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New state law on earlier Sunday liquor sales goes into effect this weekend

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia businesses that sell liquor bottles will be able to sell those items to patrons even earlier on Sundays, beginning this weekend.

According to the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA), you can now purchase liquor starting at 6 a.m. on Sundays in West Virginia, an earlier time from the previous 1 p.m. law.

“Retail liquor outlets that sell bottles to go may now start at 6 a.m. Prior to the passage of Senate Bill 2020, it was 1 p.m.,” Gig Robinson, Education/PIO with WVABCA told MetroNews.

The law goes into effect on Sunday, which was 90 days from its passage on June 24.

Senate Bill 561, known as the Brunch Bill, allowed for restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays beginning at 10 a.m.

Beer is still allowed to be purchased as early as 6 a.m. on Sundays in West Virginia.

“It could be a liquor store and others may also sell other type of products. Food products or pharmaceutical products. But it’s the sell of the bottle that patrons purchase and take home, that is changing from 1 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m.,” Robinson added.

The exceptions to the new liquor law is Christmas and Easter Sundays.

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