BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota restaurants can now serve alcohol on Sundays beginning at 11 a.m. instead of noon.
North Dakota’s Legislature approved the measure earlier this year. The law went into effect on Saturday.
Democratic Rep. Marie Strinden of Grand Forks was the bill’s lead sponsor. She says North Dakota’s restrictions put cities bordering other states at a disadvantage because those states allow for earlier booze sales on Sundays.
The legislation does not allow for off-sale liquor sales. It also does not require restaurants to serve booze at the earlier time.
The measure’s fiscal note estimates the change could raise $143,000 in taxes over the next two-year budget cycle.
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