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Governor Bush Signs Bills Into Law

By: AP
By: AP

TALLAHASSEE, FL - If you can't quite finish that bottle of wine when you're dining out, Governor Jeb Bush is helping to make sure you don't have to waste the rest of it.

He signed a bill yesterday that will let diners take home partially consumed bottles of wine from restaurants.

The so-called wine-to-go bill takes effect July 1st. Individual restaurants will be able to decide whether to provide the service.

The measure allows patrons to take home one unsealed bottle if they have purchased a full-course meal and consumed some of the wine with the meal. Backers say it will help stop people from drinking the entire bottle and getting behind the wheel.

The bottle must be "securely resealed" by the restaurant and placed in a bag or another container.

Bush also signed a bill that would allow judges to sentence low-risk juvenile offenders to day-treatment programs, which he says would involve family members in treatment.


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