A Senate bill that would increase the amount of income a restaurant bar can derive from alcohol sales now has an amendment to it that would also allow alcohol sales on election days. Both the original bill, Senate Bill 40, introduced by Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, and the amendment, which comes from a House bill introduced by Rep. Arnold Simpson, D-Covington, are bad news for Kentuckians and clearly demonstrate how the alcohol industry will never be satisfied until all of our communities are awash in this dangerous but legal drug.
Senate Bill 40 will have the general effect of turning what are now restaurants with some alcohol sales into pubs. And, of course, the amendment really begs the question, “Does Kentucky really need drunk voters going to the polls?’
If you would like to see this bill defeated, please call the toll free legislative message at 800-372-7181 and leave a message with the receptionist for your state senator. Call Monday through Thursday after 7 a.m. EST weekdays and until 11 p.m. EST. Call until 6 p.m. EST on Fridays.