NewsPublic Affairs / January 23, 2018

House Approves Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill

Legalized Sunday alcohol carryout sales seem a near certainty after the House approves a bill one day after the Senate passed an identical measure.Sunday carryout alcohol sales, 2018 legislative session2018-01-23T00:00:00-05:00
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House Approves Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill

Legalized Sunday alcohol carryout sales in Indiana seems a near certainty after the House approved such a bill just one day after the Senate passed its own, identical measure.

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Legalized Sunday alcohol carryout sales in Indiana seem a near certainty after the House approved legislation to make that change Tuesday.

That comes just one day after the Senate passed its own, identical version of the bill.

And like on the Senate floor, there was no debate or discussion of the House measure after its author, Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn), presented it.

“So I’ll tell you, one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever heard at the Statehouse is ‘This is a really simple bill.’ But this one really is,” Smaltz says. “It’s as simple as, if you sell it Monday through Saturday, you can sell it on Sunday from noon to 8 [p.m.].”

The House passed the bill 87 to 10. It now heads to the Senate.

One of the chambers’ identical bills will have to pass through its opposite house before the measure can go to the governor’s desk.

 

 

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