Morrow leaders to discuss putting “brunch bill” on fall ballot

Morrow leaders will discuss Tuesday whether to put legislation that would allow for earlier Sunday sales of alcohol -- the so-called “brunch bill” -- on the ballot this fall.

The Clayton County city is the latest in metro Atlanta to consider serving alcoholic beverages as early as 11 a.m. on Sundays.

Lawrenceville and Snellville in Gwinnett County passed such legislation in March, catching up with cities that approved “brunch bills” last year, including Atlanta, College Park, Conyers, Peacthree City, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Woodstock.

In a statement after the passage in Lawrenceville, Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson said, "Economists have shared that the passage of this referendum in local communities can positively impact businesses by nearly half-a-million in collective gross sales annually."

If Morrow leaders back the legislation, it could be placed on the ballot on Nov. 5.