Missouri lawmakers back beer app for ballgames

JEFFERSON CITY, MO.(AP) - Thirsty for a beer at a ballgame or rock concert? There soon could be an app for that.

Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday overrode a veto by Gov. Jay Nixon to enact a law allowing entertainment facilities to sell alcoholic drinks through mobile applications.

Customers could tap an app on their phones to place orders from concession stands, then show proper identification when the drinks are delivered to their seats.

Nixon cited a different section of the bill when vetoing it. The governor says the bill would allow the Missouri Wine and Grape Board to hire attorneys to defend the interests of Missouri winemakers in out-of-state lawsuits. Nixon described that as an expenditure of public funds for a private purpose that is prohibited by the Missouri Constitution.


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