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Alcohol to-go is permanent in the Sunshine State

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An employee at White Street Brewing Company in Wake Forest, N.C., fills a “crowler” can of beer on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. With bars ordered close due to coronavirus, brewers are making sure their customers can enjoy some fresh suds. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill into law.

Now you have the option to order a cup of vino to-go.

During the safer at home order in 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order allowing alcoholic beverages in to-go orders.

With the governor’s signature, the bill goes into effect on July 1.

Drinks will not be able to exceed 32 ounces and need to be placed in secured containers by the business.

The bill requires cutting off the sale of to-go drinks when restaurant’s scheduled food service ends for the day or at midnight, whichever occurs first.

Alcoholic drinks that are being delivered will need to be placed in locked compartments, vehicle trunks or in areas behind the last upright seats in vehicles.

The bill also allows customers to take opened bottles of wine home or a full closed bottle of wine.