Later Closing For Bars PossibleSun, 21 Mar 2021 06:02:18 EDT
Bars could stay open until 4 A-M under legislation passed by the state House.
The bill lets local governments allow bars to extend last call and serve alcohol by two extra hours. Supporters say the bill gives businesses that have struggled during the pandemic another tool to recoup lost profits. Critics worry the late-night liquor sales will lead to increased drunk driving and substance abuse.
The legislation now goes to the state Senate for consideration.
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