Indiana Panel Votes In Favor Of Sunday Alcohol Sales
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Sunday alcohol sales could soon come to fruition in Indiana.
An Indiana panel voted Tuesday in favor of allowing carryout alcohol sales on Sunday, reports the Indianapolis Star.
The measure would allow grocery, convenience and liquor stores to sell alcohol from noon to 8:00 p.m. The panel is still considering whether to include other proposals in the report, such as expanding cold beer sales to convenience and grocery stores.
Indiana is currently among 12 states that have a law on the books prohibiting the retail sale of alcohol on Sundays.
State Senator Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) announced last month his plans to present legislation to legalized Sunday sales. In past years, similar proposals have been shot down, but things could be different this time around.
The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers and the Indiana Retail Council said Friday that they have resolved longstanding differences, paving the way to repeal a prohibition on retail Sunday alcohol sales.
In addition, lawmakers are expected to take up the panel’s recommendations when the General Assembly convenes in January.