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  Proposal to allow [TX] Sunday liquor sales on table
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Last EditedDFWDem  Feb 23, 2009 11:26am
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News DateMonday, February 23, 2009 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionClosed signs on Sunday are nothing new at liquor stores but proposed state legislation might make it a day of business for stores across Texas.

And there are mixed reactions to the proposed legislation.

House Bill 863 would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays.

Blue laws were put in place to enforce religious standards but many have already been overturned. They limit things like liquor sales and store hours on Sundays, but that could soon be overturned if lawmakers have their way.

Representative Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, said it would help generate sales tax at a time when we can use all the money we can get.

"We would generate anywhere from $5 to $8 million in sales tax. At this point, we can't give you the accurate number because we've never done it before," Rep. Gutierrez said.
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