by Steven M. Mazzacane
With a 26-6 vote, the Sunday liquor sales bill passed the Senate, and moves on the desk of the Governor, who has promised to sign it.
“Once I sign this bill, Indiana will be the only state in the nation to ban Sunday Sales,” said Malloy. “It’s a measure that’s long past due and a good first step to making our state’s package stores more consumer friendly.
“Our current laws have cost Connecticut businesses millions of dollars as consumers have flocked over our borders in search of more convenient hours and lower prices. Like many other initiatives I’ve put forward since taking office, this bill has a simple focus: making Connecticut competitive once again.”
The bill will allow liquor stores to be open on Sunday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and also on Labor Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day. It allows them to also open the day after Christmas and New Years day, and to sell some food items, such as olives, that are commonly used with liquor.
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