House panel approves Sunday alcohol sales bill

Atlanta, GA - Not wanting to wait on the Senate to act, a House panel quickly passed its own version of legislation Wednesday morning allowing local voters to approve Sunday beer, wine and liquor sales at stores.

The House Regulated Industries Committee approved Sunday sales legislation with no opposition Wednesday. House Regulated Industries Chairman Roger Williams, R-Dalton, said he will push for a vote of the full House on the legislation, House Bill 69, rather than wait for the Senate to act on the issue.

A Senate committee approved similar legislation last week.

Gov. Nathan Deal has said he would sign a Sunday alcohol sales bill because it would give local voters the chance to decide the issue.