CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow the sale of liquor on Sundays.

Currently, liquor cannot be sold on Sunday in West Virginia.

“This bill seeks to change that by putting liquor sales on equal footing with beer sales,” said Delegate Moore Capito, R-Kanawha, the vice chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

That means liquor could be sold from 1 p.m. to midnight on Sundays.

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Eric Porterfield, R-Mercer

Delegate Eric Porterfield, R-Mercer, spoke out against the bill.

“I rise in opposition. I think any expansion of alcohol is not going to make West Virginia a better place to live, work or raise a family,” Porterfield said.

“We also have to look at the crime, the families that are going to be broken up and everything else going along with it.”

The bill wound up passing 85 to 13 with two absences.

It now goes to the Senate.

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