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St. Pat's Alcohol Bill Defeated in Senate

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A bill to allow Sunday alcohol sales on Saint Patrick's Day weekend was struck down today by the Georgia State Senate.

Senator Lester Jackson (D-District 2) sponsored the bill and says it will be modified and resubmitted.

"There are so many people who feel it's unfair for restaurants that sell food to allow them to serve alcohol.  It's unfair for package stores to sell adults beverages on Sundays and local bars are forced to close.  So this is a tremendous revenue stream," Senator Jackson said this afternoon in a phone interview with WSAV.

The current law says only bars and restaurants that make the majority of their profit from food can be open on Sundays.

This bill would have created an exception for any Sunday that falls between March 16 and March 18.

The bill had already passed in the House.

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