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Resorts Looking for Extended Alcohol-Sale Hours

January 20, 2000
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

A Missouri House bill is looking to allow bars in resort areas near the Lake of the Ozarks to sell alcohol until 3 a.m. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Representative Thomas Hoppe of Kansas City, is sponsoring the bill. He says if it is passed, local governments in resort areas will have the choice of allowing alcohol to be sold at bars until 3 a.m. ...

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Contents: HOPPE SAYS IF THE BILL IS PASSED, IT DOES NOT GO IMMEDIATELY INTO EFFECT. THE BILL WOULD ONLY GIVE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS THE AUTHORITY TO CREATE THE LAW.

The bill is written specifically for the Lodge of the Four Seasons, a resort in the Lake of the Ozarks. From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Resorts in the Lake of the Ozarks could sell alcohol until 3 a.m. if a Missouri House bill passes. Kyle Elfrink has that story from Jefferson City.

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House sponsor, Thomas Hoppe says resort owners around the Lakes came to him with the idea ...

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Contents: HOPPE SAYS HE IS SIMPLY SPONSORING A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW RESORT OWNERS TO SELL ALCOHOL UNTIL 3 A.M.

Even if the bill is passed, the local governments around the Lake of the Ozarks will have a choice of instituting the law or not. Resorts in St. Louis and Kansas City have similar laws. From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Although lowering Missouri's legal blood alcohol level to .08 is on the minds of many legislators, one House member is sponsoring legislation to allow certain bars longer hours to sell alcohol. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Thomas Hoppe of Kansas City says resorts on the Lake of the Ozarks should have a right to sell alcohol until 3 a.m. His bill flies in the face of a current proposal that lowers Missouri's legal blood alcohol-content for drivers to .08. Hoppe says that just because a bar is open later doesn't mean more people will be driving away drunk...

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Contents: HOPPE SAYS THAT THE .08 ISSUE IS A MATTER APART FROM HIS LEGISLATION.

Similar laws are already in effect for resorts in St. Louis. From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.


Resorts near the Lake of the Ozarks might be allowed to sell alcohol until 3 a.m. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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A House Bill, if passed, gives the local governments of Camden, Miller, and Monroe Counties, the right to let their resort bars sell alcohol until 3 a.m. Bill sponsor, Thomas Hoppe, says there is support ...

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Contents: HOPPE NOTES THAT THE SAME BILL PASSED BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE LAST YEAR, BUT WAS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR BECAUSE OF OTHER PIECES IN THE BILL.

Hoppe's proposal seems to contradict another bill. Currently, there is major debate in the Senate over lowering Missouri's legal blood-alcohol content level for drivers to .08. From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.