The Minnesota House voted to approve a bill that would allow Minnesotans to buy liquor – in Minnesota – on Sundays.
But there's a big "if."
For a bill to become a law, both the House and Senate have to approve identical bills, then the governor has to sign it. The House approved the bill – but the Senate hasn't voted on it yet. And it's not clear if it'll even pass the Senate.
The text is a little different than the version the House passed at this point, and doesn't include the delivery stipulation.
If the bill ends up matching the House version and gets passed by the Senate, then it would go to Gov. Mark Dayton. He's said he would sign it, the Pioneer Press noted.
Last year both the House and Senate made last-ditch attempts to repeal the ban by tacking it onto another bill as an amendment. And both times it got voted down.
Arguments for and against it
Minnesota is one of only 12 states that prohibit Sunday liquor sales.
They have made some advances, like allowing breweries and brewpubs to sell growlers on Sundays, but not a full repeal of the ban.
Some lawmakers (see this list from MN Beer Activists) believe Sunday liquor sales could hurt small, independent liquor stores that can’t afford to be open on Sundays.