It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

March 14, 2011 11:06 am

by Charlie · 13 comments

Sunday Sales advocates rejoice.  The Senate Republican caucus has just voted and SB 10 will be allowed out of Rules and will be voted on as a stand alone bill, not as an amendment to SB 150, on Wednesday.

There are some technical corrections that need to be made to SB 10, so expect amendments.  I would envision the amendment process to get quite lively.  If you enjoy good political theater, get down to the Capitol early Wednesday, and bring a Costco sized tub of popcorn.

John Vestal March 14, 2011 at 11:16 am

Gee, maybe the 12:30pm sales-start restriction will be amended so Falcons’ tailgaters heading out Sunday morning won’t still be screwed?

Charlie March 14, 2011 at 11:23 am

Now you’re just getting greedy.

But the start stop restriction’s wording, as I understand it, has problems in that it sets mandatory sales times for jurisdictions that allow the sale, not a window of allowed sales.

There’s also an issue of no repeal clause, though local sales referendums have repeal paths. Thus, if a county/municipality voted to go dry, they apparently would still be required to sell on Sunday under existing language.

Unless these are/were fixed in committee (they weren’t during the first pass thru Slo Go), there will need to be amendments. And once you start amending….

Calypso March 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

I predict one of the amendments offered is to allow Sunday Sales as long as there is no alcohol in the beer, wine, & booze.

John Vestal March 14, 2011 at 11:31 am

You will only be allowed to purchase wine which you, yourself, have just converted from water.

Muselaw March 14, 2011 at 12:11 pm

+10

Spacey G March 14, 2011 at 11:55 am

And just in time for Easter!

John Vestal March 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Unconfirmed rumor that The Easter Bunny has been spotted in possession of a fuzzy navel.

Lawton Sack March 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

That was hare raising, John. For your next Bloody Mary, I hope that they will double your celery.

Mike Hassinger March 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm

+11

Lawton Sack March 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Anybody know why the General Assembly calendar keeps showing that HB 69 (Sunday Sales) is/was scheduled for its third reading/vote every single day in the House? Are they required to do this on legislation that moves out of committee but is not taken up on the Floor?

Gen. Assembly Calendar: http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/calendars/hg/index.htm

HB 69: http://www1.legis.ga.gov/legis/2011_12/sum/hb69.htm

TPNoGa March 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Now I have the song “Weird Science” stuck in my head. Thanks.

Charlie March 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Is that the movie with Kelley LeBrock, or the Val Kilmer movie where they blow up the house with JiffyPop?

I mean, you’re welcome.

JRM2016 March 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Charlie,

The former is Weird Science, the latter is Real Genius.

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