Alabama lawmakers acquire taste for Sunday sales, draft beer

By Mike Cason | mcason@al.com 

People in more than a dozen Alabama cities and six counties could soon be able to buy alcohol on Sunday or buy draft beer because of new legislation.

The Alabama Legislature this year approved more than 20 bills to expand the availability of alcoholic beverages, mostly by allowing Sunday sales and draft beer in cities and counties where those were prohibited.

That’s about twice as many alcohol bills as normal from lawmakers.

In the previous 10 years, they never approved more than nine, according to the Legislature’s online bill tracking system.

A lobbyist for a faith-based group watched the surge and says he’s disappointed to see more ways to sell a product that causes much misery.

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