Georgia Could Be Latest State to Expand Sunday Sales

Just off the heels of Indiana repealing its Sunday blue law, Georgia could be on the brink of passing a "brunch bill" that would expand on-premise alcohols sales to Sunday morning. According to the AP, the bill would allow restaurants and wineries to serve alcohol starting at 11 a.m.:

A proposal to allow Georgians to purchase alcohol at restaurants and wineries on Sunday mornings is headed to the governor's desk.

House lawmakers voted 97-64 on Monday to allow on-premise consumption to begin at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

If the bill is signed into law, earlier sales would have to be approved in local referendums.

Gov. Nathan Deal's spokeswoman declined to say whether the governor intends to sign the measure.

GOP Rep. Meagan Hanson of Brookhaven says earlier sales would generate an additional $11 million in state and local tax revenue.

Off-premise sales, such as those at supermarkets, would remain illegal until 12:30 p.m. on Sundays...

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