Ohio Considers Bill To Bypass Voters Re: Sunday Liquor Sales

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Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow restaurants and bars to sell liquor on Sundays without having to obtain a special permit.

Right now, only businesses that have asked voters for special permits can sell alcohol on Sundays. The Ohio Restaurant Association supports the bill to wipe out the need for that license, saying it will help businesses hit hard by coronavirus.

But Robert Young, whose company helps businesses obtain those permits, says the bill would take local control away from communities that reject those ballot initiatives. “In some areas, they just don’t want it and have rejected it again and again.”

The bill would also expand opportunities for alcohol sales at airports.