Monday, March 17, 2008

Sunday Liquor Sales Bill Gets Preliminary House OK

The House gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that will allow liquor stores to open on Sundays.

SB 82 would take effect July 1. The House defeated a proposed amendment by Rep. Douglas Bruce, R-Colorado Springs, to strip the bill's "emergency clause." That means the measure is not subject to a referendum.

The bill is sponsored by Sen. Jennifer Veiga, D-Denver, and Rep. Cheri Jahn, D-Golden.