Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Senate Committee approves Sunday alcohol sales

Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018

Source: Inside INdiana

A bill allowing carryout sales of alcohol on Sundays throughout the state is moving forward. The Senate Public Policy Committee, Wednesday afternoon, voted 9-0 to approve Senate Bill 1, which now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

The bill would allow package liquor, grocery, convenience and drug stores to sell alcohol on Sundays from 12 noon to 8 p.m. Restaurants that meet certain requirements would also be allowed to sell alcohol for carryout.

Sen. Ron Alting, author of the bill, said, “For the past 10 months, I have been collaborating with big box and liquor stores, business owners and fellow lawmakers to create a bill that’s simple, fair and reasonable. I think the collaboration and simplification of this bill is the key to passing it into law, and it will be beneficial and more convenient for Hoosiers.”

The vote followed debate in the House Public Policy Committee, which is considering its own version of the Sunday carryout sales bill. That committee did not vote on the bill Wednesday during its meeting Wednesday morning. The vote is expected to take place next week.