Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Signs Sunday-Morning Booze Bill
Congratulations, drunks! This summer, you will no longer find yourself in the annoying situation of not being able to buy booze at 6 a.m. on a Sunday.
Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill yesterday that relaxes laws regulating the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings.
Currently, there is a statewide ban on the sale of alcohol between 2 and 10 a.m. on that weekend day.
As you may know -- unless you've planned ahead like a responsible drunk -- those restrictions make getting hammered before church a little tricky.
Now, thanks to Brewer's signature, the ban will apply only between 2 and 6 a.m.
As we reported in February, the bill is a product of Representative Matt Heinz, who told us it's in response to some of his constituents who complained about not being able to buy booze for parties they were holding later in the day.
As we pointed out in February, much of Heinz's district covers areas of Tucson and its large population of University of Arizona students. Our only question is whether these "constituents" were wearing togas when they brought their alcoholic plight to the representative's attention.
Don't plan on starting the party at the break of dawn just yet, the new law doesn't go into effect until July 29.
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