Senate passes ‘Sunday brunch’ bill

[private]Legislation that would allow the sale of alcoholic drinks at an earlier hour on Sundays — SB 17 — was adopted 38-18 by the state Senate Tuesday.

Popularly known as the “Brunch Bill” or the “Mimosa Mandate,” SB 17 would authorize local governments to call referendums on allowing restaurants, hotels, and farm vineyards to start serving at 11 a.m. on Sundays.

“It’s had a lot of media attention, but I think everyone understands what they’re voting on,” said Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford).

The bill now moves to the House of Representatives.

The House on Tuesday voted 154-14 to pass HB 751, Rep. Alan Powell’s bill to upgrade the administration of 9-1-1 emergency services in the state.

House members also voted 170-0 to adopt HB 654, which would implement the latest recommendations of the Georgia Child Support Commission.

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