MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly is poised to vote on a bill that would allow grocery stores to hand out sample mini-shots of liquor.

The bipartisan measure would allow retailers with liquor licenses to provide customers with one half-ounce of booze, the equivalent of a third of a shot. They already can legally offer beer and wine samples.

The bill’s co-author, Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc, says the measure would help distilleries and other liquor sellers compete with breweries and winemakers.

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday afternoon.

Similar bills failed in 2012 and 2014.

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