Association withdraws opposition to US retail legislation regarding Sunday alcohol sales
March 01, 2012
Connecticut may soon become the 49th state to pass U.S. retail legislation
that would allow alcohol to be sold on Sundays.
The association of package store owners that fought against the bill recently withdrew its opposition in order to fight specific provisions it argues will "create excess competition and put small stores out of business," as the Middletown Press reports.
CBS News reports that the U.S. retail compliance
change would leave Indiana as the only state not to permit the sale of alcohol on Sundays. It would also make Connecticut the 38th state to allow retail sales of distilled spirits on Sundays.
Advocates - including the state's governor, Dannel P. Malloy - argue that passing the legislation would allow Connecticut to compete with surrounding states on a more level playing field.
The Hartford Business Journal reported last month that additional provisions are being considered to change minimum liquor pricing regulations, allow quantity discounts and permit bars and restaurants in the state to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. seven days a week.