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.