The State of Georgia is one of only three states in the United States that does not allow alcohol sales in stores on Sunday. A bill in the Georgia Senate would change that.
A few weeks ago State Senator Jeff Mullis, who was originally a co-sponsor for the bill, said that his position was that local communities should be allowed to make the decision for themselves. While he intially supported the bill, he said his support was not for Sunday Alcohol sales but simply for communities to be able to be able to opt out of Sunday Alcohol sales. AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio has not been able to reach Senator Mullis for his comments since the legislative session began this year.
Yesterday backers of the bill said that they will make a crack-down on underage drinking part of the Sunday Alcohol Sales package, hoping to make it more appealing to social conservatives. Even if the bill makes through the Georgia General Assembly it is not clear if it would become law. In the past, Governor Perdue has stated his opposition to Sunday Alcohol Sales.