Would you leave your teenager with a key to your liquor cabinet? Does anyone even have a liquor cabinet anymore?
Well, the state of California is hoping to rein in minors walking out of grocery stores with alcohol thanks to self-checkout aisles.
The state Senate approved a bill that would require retailers to process alcohol purchases through the traditional checkout system only. The measure now goes to Governor Schwarzenegger for approval.
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Supporters say it will cut down on alcohol purchases by minors.
Opponents, including the California Grocers Association, say self-checkout machines already alert store employees to check ID when a customer scans an alcoholic beverage. They say there's no evidence the technology has allowed minors to sneak through.