CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill that could free multiple retail liquor licenses across the state has advanced out of a legislative committee.

Senate File 14, which would require liquor license owners to be operational year-round to keep their licenses, advanced from the Senate Corporations Committee on Tuesday.

The bill is aimed at freeing up inoperative, or parked, retail liquor licenses across the state, allowing new business owners to take advantage of the license.

Currently, licenses can remain inoperative for up to three years, but the three-year window can be renewed by using the license for three months and taking in $2,500 worth of sales.

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