HARTFORD, CT (AP / CBSNewYork) – A bill that would allow Connecticut package stores to sell alcohol on Sundays has passed its first legislative hurdle.
WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The StoryREAD MORE: Rookie NYPD Officer Sumit Sulan Hailed A Hero For Quick Actions In Deadly Harlem Shooting
Members of the state legislature’s Committee on General Law voted 14-3 in favor of the bill Tuesday.READ MORE: MTA Addresses Subway Safety After 2 Recent Shoving Incidents, Including 1 Fatal
The bill is a modified version of legislation proposed by Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy. It allows for Sunday sales, streamlines alcohol permits and creates a task force to study industry deregulation. Committee members said it would help small businesses be more competitive.
Office of Policy and Management spokesman Brian Durand said that Malloy will support the legislation and push for it to do more for consumers.MORE NEWS: Standoff In Nassau Between County Executive Blakeman And Gov. Hochul Over Masks In Schools Continues
(TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2012 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)