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Gov. Haslam expected to sign bill allowing Sunday liquor, wine sales

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The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill lifting the current ban on selling wine and liquor on Sundays.

The bill garnered 17 yes votes and 11 no votes.

The state House of Representatives passed the bill with amendments Monday. It will now head to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk, who is expected to sign the bill, according to his spokesperson, who issued a statement to News4 on Wednesday afternoon:

The governor is deferred to the will of the legislature on this bill as amended and while he reviews all bills in their final form when they are sent to his desk, he has indicated he will sign this bill.

Under the legislation, retail stores would not be able to sell until 2019, but package stores would be able to start selling immediately.

Wine and alcohol sales would still be banned on Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas.

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