A bill that would allow Sunday liquor sales is expected to die Tuesday because it failed to make the General Law Committee’s meeting agenda. Today is the last day that committee will be able to consider bills.
Proponents of the legislation could revive it as an amendment at some point or attach it to another piece of legislation, but at the moment it looks like it has been defeated.
Of course, those who cover the legislature know nothing is ever truly dead. Rep. Kathy Tallarita and Sen. John Kissel of Enfield told the Journal Inquirer they will ask the committee to revise the agenda so they can pass the bill along to the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee for consideration. It’s also possible it could be implemented as a budget item since the measure is expected to bring in revenue to the state.
Proponents of the legislation will likely revive the bill in some form and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he’s likely to sign such a measure, but refused to enter the legislative debate over the bill.
Click here for our coverage of the public hearing on the legislation.