Indiana now the only state to prohibit Sunday retail alcohol sales

May 3, 2012

Lawmakers in Connecticut have voted to end a ban on Sunday liquor sales.

That leaves Indiana as the only state that prohibits retail alcohol sales on Sunday.

Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers president John Livengood doesn’t expect the change in Connecticut to have any effect on the law here.

He says Connecticut only allows alcohol to be sold in liquor stores, while Indiana permits supermarkets and drugstores to sell it.

Livengood adds Connecticut liquor store owners supported the repeal of the ban, while Indiana liquor stores have fought for years to keep it in place.

He says three years ago an Indiana legislative study recommended against repeal, and legislative leaders have shown no sign they‘re willing to grant a hearing to a proposal to lift the ban.