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Indiana Sunday alcohol sales? Dead for this year

INDIANAPOLIS – The chairman of an Indiana House committee says the panel won’t vote on a bill that would end Indiana’s longtime ban on Sunday retail alcohol sales.

House Public Policy Chairman Bill Davis said Wednesday he’s decided against conducting a committee vote on the measure. The Indianapolis Star reports ( that Davis’ decision means Indiana residents who want to buy carry-out alcohol on Sundays will have to wait at least another year.

As the committee’s chairman, Davis has the sole decision of whether to hold a vote on bills.

Supporters of allowing Sunday sales say it would be more convenient for customers and eliminate an outdated law.

Indiana is the only state that prohibits retail carryout sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.