An Act To Amend the Authorized Hours during Which Liquor May Be Sold and Purchased
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §4, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2001, c. 21, §1, is further amended to read:
(1) In areas in which liquor may be sold except on Sundays, if January 1st falls on a Monday, licensees may sell or deliver liquor between 9 p.m. Sunday, December 31st and 2 a.m. January 1st, notwithstanding any local option decisions to the contrary.
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §4, sub-§§5 and 6, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4, are repealed.
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA §353, as amended by PL 1997, c. 373, §40, is further amended to read:
§ 353. Business hours
State liquor stores and agency liquor stores may be open for the sale and delivery of liquor between the hours of 6 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. in municipalities and unincorporated places that have voted in favor of the operation of state liquor stores under local option provisions. Notwithstanding any local option decisions to the contrary, state liquor stores and agency liquor stores may be open from 9 5 a.m. Sunday to 1 a.m. the next day. The alcohol bureau shall establish the hours of operation of each state liquor store.
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA §1077, sub-§2, ¶C, as amended by PL 1997, c. 656, §3, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 28-A MRSA §1355-A, sub-§2, ¶E, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 629, §22, is amended to read:
This bill allows a holder of a liquor license to sell or deliver liquor from 5 a.m. on any day until 1 a.m. of the following day except in those areas in which liquor may not be sold on Sundays. The bill also amends sections of law that deal with the sale of liquor on Sundays to reflect this change.