Arkansas is a step closer to becoming the 37th state to repeal "blue laws" that prohibited Sunday liquor sales.
A bill sponsored by State Sen. Robert Thompson was less a societal statement than an effort to increase revenue for the state.
It was signed into law last week by Gov. Mike Beebe. However, it is not an automatically all-inclusive change. Under it, local communities are allowed to vote whether liquor stores in their areas would be allowed to operate on Sundays. Conversely, they also may vote to further restrict sales.
The only states remaining with "blue laws" regulating Sunday alcohol sales are, alphabetically, Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia, according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS).
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