Measure Allowing Travelers to Drink at Airport Gates Moves Forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) – Travelers may be able to drink at the gates in Lambert Airport after a recent measure passed in the Missouri House.

The measure would allow drinks from bars and restaurants to be finished elsewhere in the airport, but can not be taken onto the plane. Opponents say that loosening liquor laws will lead to more unruly passengers.

State Representative Bob Burns says airport security and bartenders will monitor travelers to prevent them from drinking too much.

“I think it’s a very good bill, it’s an economic development bill,” Burns says.

The new law would only apply to International Airports.

The measure passed 138-18.

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