Proposed Texas Bill Would Change Sunday Alcohol Sales

Chris Fox
April 10, 2019 - 9:28 am

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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - Having to wait till noon on Sundays to buy beer and wine in Texas may soon become a thing of the past. 

State Representative Drew Springer’s bill would make it legal to buy beer and wine on Sundays starting at 10:00 a.m. 

Springer pitched the legislation to members of the State House Licensing & Administrative Procedures committee as a convenience. “Being able to move this up will help those citizens get to their tailgating, get to their day. There’s no evidence when Minnesota passed it two years ago that there was any increase in alcohol sales.”

Springer is no stranger to fighting blue laws. He’s been pushing similar legislation for years. “I have evolved this bill from when I started as a freshman (2012) at 7 AM to then 8 AM to then 9 AM…now I’m at 10 AM and I finally got a hearing.”

Springer testified that if the bill becomes law Texas would be following a national trend. “This is something that 34 states have already done. This is a convenience factor to our citizens.”