Legislation that would have expanded Sunday alcohol-pouring hours in Georgia restaurants by two hours is officially off the table for this year.
Karen Bremer, executive director of the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), in an email Wednesday said House Bill 535 is “officially dead.” Bremer has been a strong supporter of HB 535, also called the Sunday Brunch bill, which has been brought before the Georgia General Assembly for the past two years.
Bremer wrote, “Again ‘leadership' would not allow it to move. Our team did a commendable job and worked hard to get this issue to top awareness for legislators, consumers, and of course, the press. We will work again next session to get it passed and utilize the techniques we mastered this session.”
The legislation would have allowed municipalities to opt in to permit their restaurants to start serving alcohol on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Today, restaurants must wait until 12:30 p.m. to pour a drink