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Massachusetts House OKs Sunday morning alcohol sales

The state bill, which now moves to the Senate, would allow alcohol sales to begin at 10 a.m. rather than at noon.

Philadelphia bar Alcohol sales may soon commence as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays. Credit: Rikard Larma/Metro

On a voice vote and with no debate, Massachusetts House lawmakers on Wednesday afternoon approved legislation authorizing Sunday morning alcohol sales.

The bill is sponsored by Rep. Steve Howitt, a Republican of Seekonk, and cosponsored by Republican Reps. Kevin Kuros of Uxbridge and Elizabeth Poirier of North Attleboro.

The bill, which strikes the word noon and replaces it with 10 a.m. in the portion of the general laws governing a "common day of rest and legal holidays,"now moves to the state Senate.

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