Sunday Carryout Bill to Come Before Full Senate For Second Reading Today

Hoosiers looking for the opportunity to buy alcohol 7 days a week will have to wait for a few more legislative steps to be taken before anything is finalized. According to the Indiana General Assembly Senate Calendar, the bill regarding Sunday alcohol carryout sales for will come before the full Senate on second reading today.

Senate Bill 1, authored by Republican State Senator Ron Alting, would allow package liquor, grocery, convenience and drug stores to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday from noon until 8 p.m. It would also permit restaurants that satisfy the carryout requirements to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday.

Last week, the bill passed out of the Senate Committee of Public Policy with unanimous approval by a vote of 9-0. Network Indiana’s John Herrick reported that is this is the furthest a Sunday carryout bill has ever made it in all the years these kind bills have been up for consideration.

Herrick added that a House committee will vote on their own version of the bill this week. He mentioned even if approval is received from all necessary avenues, Sunday alcohol sales wouldn’t start until the summertime.

Click the following link to view the full Senate bill up for consideration.