RALEIGH, N.C. -- A legislative committee recommending changes to North Carolina's liquor control laws fell short of suggestions made by a separate panel with appointees of Gov. Beverly Perdue.
The Joint Study Committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control approved legislation on Wednesday which it will present to the General Assembly when it reconvenes next week.
The committee wants the state ABC Commission to set performance standards and training requirements for local ABC boards and their stores. They also would have to follow the same rules local governments do in carrying out their annual budget.
Perdue's government efficiency commission met earlier Wednesday and said it wanted local ABC board members to comply with the state government ethics law. But the legislative committee took that provision out of its final bill.
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