North Dakota Sunday Booze Bill Passes Sound Time Around
A bill that would allow establishments in North Dakota to sell alcohol an hour earlier on Sundays passed in the North Dakota Senate Friday.
According to The Bismarck Tribune, the bill was defeated Thursday by a single vote. But because some legislators were missing, they got to vote on it again Friday, and this time it passed.
The bill would allow establishments to begin serving alcohol at 11am on Sundays in North Dakota, as opposed to 12pm. The reason behind the bill is to make it easier for businesses in bordering cities to be competitive for lunchtime business on Sundays.
In Minnesota, businesses can begin serving alcohol at 10am on Sundays, while Montana can begin serving at 8am. South Dakota can serve even earlier than that, beginning at 7am.