The State of Indiana will no longer have “dry” Sundays Lawmakers voted 38 to 10 to change the longtime ban on liquor sales in the state.
The state has had dry Sundays since the prohibition. March 4, 2018 is the designated day the state will be allowed to buy alcohol on a Sunday since almost 8 decades ago, if memory serves us correct Calvin Coolidge was the president at that time.
Of course the states will benefit from the sale of alcohol on Sundays and we can see the store’s lines already!!
Read more as reported by WTHR:
It has been the law in Indiana since the prohibition era ended. But today, lawmakers voted to end the ban on Sunday alcohol sales in the state.
It was a long time coming but starting March 4th, you will be able to go and buy alcohol for the first time in Indiana since the 1930’s.
This is how it all unfolded today.
“I respectfully ask for members to vote ‘yes’ in favor of this in making history in Indiana to allow Sunday sales and carryout on Sundays. Thank you members of the Senate,” Senator Ron Alting stated on the floor of the Indiana State Senate.
“Roll call shows 38 ayes and 10 nays. The motion to concur has passed,” Senator David Long from Fort Wayne read the vote results.
“The people who have killed Sunday sales have not been legislators. It’s been the people affected. It’s been the big box and package liquor stores that have killed their own bill. So that is why is was so important to get them on board,” Alting pointed out after the historic vote.
“We won’t let too many Sundays pass. There is a pen on my desk. We are wanting the process to take it’s course. When it arrives you will be the first to know when we sign it. But we will sign it,” Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb pointed out earlier in the day.
So will it stop here? I think you may very well see something related to cold beer next year.
For now lawmakers want to get back to talking about workforce development , opioid addiction and school funding, especially in the area of school safety.