Contact: Dave Steuber
May 1, 2012
State Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) announced Senate passage of a liquor reform bill that allows the Sunday sale of alcohol and strikes a balance between benefiting consumers and protecting small package store owners.
House Bill 5021, An Act Concerning Competitive Alcohol Liquor Pricing and Hours or Operation for Permittees, passed 28-6 in the Senate. The bill passed in the House last month and now goes to Governor Dannel P. Malloy to be signed into law.
“This bill reverses Connecticut’s long history of prohibiting sale of alcohol on Sundays. I see it as a real victory for consumers, who no longer have to cross the state line to buy beer and wine on Sundays and holidays,” Sen. Duff said. “This is a real compromise bill that proves lawmakers from both parties can work together and with the public to craft meaningful reform legislation. I also thank Governor Malloy for his leadership in winning Sunday sales of alcohol in Connecticut.”
The version of the bill approved today:
Legislative Office Building
Hartford, CT 06106-1591
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