House committee approves Sunday alcohol sales bill in 12-1 vote

LAS VEGAS - MARCH 25: Grocery stores stock up on cold beer as March Madness and Cinco de Mayo spur hot weather demand in Las Vegas on March 25, 2013.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A bill that would allow Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana cleared another hurdle Wednesday.

The House Public Policy Committee approved the measure in a 12-1 vote, sending the bill to the full House.

House Bill 1051 allows Sunday alcohols sales from noon to 8 p.m. at grocery stores, package liquor stores, convenience stores, drug stores and restaurants.

Last week, the Senate Public Policy Committee passed its version of the bill in a unanimous vote that clears the way for a vote in the full Senate.