ATLANTA — The proposal to allow Georgia voters to decide whether they want to be able to buy alcohol on Sundays is headed to the Senate floor after breezing through a committee weighing the issue.
Sunday sales has been a hotly debated topic in recent years, as religious groups consistently opposed the idea and former Gov. Sonny Perdue vowed to veto any law passed in the Legislature approving the measure.
Those who spoke in support of the bill on Wednesday say the issue is not a moral one, but a question of economic fairness, competition and common sense.
The proposal would let voters decide in local referendums whether they want Sunday alcohol sales between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. If approved, the issue could be before voters as soon as this fall.