DeKalb County puts ‘Brunch Bill’ on the ballot

UPDATE: The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the “Brunch Bill” referendum on Tuesday.

DeKalb County is expected to join the list of Georgia locales where residents will get a chance to approve earlier Sunday alcohol sales.

In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the “Brunch Bill” that allows voters to decide if adult beverages can be sold in their county or municipality at 11 a.m. on Sunday instead of 12:30 p.m. But governing agencies face a deadline to approve the referendum in time for it to go on the ballot this fall.

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Come Saturday or Sunday, or any given day, most Atlantans choose to bypass breakfast altogether and opt for the ever-popular brunch options around town. Mixing the savory with the sweet, your taste buds will thrive in this breakfast/lunch mash-up meal.

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If DeKalb commissioners approved the matter on Tuesday, voters will consider implementing the “Brunch Bill” during the November 6 general election. 

Other DeKalb municipalities have also approved a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales, including Decatur. In Metro Atlanta, Cobb CountyAlpharetta and Sandy Springs have also placed the issue on the ballot.

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