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Eye On Boise powdered alcohol archive

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016

Senate passes powdered alcohol ban on 17-16 vote

The Idaho Senate has voted 17-16 in favor of HB 331a, the bill to ban powdered alcohol, which a manufacturer is preparing to market as a product called “Palcohol.” “Powdered alcohol is considered to be prone to abuse,” said Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum. Twenty-nine other...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

Senate panel backs ban on powdered alcohol

Legislation to ban powdered alcohol has cleared the Senate State Affairs Committee and is headed for a final vote in the full Senate. HB 331a was amended in the House to ensure that it doesn’t ban powdered alcohol that’s used for industrial or other non-beverage...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016

House passes ban on powdered alcohol, 42-24

The House has voted 42-24 in favor of the bill to ban powdered alcohol, HB 331a. Rep. Gayle Batt, R-Wilder, said the state Liquor Division already can decide which products are sold in the state. She cited an example: Alcoholic popsicles. “That was a decision...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2015

Idaho looks at banning powdered alcohol 

Now that an Arizona company has developed and is preparing to market a form of powdered alcohol, including a “Powderita” that touts, “Just add water for an instant cocktail,” Idaho’s state Liquor Division is proposing legislation to ban the product in the Gem State. Twenty-five...

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