Rep. Matthew Hill talks about wine bill

Matthew Hill on News 5 At Noon

On Thursday a big step forward was made towards putting wine in Tennessee supermarkets.

The state senate passed a bill to allow local governments to hold votes on whether or not to allow wine to be sold in their supermarkets. The proposal would allow cities and counties to vote on wine sales as early as November.

Last year Representative Matthew Hill was credited with killing the bill, but this time around he's giving it his support. "I did vote for it on the local government committee this week," Hill told us on News 5 At Noon. "I did that because last year, of course, everybody knows that I voted 'no'. The reason I voted no was because I felt like there needed to be more debate and discussion."

Grocery stores in the state can't sell anything stronger than beer under current law.

Click here to watch Hill's full interview from News 5 At Noon.

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