Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Passes House; Could Be Signed Into Law Next Week
By Travis Thayer
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Hoosiers may be able to purchase carryout alcohol on Sunday in a little less than two weeks.
On Tuesday, the Indiana House voted 82-10 to end the state’s unpopular ban on Sunday take-out sales, reports the Indianapolis Star.
The bill had stated that Sunday carryout sales would become legal on July 1, but State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) added an amendment last week that would allow the Sunday ban to be repealed immediately upon being signed into law by the governor.
The measure would allow beer, wine and liquor to be sold on Sundays between noon and 8:00 p.m.
The Senate is expected to vote on the measure next week. The measure is expected to be passed considering the Senate has already passed a similar bill.
Governor Eric Holcomb could sign the bill into law as early as next week, meaning Hoosiers could potentially purchase alcohol on Sunday, March 4 for the first time in state history.