Sunday Sales Bill Presses Forward
Legislation allowing for Sunday carryout alcohol sales in the state has been approved by the Indiana Senate. A 39-10 vote moves Senate Bill 1 to the Indiana House, which the bill's author Ron Alting (R-22) says is a "great step toward modernizing Indiana's alcohol code." The proposal was recommended in the summer by the 17-member Alcohol Code Revision Commission.
Alting says "Hoosiers want the convenience of buying alcohol on Sunday, and now is the time to pass this bill into law."
Influential industry groups like the Indiana Retail Council and the Indiana Beverage Retailers Association have given their blessing for Sunday sales in recent months, including during public testimony earlier this month.
The General Assembly is in the midst of a 10-week "short" session, which must wrap by March 14.