The Montana House passed, 81-13, and sent to Gov Greg Gianforte a bill that would allow the sale of distilled spirits from state agency liquor stores on Sunday and Monday. The measure previously passed the Senate.
The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. urged Gianforte to sign the measure. “Across the country, states have modernized their marketplaces regarding alcohol sales laws, and since 2002, 21 states have passed laws permitting Sunday sales year-round, including a number of other control states,” said Andy Deloney, senior vp and head of state public policy for DISCUS. “Montana remains one of only seven states that still has a Sunday sales ban. We respectfully ask Gov. Gianforte to approve House Bill 867 in support of Montana consumers, local businesses and state revenues.”