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House leader unsure of Sunday alcohol sales bill prospects

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The leader of the Indiana House isn’t making any predictions on the fate of a proposal to legalize Sunday carryout alcohol sales.

A House committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing Wednesday on the bill that would end Indiana’s status as the only state prohibiting retail carryout sales of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.

Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma said Thursday he didn’t know whether the proposal will reach the full House for a vote or whether it would have enough support to win passage.

The bill would allow groceries, pharmacies and liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other Sunday alcohol sales proposals have failed to advance in the Legislature in recent years.