Prohibition doesn’t exist like it once did in the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s but portions of prohibition still exist today. In 2016 12 states still prohibited Sunday sales of wine, beer, and liquor.
Studies show that consumers want the option to buy alcohol on Sundays because they use Sundays to go shopping and buy other items. Liquor stores want the option to sell on Sunday because it’s an additional day of revenue and studies also show that states with prohibition on Sundays are missing out on $10 million in taxes.
We’re proud to say that we helped bring the number of states that prohibit Sunday sales closer to zero! We teamed up with MN Consumers First Alliance in 2016 to make a video for their campaign, Why Not Sundays. This video helped spread awareness and prompted citizens of Minnesota to contact their legislators to tell them it was time for a change.
On February 20, 2017 by a 85-45 vote, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed HF 30, the bill which would allow retail liquor stores to open on Sunday. If you want to see how representatives voted you can see that here.
On February 27, 2017 in a 38-28 vote, the Minnesota Senate passed Sunday sales. See how Senators voted here.
We may not all be Vikings fan but we’re happy that they have the option to buy a six pack of beer before the games!