August 24, 2021 | By Avery Van Holland, Summer Law Clerk
A new Iowa law allows third-party delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats and Instacart to deliver alcohol to consumers. To do so, the delivery service must have a contract with the restaurant or grocery store providing the alcohol. Normally, when ordering food through a delivery service, the consumer purchases through the delivery service, which then places an order with the grocery store or restaurant. With alcohol, however, the order will go directly from the consumer to the restaurant or grocery store. The delivery service will then be responsible to verify the age and identity of the recipient when it makes the delivery. The law took effect on July 1, but consumers will not be able to utilize the service until the required contracts are in place.
Visit https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HF766 to read the text of the signed bill.
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