Duluth is considering a special election on the “Brunch Bill” to be held Nov. 6. File Photo

Duluth considering special election on “Brunch Bill”

Earlier this year, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 17, also known as the “Brunch Bill” to allow local communities an opportunity to hold a referendum to decide if they want earlier Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants. A majority of affirmative votes would allow the sale of alcoholic beverages beginning at 11 a.m. on Sundays for “consumption on premises.” Current law allows for Sunday sales to begin at 12:30.

A majority of Duluth city councilmembers are in favor of favor of authorizing the city’s Superintendent of Elections to conduct a special election on Nov. 6 to allow residents to decide. Because they are restaurant owners/alcohol licensees, Councilmembers Billy Jones and Marsha Anderson Bomar left the discussion.

Currently the only other Gwinnett city who is calling a special election solely for this referendum is Peachtree Corners.

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