Gov. Deal says he'll sign bill to let bars open on Sunday during St. Patrick's

Morris News Service

 

 

ATLANTA – Gov. Nathan Deal intends to endorse legislation allowing Savannah bars to sell alcohol on Sunday afternoons that fall during a St. Patrick’s Day weekend, his spokesman said.

The legislation is awaiting the governor’s signature after the House passed it 147-7 Monday.

Deal doesn’t normally comment on legislation he didn’t propose, and so the Chatham County delegation planned to send him a letter and request a meeting with him to plead for quick action.

“Governor plans on signing it,” was the message Deputy Chief of Staff Brian Robinson sent in reply to a reporter’s inquiry.

The legislation permits bars to sell alcohol during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, something restaurants in Savannah already can do.

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