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Alcohol Referendum 2018
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 17—the “Sunday Brunch Bill” or “mimosa mandate”—making it the law of the land and thrusting the state into the 21st  century. Residents in each city and county throughout  Georgia can now decide whether to allow the sale of alcohol at restaurants in their communities on Sundays beginning at 11 a.m. via a local referendum.

While Senate Bill 17 (SB 17) allows restaurants to serve alcohol on Sundays starting at 11 a.m. rather than 12:30 p.m., it seems the new law does not permit Georgia consumers to purchase alcohol before 12:30 p.m. from grocery or liquor stores.

SB 17 has taken close to two years to come to fruition. The last brunch bill (HB 535) to go to the Georgia General Assembly was in 2016. It passed the House but was stopped by the Senate Rules Committee.

The new law will have a significant impact on the bottom lines of thousands of Georgia restaurants.

On election day, November 6, 2018 City of College Park residents will consider, among other ballot initiatives, the "Brunch Bill". The link below is provided so that voters can have a clear understanding of this referendum.


SENATE BILL 17 - Alcohol Referendum


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