Senate GOP makes repeal of Sunday booze sales ban a priority

The measure was included in the majority GOP's agenda for the session, which was unveiled Monday.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 1:46 PM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2018 1:46 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Repealing Indiana's Sunday retail alcohol sales ban is a top priority for state Senate Republicans.

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The measure was included in the majority GOP's agenda for the session, which was unveiled Monday.

Republican Senate leader David Long says Republicans recognize that the "time has come."

A bill sponsored by Senate Public Policy committee Chairman Ron Alting would allow Sunday sales between noon and 8 p.m.

The measure is scheduled for a Wednesday hearing in Alting's committee.

However, a measure that would allow convenience stores and big box retailers to sell cold - and not just warm - beer faces a far more uncertain fate.

Alting, of Lafayette, has pledged to bring that bill up for a yes or no vote in his committee.

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