Friday, February 29, 2008

House Panel Okays Sunday Liquor Sales Bill

A House committee approved Thursday a bill that would open the door to Sunday sales of liquor in Colorado.

The vote was 8-3. The committee rejected as out of order an amendment by assistant minority leader David Balmer, R-Centennial, that would have permitted convenience stores to sell full-strength beer.

Under current law grocery stores can sell 3.2 beer.

Several convenience store owners testified in opposition to SB 82.

The bill now moves to the House floor. It has already passed the Senate.