SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - The business of selling alcohol in Indiana will likely be changing this summer with the expected lifting of the state's decades-old ban on Sunday carryout sales.
The Indiana House and Senate have approved separate bills lifting the Sunday sales ban. Final passage is expected before this year's legislative session ends in mid-March.
The South Bend Tribune reports that the change will spill across the state line to effect stores that have long drawn in the state's residents looking to get around that prohibition. The change could take effect as early as July 1.
Owners of some stores just north of the Indiana-Michigan line are expressing concerns about losing its competitive advantage.
Some small Indiana liquor stores also oppose the legislation, saying big retailers will have advantages over them.
Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
- Indiana law on Sunday carryout alcohol sale likely to change
- Indiana Senate approves carryout Sunday alcohol sales bill
- City could join surrounding area for Sunday carryout sales
- Marshall votes to pass Sunday carryout liquor sales
- Sunday alcohol sales now legal in Indiana
- Indiana Sunday alcohol sales bill could take effect sooner
- Sunday alcohol sales bill makes it to Gov. Holcomb’s desk to be signed into law
- Senate committee taking up Sunday alcohol sales, cold beer bills
- House committee approves Sunday alcohol sales bill in 12-1 vote
- House committee advances Sunday alcohol sales bill in 9-1 vote