Sunday alcohol sales bill reaches new milestone, Senate approval brings bill closer to reality

Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 20:52:32-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- A bill to allow Sunday alcohol sales has reached a new milestone meaning the ability for Hoosiers to buy alcohol on Sundays is one step closer to reality.  

The Indiana Senate passed SB 1 on Monday with a 39-10 vote. 

The bill would make it legal for stores to sell carryout alcoholic beverages between Noon and 8 p.m. on Sundays. 

The bill will now move to the House Committee for discussion and vote. If it passes there, it will move to the full House for discussion and vote. 

READ | Sunday alcohol sales pass Senate Committee for first time

The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the bill on Monday. 

“The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers applauds the Indiana State Senate for successfully passing Senate Bill 1, a landmark piece of legislation that if signed into law will allow Hoosiers to purchase alcohol for carryout on Sundays for the first time since prohibition. This is an important milestone in the legislative process and we are eager to continue working directly with legislators to make sure that this bill is ultimately signed by the Governor and becomes law.”

Similar bills have tried and failed to pass during the legislative session over the past few years. 

READ | Why cold beer laws in Indiana aren't changing in 2018

A second bill involving cold beer sales in Indiana was voted down by the Indiana Senate Committee last week. 

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