Senate Passes Bill to Allow Sale of Alcohol Before Noon On Sundays

The Massachusetts State Senate passed a bill today which would allow off-premise licensees to sell alcoholic beverages at retail before noon on Sundays. The bill was sponsored by State Senator Steven Howitt of Seekonk. The bill will now be considered by the House.

The full text of the bill:

SECTION 1. Paragraph 52 of section 6 of chapter 136 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 168, the words “12:00 noon” and inserting in place thereof the following words: – 10:00 a.m.