Milton has advanced a proposal for a Nov. 6 referendum asking residents to approve earlier alcohol serving hours on Sunday. Emma Janzen/American-Statesman/AJC FILE

Milton voters may decide Sunday alcohol hours

The Milton City Council has given a first reading to an ordinance that calls a Nov. 6 referendum asking residents to roll back the beginning of Sunday alcohol serving hours to 11 a.m., 90 minutes earlier than currently permitted.

The ordinance references Senate Bill 17, also known as the “Sunday Brunch Bill” or “Mimosa Law,” passed earlier this year by the state Legislature that allows earlier serving hours Sunday with voter approval.

The measure applies to any licensed establishment that derives at least 50 percent of its total annual gross sales from the sale of prepared meals or food, or at least 50 percent of total annual gross income from the rental of rooms for overnight lodging.

A second reading and final vote on the measure is expected July 23.

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