Bill introduced to allow alcohol beverage sales on Christmas

Bill introduced to allow alcohol beverage sales on Christmas
Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock (Source: Arkansas State Senate)
Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock (Source: Arkansas State Senate)

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - It may soon be legal to purchase alcoholic beverages on Christmas Day, according to a bill filed Wednesday in Little Rock.

House Bill 1216, sponsored by Rep. Karilyn Brown, R-Sherwood, would repeal Arkansas Code 3-3-211, which bans the sales. The bill is also co-sponsored by Sen. Jane English, R-North Little Rock.

Under current law, anyone who sells intoxicating alcoholic liquors on Christmas Day can be found guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.

According to the state legislative website, the bill has not been sent to a legislative committee.

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