Debate over Sunday alcohol sales likely to resume next session
A bill that would have allowed Sunday alcohol carryout sales at grocery, convenience, drug and liquor stores will not be voted on during this session.
Last week, there was a three and a half hour hearing on the bill, known as HB 1146, in the Indiana House. It was the furthest the bill has gone. Wednesday would have been the last day for members of the House Public Policy Committee to meet about the bill. Chairman Bill Davis, R Portland, said there were other issues that taxpayers had more of an interest in like jobs and education.
is an issue that garners a lot of attention. I don think it right at this point in time an issue that everyday taxpayers in Indiana have on the top of their list, Davis said.
Davis said it is still unclear what will happen in the Senate.
Sunday alcohol sales have been an issue that has come up in the past.
cheap ray bans that because this is an issue that people are pretty divided on. We have lots of interest on both sides of the issue, you know. Will it ever come to a vote or? I can predict that, Davis said.
Kroger Central Division Public Affairs Manager John Elliott said he was disappointed the bill did not move forward.
been at this at least 40 years. If it takes another 40 years, those who succeed me will continue the fight, Elliott said.
Elliott said it is not an issue about sales. It is an issue about customer service. He said there
cheap ray ban outlet are number of retail stores behind the bill.
is something that matters to millions of Hoosiers. It matters to the majority of business(es). There a small, but powerful majority and frankly it comes down somewhat to greed and selfishness by these package liquor stores that are just not listening, Elliott said.
Elliott said by not having Sunday alcohol sales, business and jobs are pushed to surrounding states.
Meanwhile, the owner of Elite Beverages said he was happy and relieved the bill will not move forward.
think the legislature realizes that it a more complicated issue than just consumer convenience, Owner Ray Cox said.
Cox argued that passing Sunday sales would cost 2,000 Hoosier jobs and would make Indiana less safe.
small business people. What you are talking about is changing
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discount ray bans you are going to do that, you going to have to make it equitable for both sides, Cox said.Articles Connexes：