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Bill for liquor license at Nez Perce Tribe's casino moves forward

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A bill that would allow the Nez Perce Tribe to sell liquor at its casino is moving toward a final vote in the Idaho House.

The tribe already sells beer and wine at the Clearwater River Casino. As part of a $16 million expansion, the tribe wants to offer liquor at the facility.

House Bill 159 creates a new exception in state liquor law that applies to tribal hotel facilities with at least 50 rooms and at least 50,000 square-feet of space. It cleared the House State Affairs Committee by a 9-7 vote on Wednesday.

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Nez Perce tribe's liquor plan wins narrow approval, moves to Idaho House (AP 2/20)
Clearwater Casino liquor license bill advances (The Lewiston Tribune 2/20)

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