The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) sent a letter to Montana Governor Greg Gianforte urging him to sign House Bill 867, which would fully allow sales of distilled spirits products from state agency liquor stores on Sundays and Mondays, into law. The bill was recently approved by the state Senate by a vote of 42-7 and was approved by the state House on Monday by a vote of 81-13. Montana is one of seven states in the country that prohibits the retail sale of distilled spirits on Sundays.
“Across the country, states have modernized their marketplaces regarding alcohol sales laws, and since 2002, 21 states have passed laws permitting Sunday sales year-round, including a number of other control states,” said Andy Deloney, senior vice president and head of state public policy for DISCUS. “Montana remains one of only seven states that still has a Sunday sales ban. We respectfully ask Governor Gianforte to approve House Bill 867 in support of Montana consumers, local businesses and state revenues.”
Alabama, Montana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah are the only remaining states that prohibit Sunday sales.