House approves change to Anniston Sunday alcohol sales bill
by Tim Lockette
Apr 25, 2013 | 5785 views |  0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A bill that would allow the Anniston City Council to approve Sunday alcohol sales cleared what may be its final legislative hurdle Thursday.

The Alabama House of Representatives voted Thursday to approve a change to the Anniston Ecotourism Beverage Bill that would clarify that the bill would not encroach on the powers of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

The House and Senate have both approved the bill, but Gov. Robert Bentley sent it back with the suggested change related to the ABC board last week. The governor has the power to send bills back with “executive amendments” to be approved by both houses before the bills get the governor’s signature.

Only four House members voted against the executive amendment. Among them were Rep. Randy Wood, R-Saks, and Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, both of whom had opposed the bill on its original passage.

The executive amendment was approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

Capitol & statewide correspondent Tim Lockette: 256-294-4193. On Twitter @TLockette_Star.

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