ATLANTA (AP) - Legislation paving the way for Sunday alcohol sales in grocery and convenience stores has been filed in the state Senate.
New Republican Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday if it ends up on his desk he'll sign it. Deal's predecessor, Sonny Perdue, had pledged to veto a Sunday alcohol sales bill and previous legislation stalled in the GOP-led General Assembly.
The bill would allow local communities to ask voters to decide if they want to allow Sunday sales.
Georgia is one of just three states that ban the Sunday sale of alcohol at stores. The other two are Connecticut and Indiana.
Christian groups in Georgia are vowing to fight the measure, arguing it sullies the Sabbath.