Already selling: Winder
Coming this Sunday 11/20: Alpharetta, Auburn, Avondale Estates, Braselton, College Park, Dawsonville, Duluth, East Point, Flowery Branch, Grayson, Griffin, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, McDonough, Milton, Newnan, Port Wentworth, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Senoia, Snellville, St. Mary’s, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Union City, Villa Rica, Woodstock
Sunday 11/27: Barrow County, Decatur, Loganville, Perry
Sunday 12/4: Acworth, Ashburn, Bibb County, Cartersville, Dalton, Doraville, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Lookout Mountain, Macon, Peachtree City
Sunday 12/11: Canton, Clarkston, Covington, Gainesville, Statesboro, Stone Mountain
Sunday 12/18: Hoschton, Porterdale
Effective New Year’s Day: Atlanta, Chatham County, Clayton, Glynn County, Hapeville, Holly Springs, Jefferson, John’s Creek, Kennesaw, Lake City, Norcross, Riverdale, Savannah, Smyrna, Stockbridge, Tybee Island, Valdosta
No Specified Date: Ball Ground, Berkeley Lake, Bloomingdale, Bulloch County, Centerville, Chamblee, Cherokee County, Cohutta, Dacula, Eatonton, Forest Park, Greenville, Grovetown, Hampton, Hiram, Jackson, Jasper County, Jekinsburg, Kingston, Lake Park, Lilburn, Lithonia, Locust Grove, Monticello, Oakwood, Pine Lake, Pooler, Richland, Rockmart, Sky Valley, Thunderbolt, Tyrone, Vienna, Warner Robbins, West Point
Voted NO To Sunday Sales: Albany, Americus, Brooklet, Brunswick, Comer, Elbert County, Flovilla, Ft Oglethorpe, Garden City, Kingland, Lovejoy, Oglethorpe, Palmetto, Pendergrass, Portal, Sumter County, Swainsboro, Tunnel Hill, Varnell, Waycross, Whitfield County, Woodbine. (Bronwood, waiting results?)
This doesn’t mean that your favorite stores WILL be selling on that date, but they have the option to be open from 12:30pm to 11:30pm on Sunday. [GFIA.org]
pic: @MondayNightBrewing of @HopCity
Georgia is one of 3 remaining states that bans the off premise sales of beer and liquor on Sunday. Today that might truly change. After years of veto threats by previous Governor Sonny Perdue, staunch opposition from the Georgia Christian Coalition, and a year long debate – today the people have the chance to vote.
98 cities and 12 counties have Sunday Sales on the ballot today. Political analysts across the state of Georgia seem fairly confident that Sunday Sales will pass.
Live in Georgia and want to vote? You’ll need this link. —> http://www.sos.ga.gov/mvp/ The votes are based by city, not county. So if you live in a major metro county like Dekalb, see if your city will be voting on SB 10 http://www.decaturmetro.com/2011/11/04/no-sunday-sales-vote-in-dekalb/
Georgia is the last of 3 states, including Connecticut and Indiana.
Those wanting to buy beer on Sunday will get their chance to voice their opinion the matter November 8th. 97 of Georgia’s 159 counties will hold referendums on the sales off beer and wine off premise on Sundays. Georgia is one of 3 states left that banned the sales on Sunday, alongside Indiana & Connecticut. [AJC via @jasbragg ]
Tonight was a big night for alcohol in Georgia. Sunday sales (SB 10) has passed by a vote of 127-44, allowing for the state to sell alcohol off premise on Sunday. If you’re not in Georgia, here’s a bit about the alcohol situation in the state. Sales of alcohol (wine, beer, liquor) were only permitted between 12pm & 12 am (2 am for some counties) for ON premise only. That means bars. Grocery stores can sell beer and wine in the state, but not on sunday. That goes for all package stores.
For the first time in 8 years, the State of Georgia has a governor that would sign Sunday sales into law. With Nathan Deal’s signature, each of the state’s 157 counties can hold referendums to decide whether to allow sales.
Until tonight, Georgia was one of only three states that does not allow Sunday sales. The others are Indiana and Connecticut. <AJC>
Finally out of committee!!! From the Peach Pundit:
Sunday Sales advocates rejoice. The Senate Republican caucus has just voted and SB 10 will be allowed out of Rules and will be voted on as a stand alone bill, not as an amendment to SB 150, on Wednesday.
There are some technical corrections that need to be made to SB 10, so expect amendments. I would envision the amendment process to get quite lively. If you enjoy good political theater, get down to the Capitol early Wednesday, and bring a Costco sized tub of popcorn.
Creative Loafing’s “Fresh Loaf” is reporting that the Sunday Sales could see a floor vote today, but not as SB 10. Apparently there are enough senators demanding sunday sales see the light of day, so it has been attached to SB 150. If it passes, it would be up to local governments to allow or disallow the sales of beer/wine/liquor on Sunday.
From the Fresh Loaf Article:
While the bill came through the Regulated Industries Committee and Rules Committee ”clean”, the amendment to attach Sunday Sales is expected on the Senate floor. I’m told there is a heated battle among Senate heavyweights to demand the bill be “engrossed”, which would prohibit amendments. This generally from Senators who find a recorded vote on Sunday Sales a lose-lose for them, or who can profit from a non-vote as a win-win. The engrossment of a bill is usally only done on a finance or ethics bill, so a vote for engrossment on this bill can be viewed as a proxy for those who do not want a Sunday Sales vote.
Researching this situation. More to follow…
AJC Link —> http://bit.ly/e6dGrp
What You Need To Know:
– There are 2 bills up for vote, one in the House (HB 69), one in the Senate (SB 10)
– The Senate bill has stalled in the Rules committee Mid February.
– Republican Caucus held a secret vote, opting not to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.
– The House Bill actually passed the committee, but hasn’t reached the floor for a vote.
There are some interesting discussions on constitutionality of the situation and more.
Read The Access Atlanta Article Here —> blogs.ajc.com