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Sunday alcohol sales proposed again

POSTED: January 14, 2009 9:43 a.m.
ATLANTA - As promised, supporters of Sunday sales of alcohol in Georgia are renewing efforts to change Georgia's law.

A bill filed Tuesday by Republican Sen. Seth Harp of Midland says local governments could call elections to let voters decide if they want to allow Sunday sales of beer, wine and liquor at grocery, convenience and liquor stores.

Alcoholic beverages already are sold on Sunday in restaurants and bars in much of the state.

Harp and other supporters say the Sunday sales could bring in millions of dollars in additional tax revenues.

The Sunday sales measure has failed to win approval for the past two years in the Georgia Legislature. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, a teetotaler and Christian conservative, has said he opposes allowing stores to sell alcohol on the Sabbath.

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