The Mississippi Legislature passed House Bill 1135 in March and Gov. Tate Reeves has signed the bill, which creates a delivery service permit allowing local retailers provide home deliveries of liquor, wine or beer. The law is just one of many recently signed bills to go into effect on July 1.
Under the new law, retailers can offer delivery of alcoholic beverages within 30 miles of their location, unless the area is designated a dry county or city. The law also states that customers must provide ID confirming that they are over 21 and must not be visibly intoxicated. It also requires that the deliverer be at least 21-years-old as well.
Some other noteworthy laws that will go into effect next month are House Bill 72, which adds dentists to the health care providers who are immune from civil liability for “services provided in good faith on a charitable basis,” and House Bill 1263, requiring professional licensing boards to recognize out-of-state licenses for persons holding a license in good standing for a year or more.