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Old 02-09-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Then, whats the point?
I read that 2x myself. If the bill passes then counties/municipalities can vote on the issue.

'Local city councils and county commissioners would have to decide whether to put the issue to voters in the same way they are now allowed to ask voters to approve alcohol sales at restaurants and bars on Sundays.'
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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The legislation is only to allow us to vote. The vote that would take place as a result of the legislation, and not the current piece of legislation, is what would allow alcohol to be sold (or to keep things as they are).
The point is (in my very jaded view of things) to allow the legislators to pass the buck and avoid any backlash or political consequences.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:09 PM
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The point is (in my very jaded view of things) to allow the legislators to pass the buck and avoid any backlash or political consequences.
And in MY jaded view of things, even if this bill passes, who's to say the various local governments are going to put it on the ballots? They may decide not to, or not be competent to remember to, or they might refuse to and prefer a legal battle.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Indeed. I think the only safe bets here (on ultimate approval of Sunday sales) are the localities within 285. I'm fine with local decisions, but this still boils down to a church and state issue at the end of the day. No other honest explanation.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I read that 2x myself. If the bill passes then counties/municipalities can vote on the issue.

'Local city councils and county commissioners would have to decide whether to put the issue to voters in the same way they are now allowed to ask voters to approve alcohol sales at restaurants and bars on Sundays.'


I forgot about that part of the option, folks .
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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This will happen. Finally. Of course, as the bill is written it only allows for communities to have local referendums on the issue -- it doesn't change the law statewide. So Sunday sales won't happen just like that (snap!).
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:43 PM
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Indeed. I think the only safe bets here (on ultimate approval of Sunday sales) are the localities within 285. I'm fine with local decisions, but this still boils down to a church and state issue at the end of the day. No other honest explanation.
Of course, and now they aren't even hiding that fact, like they did during Perdue's years.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Let's be real here, we all know that the football loving southerners who back the GOP love this new sunday law proposal. But realistically, GA has a lot of backwards laws and costly laws for petty marijuana possession (which BTW causes less death than alcohol). This new thing is nothing to brag about IMO... Certainly not a decision based upon intelligent insight... and I think that this law is more about Georgians letting go of their pride and joining the rest of the educated country... Kudos to ya'll
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:03 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Indeed. I think the only safe bets here (on ultimate approval of Sunday sales) are the localities within 285. I'm fine with local decisions, but this still boils down to a church and state issue at the end of the day. No other honest explanation.


It will pass outside of 285. Most people drink. Ga has a lot more drinkers verses people who dont drink.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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It will pass outside of 285. Most people drink. Ga has a lot more drinkers verses people who dont drink.
Of course, you're right. It will pass in other areas. I grew up in deep south Georiga, and many there still maintain a very strong "Sunday is the Lord's Day" attititude about this (no one go nutso on me, I'm not saying that attitude is wrong) and would never vote for Sunday sales, even though they will happily drink (a lot) after Sunday School and Church. Go figure.
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