At a hearing Monday afternoon, District 49 Senator LeRoy Louden discussed his bill, LB 829, to create “alcohol impact zones” or geographic areas deemed to be adversely affected by chronic public drunkenness or illegal activity.  Among supporters to pass the law are the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and the Omaha City Council.  The bill could allow the Liquor Commission to place restrictions or conditions on the license of businesses in the impact zone such as prohibiting the selling of high-alcohol content drinks and could be a step forward in addressing the issues in Whiteclay, NE.

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