.

House Approves CT Sunday Liquor Sales Bill

The bill will now go the Senate, according the Hartford Courant.

With a 116-27 vote, the state House of Representatives approved on Thursday night the and three major holidays, according to the Hartford Courant.

Gov. Malloy's broader proposal , bars to remain open until 2 a.m., and liquor stores to stay open until 10 p.m., however, was rejected.

“Tonight, the House voted in favor of one of the most significant changes to our state’s blue laws in recent memory, Malloy said in a statement released by his office. “Under the current law, we lose millions of dollars over the border every Sunday. It’s a bad policy that inconveniences consumers and makes businesses less competitive. But after tonight, there will be an additional 55 days where sales will be permissible. It’s a good first step."

The bill will now go to the Senate and, if approved, will be sent to Malloy's desk for his signature. If approved, stores would be allow to sell liquor for the first time on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

 

louis April 27, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Over turning 300 years of history not only means that our current legislators believe there was some sort of error in all the previous politicians, but it also sets new priorities. Lets hope everyone has a hearty enough liver and profit margin to make up for the cost to our sensibilities as we over turn our conservative heritage
louis April 28, 2012 at 01:04 AM
God created the world in six days and on the seventh he rested. Dan Malloy barely took 48 hours to mess the whole thing up, now that is talent
louis April 28, 2012 at 02:32 PM
and of course the sanctity of sunday is based on a decree from roman emperor Constantine who deemed it a moral a fiduciary responsibility of government to declare one day a week as off limits, nefasti, no business, a day of rest, and each of the three great religions jewish, christian and muslim hold one day a week as sacred as the day that god himself rested on
mike April 28, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Its about time this state do some thing about this this law been so outdated and need to be changed .

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something