LD 15
Session - 126th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number H-216, Sponsored by
LR 81
Item 2
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §4, sub-§1,  as amended by PL 2013, c. 2, §1, is further amended to read:

1. Hours for sale of liquor.   Except as provided in paragraphs A to D, licensees may sell or deliver liquor from 6 5 a.m. on any day until 1 a.m. of the following day.
A. Licensees may not sell liquor on Sunday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., except on March 17th.
B. Licensees may sell liquor on January 1st of any year from 12 midnight to 2 a.m.

(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.

D. Wholesale licensees may sell or deliver liquor to licensed establishments from 4 a.m. on any day until 1 a.m. the following day.’


This amendment replaces the bill, which proposes to amend current law to allow licensees to sell or deliver liquor as early as 5 a.m. any day of the week. This amendment allows for the 5 a.m. sale and delivery of liquor Monday through Saturday but maintains current law prohibiting sale until 9 a.m. on all Sundays, except for Sundays falling on March 17th.

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