The Alliance of Responsible Alcohol Retailers has started a new campaign called, “Change It Indiana” that seeks to build public support to allow Sunday carryout alcohol sales in Indiana, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The group, which includes Kroger, Marsh, Meijer, CVS and Circle K stores, argues that 47 states allow Sunday carryout sales and that Indiana loses about $9 million a year in tax revenue to alcohol sales in neighboring states. It seeks to legalize the sale of cold beer by convenience, drug and grocery stores.
Republican state Sen. Phil Boots of Crawfordsville said he will file a bill for next year’s legislative session for those alcohol law changes. A similar bill failed to advance in the Legislature this year.