INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
The Indiana House has approved a measure that would repeal Indiana’s ban on
Sunday carryout alcohol sales.
The bill by Rep.
Ben Smaltz of Auburn passed Tuesday on an 87-10 vote. It now moves to the
Senate, which passed a virtually identical bill on Monday.
Both measures would
allow stores to sell carryout alcohol on Sundays between noon and 8 p.m.
Similar bills have
stalled in recent years. But Republican legislative leaders say now’s the
time to act.
legislation that would have allowed convenience stores, big box retailers
and pharmacies to sell cold - and not just warm - beer faced a different
fate. It was voted down in committee last week.
carryout beer is a right primarily enjoyed by liquor stores.