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SB 318 - Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Bill Cowsert voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Bill Cowsert made in this general time period.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BE ENACTED.

Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (147-7) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (32-18) -
Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (28-20) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that authorizes bars to sell alcohol on certain holiday weekends.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes the governing authority of a county or municipality to adopt a resolution or ordinance authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption from 12:30 P.M. until midnight on a Sunday on which a “spirited holiday” falls (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “spirited holiday” as the Fourth of July holiday, the Labor Day holiday, the Memorial Day holiday and the St. Patrick’s Day holiday (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes the following dates for each spirited holiday (Sec. 1):
    • Fourth of July is July 4 through July 6;
    • Labor Day is the day before the first Monday in September;
    • Memorial Day is the day before the last Monday in May; and
    • St. Patrick’s Day is March 16 through March 18.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Bars to Sell Alcohol on Certain Holiday Weekends

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