Coalition Wants Repeal of Maui's New Liquor Law

Apr 11, 2017

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A community coalition is speaking out against Maui’s new alcohol law.

Last month, Mayor Alan Arakawa signed into law a liquor commission proposal allowing alcohol to be sold 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The law also allows home delivery of alcohol.

Since then, many residents have complained they weren’t given enough notice and that not enough attention was paid to potential negative impacts in the community.

One group, the Coalition to Repeal 24 Hour Alcohol Sales wants the liquor commission to hear public testimony on the law.

The coalition wants it repealed.

The group is made up of community groups, government agencies and individuals.

Ashlee Chapman is a Coordinator with Maui Youth and Family Services, and a leader in the coalition.

Chapman says there’s huge support within the community to repeal the law – including the police department and Mayor Arakawa.