Wis. Senate Approves Earlier Alcohol Sales

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Buying booze in the early morning hours would get a little bit easier under a bill passed by the Wisconsin state Senate.

The measure approved on a bipartisan 23-8 vote by the Senate on Thursday would allow grocery and liquor stores to sell beer, wine and other liquor starting at 6 a.m. Current law forbids alcohol sales at retail stores before 8 a.m.

The proposal has been sailing through the Legislature so far. It cleared the Assembly on Tuesday on a voice vote. It now heads to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration.

The measure does not change the prohibition on selling liquor past 9 p.m. or beer past midnight. Local municipalities would be allowed to disallow the earlier sales in the morning if they wished.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/27/wis-senate-approves-earlier-alcohol-sales-2/ Wis. Senate Approves Earlier Alcohol Sales « CBS Minnesota

    […] [WCCO] Share this No comments // […]

  • http://heavytable.com/wisconsin-liquor-bill-progress-and-the-morning-roundup/ Wisconsin Liquor Bill Progress and the Morning Roundup | The Heavy Table - Minneapolis-St. Paul and Upper Midwest Food Magazine and Blog

    […] competition featuring fish from Lake Superior, a measure to allow liquor sales as early as 6am passed the Wisconsin senate, a class on food photography for food bloggers, and a Smack Shack lobster roll how-to and plug for […]

  • Murph

    With the rotten economy/depression.Everyone is distilling their own these days anyway.The stuff in the stores is just for the tourists and displaced people who pass thru on their way to Canada!

  • gulp

    Good for Wisconsin. They get all of our Sunday sales the way it is. May as well help boost their economy any way we can.

  • just sayin'

    Gotta have booze 24/7 in wiscornsin.

  • http://plainreviews.wordpress.com plainreviews

    Alcohol affects people differently. Some people after a night of drinking can sleep the day away but other people wake up early after a night of drinking. If you want to know why your body does this, this article gives a great explanation on it.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Thursday Night Football

Listen Live