12:19 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Indiana Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Won't Get Vote

The chairman of an Indiana House committee says the panel won't vote on a bill that would end Indiana's longtime ban on Sunday retail alcohol sales.

House Public Policy Chairman Bill Davis says he's decided against holding a committee vote on the measure.    Davis' decision means Indiana residents who want to buy carry-out alcohol on Sundays will have to wait at least another year.

Supporters of allowing Sunday sales say it would be more convenient for customers and eliminate an outdated law.   Package liquor store owners oppose the measure, arguing that the cost of opening on Sunday would put them at a disadvantage against large grocery chains.

Indiana is the only state that prohibits retail carryout sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays