Alcohol Sales

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State law prohibits the sale of alcohol on Sundays, but that could change under a new bill in the state Legislature.

Senate bill 77 would allow local governments to decide whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays from noon until 8 p.m.

Among the bill's supporters is Max Snyder, who owns a general store and restaurant in Granite. He says people come into his store on Sundays frequently, especially campers and fishermen who really want a beer on the weekend.

Senator Jennifer Veiga, a Democrat from Denver, says most people are responding well to her bill.

But a lobbyist for the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association says most store owners oppose Sunday sales.

And Senator Bob Hagedorn, a Democrat from Aurora, says the bill sends the wrong message for a state grappling with binge drinking on college campuses.