Alabama Senate unable to override veto on liquor bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has failed to override the governor's veto of a bill that would allow small towns in dry counties to legalize liquor sales.

Proponents of the bill tried to get the Senate to override the veto Wednesday.

They got 13 yes votes and 15 no votes.

A proponent, Democratic Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe, says he hopes to get the Senate to reconsider the vote.

The bill by Democratic Rep. Jimmy Martin of Clanton would allow
towns with populations as small as 1,000 residents in dry counties
to vote to legalize the sale of alcohol.

It would also make sure that restaurants in Shelby and Houston counties can continue to sell liquor on Sunday.


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