24 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. [i] (2007-2008)

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VOLUME 24                    NUMBER 1                     FALL 2007
Package of bills related to alcoholic beverages which would have affected
various  titles ............................................................................................................. I
Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages Generally
Bill Number: SB 26
Summary: This bill would     have  allowed  counties  and
municipalities that currently permit the sales of alcoholic
beverages to authorize the retail sale of malt beverages and wine at
any time on Sunday. The bill would also have provided for
procedures for its implementation.
Bill Number SB 55
Summary: This bill would have authorized restaurant patrons to
remove for off-premises consumption a resealed, partially
consumed bottle of wine that was purchased with a meal. It also
would have provided that a resealed, partially consumed bottle of
wine that was purchased with a meal is not an open alcoholic
beverage container for purposes of the prohibition against
possessing an open container of alcohol in the passenger area of a
motor vehicle.
Regulation of Alcoholic Beverages Generally
Bill Number: SB 137
Summary: This bill would have provided that in each county or
municipality where sales of alcoholic beverages by retailers are
lawful, the county or municipality could authorize retail sales of
alcoholic beverages, including beer, wine, and spirits, on Sundays
from any period of time from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight, if
approved by a referendum. A public election would be held to vote
on whether to allow Sunday sales. If the county or municipality
approved Sunday sales, upon receipt of a proper resolution or
ordinance of the governing authority or upon receipt of a written
petition signed by at least thirty-five percent of the registered

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