Brunch Bill

Brunch Bill , Industry News ,

The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) was instrumental in the passage of SB 17, also known as the Brunch Bill. After more than four years of working on this initiative with Georgia lawmakers, the bill passed out of the Senate on February 13, 2018 and passed out of the House on March 12, 2018. ​

Communities in Georgia can now choose if they would like to roll back Sunday ​on-premise consumption sales hours from 12:30PM to 11:00AM.

Any municipality that already has Sunday sales will need to have a ballot referendum to make the change, however, any community that does not have Sunday sales will be required to have two ballot referendums: 1) to vote 'Yes' or 'No' to implementing Sunday sales, and 2) to decide if their local time will be 11:00AM or remain at 12:30PM.


FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE BALLOT REFERENDUM LANGUAGE​​

"Shall the governing authority of [your municipality] be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink from 11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.?"

YOUR VOICE, YOUR VOTE

​Spread awareness about voting YES on the Brunch Bill in November by adding content to your social media channels or newsletters. Use the hashtag #GABrunchBill. ​Use this site to register to vote, check your registration status, make changes to your registration record or apply for an absentee ballot.

2020 VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINES AND ELECTION DATES

RESTAURANTS

​The GRA has created a toolkit for you to utilize in encouraging your patrons to vote YES. The toolkit contains social media sample posts, newsletter sample posts, graphics and more. Click to open the Brunch Bill Communications Toolkit.


Earlier Sunday Sales Referendum ('Brunch Bill') has PASSED in the Following Municipalities

**The effective date for 11:00AM Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants is determined by the local municipality.**

Acworth
Albany
Alpharetta
Athens-Clarke County
Atlanta
Austell
Avondale Estates
​Baldwin County
Ball Ground
Berkeley Lake
Braselton
Brookhaven
Cairo
Calhoun County
Canton
Cartersville
Centerville
Chamblee
Chatham County
Cherokee County
Clarkston
Clarkesville
​Cleveland
Cobb County
College Park
Columbia County
Conyers
Cornelia
Covington
Cumming
Dallas
Decatur
Dacula
Dahlonega-Lumpkin County
DeKalb County
​Dougherty County
Douglas County
Douglasville
Dunwoody
Duluth
Eatonton
Emerson
Euharlee
Fayetteville
Flowery Branch
Forsyth County
Gainesville
Glynn County
Grayson
Greene County
Grovetown
Gwinnett County
Hall County
​Hampton
Hapeville
​Harlem

 

Henry County
Hiram
​Holly Springs
​Jackson County
Johns Creek
​Kennesaw
LaFayette
Lawrenceville
​Lee County
Lilburn
Locust Grove
​Macon-Bibb County
Madison
Marietta
McDonough
​​Milledgeville
Milton
Monroe County
Muscogee County
Newnan
Norcross
Oakwood
Paulding County
Peachtree City
Peachtree Corners
Perry
Pooler
Port Wentworth
Powder Springs
Putnam County
Richmond County
Richmond Hill
Rome
Rossville
Roswell
Sandy Springs
Savannah
Senoia
Sky Valley
Smyrna
Snellville
South Fulton
Spalding County
Statesboro
​Stockbridge
Stone Mountain
​Sugar Hill
Suwanee
Tucker
Tybee Island
Union City
Valdosta
Villa Rica
Walker County
Watkinsville
White
​Woodstock