheimer of Washington, Missouri, sponsored the bill that made keg registration law. He says all that's needed is to make deposit prices much higher.


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