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.
VIDEO: In other news
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 County, Alpharetta and Sandy Springs have also placed the issue on the ballot.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.