Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill that would allow the sale of alcohol on Sundays.
The bill still needs to be signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy, although that should be a formality, as Malloy was the one who pushed for the bill in the first place. Once signed, package stores will be able to sell alcohol from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, including Memorial Day, Labor Day and the Fourth of July, and on Mondays following Sunday holidays, according to The Day.
“Once I sign this bill, Indiana will be the only state in the nation to ban Sunday sales,” Malloy said in a press release after the bill was passed by the senate. “It’s a measure that’s long past due and a good first step to making our state’s package stores more consumer friendly.”
In the release, Malloy said he is supporting a study that will look into lowering the cost of alcohol to consumers Malloy also said that the new bill is good for business owners, as Connecticut residents were going to other states to buy liquor on Sunday.
“Our current laws have cost Connecticut businesses millions of dollars as consumers have flocked over our borders in search of more convenient hours and lower prices,” Malloy said. “Like many other initiatives I’ve put forward since taking office, this bill has a simple focus: making Connecticut competitive once again.”