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SC legislators pass bill banning powdered alcohol

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Legislature has passed a bill banning powdered alcohol in South Carolina.

The House agreed Tuesday to a Senate move that tacked the ban onto a bill about business alcohol licenses. The vote sends the amended measure to Gov. Nikki Haley's desk.

Selling alcohol in powder format isn't legal in the U.S., but one company is seeking permission through federal regulators.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Larry Martin proposed the ban last month after learning about the potential product. The Pickens Republican says powdered alcohol could be a huge concern as it would circumvent South Carolina laws that define alcohol as a liquid.

Martin says that could allow people under 21 to buy the product.

He says banning it now gives the Legislature time to figure out how to regulate it.

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