Sunday Alcohol Sales On the Brink of Passage in Indiana


We've been extensively covering the push to repeal Indiana's "blue law," which is one of the most restrictive in the country. According to the Indianapolis Star, a bill allowing Sunday carryout alcohol sales is finally on the brink of passage:

"Hoosiers could begin purchasing carryout alcohol on Sunday for the first time in state history on March 4, barring any unexpected developments at the Statehouse. 

That date is not certain, but it does seem likely after the the Indiana House voted 82-10 on Tuesday to end the state's unpopular ban on Sunday take-out alcohol sales.

The measure still requires one more vote in the Senate, but it is largely procedural since the Senate already passed an almost identical version. It would then go to Gov. Eric Holcomb, who has said he plans to sign it into law. 

That puts the bill on pace to be signed into law as early as next week, and because it was recently amended to take effect upon passage, Hoosiers could purchase alcohol the following Sunday, March 4..."

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