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Grocery stores in Georgia not part of Sunday alcohol sales bill

Posted: 1:28 AM, Feb 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-06 20:33:32-05
Grocery stores in Georgia not part of Sunday alcohol sales bill
Grocery stores in Georgia not part of Sunday alcohol sales bill

(WTXL) - Retail stores are no longer included in a proposal to allow Georgians to purchase alcohol on Sunday mornings.

By a non-unanimous vote, the Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee backed an amended bill that would allow people to drink at restaurants and wineries beginning at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

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

If the bill passes, earlier sales would have to be approved in a referendum on the local level.