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West Virginia Senate Approves 'Brunch Bill'


A push to let West Virginia restaurants and other businesses serve alcohol on Sunday mornings has been approved by the West Virginia Senate.

Senators unanimously passed a bill that would move the start of Sunday alcohol sales from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m. In the past, the Senate has approved the bill, but it has failed for several years in a row in the House.

Restaurants, distilleries and wineries are among the businesses that would be able to sell alcohol earlier.

The bill would also lift the current ban on retailers selling liquor between midnight and 8 a.m., or selling on Sundays and Christmas.

The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.