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Oregon House considers banning beer in self-checkout line

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If you like to skip past the grocery store checkout lines and use the self-checkout machines, take note.

A bill proposed in the Oregon House of Representatives would ban stores like Fred Meyer and Safeway from selling beer and wine through the use of a self-checkout machine.

The ban also includes over-the-counter medication and cigarettes.

Currently, customers are able to purchase alcohol in self-checkout lines, but they're typically prompted to show their identification to a store clerk before being able to continue with their transaction.

House Bill 2398 is sponsored by Rep. Brad Witt (Clatskanie), Rep. Phil Barnhart (Lane and Linn counties), Rep. Peter Buckley (Ashland), Rep. Margaret Doherty (Tigard), Rep. Chris Harker (Washington County), Rep. Paul Holvey (Eugene) and Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (Portland).

The Business and Labor Committee held the first public hearing on the bill Friday.

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