LD 216
Session - 126th Maine Legislature
LR 624
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Extend the Hours for the Sale of Liquor on Sunday When St. Patrick's Day Is on a Sunday

Emergency preamble. Whereas,  acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas,  this legislation needs to take effect before the expiration of the 90-day period in order to enhance business opportunities for establishments in connection with the upcoming observance of St. Patrick's Day; and

Whereas,  in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §4, sub-§1, ¶A,  as amended by PL 1995, c. 159, §1, is further amended to read:

A. Licensees may not sell liquor on Sunday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. , except on March 17th.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.


Current law prohibits the sale of liquor on Sunday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. This bill provides that this prohibition does not apply when St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, falls on a Sunday.

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