State Senate Okays Bill Allowing Election Day Liquor Sales

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars, and retail stores on Election Day, would be lifted under legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday.

The measure would allow alcohol sales during hours that polls are open. It passed 29-8.

The measure, sponsored by Republican Sen. John Schickel of Union, now goes to the House for consideration.

Kentucky and South Carolina are the only two states that have such bans in place. In the past five years, similar bans have been lifted in Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Utah, and West Virginia.

Similar measures filed in Kentucky in past years have failed. The legislation is Senate Bill 13.


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