PASSED: Bars can open on Sunday in Baton Rouge

PASSED: Bars can open on Sunday in Baton Rouge

POSTED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:40pm

UPDATED: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 6:07pm

UPDATE: In an 8-3 vote, Metro Council votes to approve relaxation of blue laws when it comes to liquor. The ordinance will go into effect when the Mayor signs it, or in 12 days if he has not signed it.


ORIGINAL: The Metro Council is set to take up East Baton Rouge’s alcohol laws. One of the initiatives, however, has been deleted from tonight’s agenda.

The Council will only discuss the initiative to repeal Baton Rouge’s Blue law, which if passed would allow Sunday sales of alcohol and allow bars to stay open until midnight.

In the past this same proposal has failed, but those attempts would have allowed bars to remain open until 2:00 a.m. Councilwoman Gary, who brought the initiative to the council, thinks she has enough support now with that compromise.

Click here to learn more about why the compromise was made.

Councilman Addison, however, pulled his initiative from the agenda because the parish’s attorney is still reviewing it.

The debate over the Blue law repeal has begun. We will live tweet updates @NBC33 News.

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The additional shifts and flexibility of an additional open day can go a long way those to work part-time in the industry to help pay those extra bills, school expenses, or to help put money aside for the future.

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