On Tuesday, January 30, the Senate Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee voted 6 to 4 in favor of Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) better known as the ‘Brunch Bill’. The committee handles the licensing and regulating of Georgia’s utilities such as gas and electric as well as alcoholic beverages.
This latest iteration of the Brunch Bill would allow restaurants to serve alcohol and retail stores to sell beer and wine on Sundays beginning at 11 a.m. rather than 12:30 p.m. The new bill was introduced by Republican state senator Renee Unterman of Buford. She has referred to it as her “mimosa mandate”.