By Amy Wenk
Restaurants in Georgia that already serve alcohol on Sundays would have two more hours to do so under legislation the Georgia House of Representatives approved Friday.
The so-called "Sunday brunch" bill, which passed 121-47, would expand the starting time for on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages on Sundays from 12:30 p.m. to 10:30 a.m.
After crunching the numbers, the Georgia Restaurant Association projects those additional two hours would generate $100 million a year for the approximately 4,000 restaurants that would qualify under the bill," said Rep. Brett Harrell, R-Snellville, the measure's chief sponsor.
The bill now moves to the state Senate.