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Legislation to restrict liquor sales passed metro council committee vote

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A proposal to cut down the time liquor stores can sell to customers in certain city districts is now one step closer to going into effect.

On Tuesday, the Louisville Metro Public Safety Committee passed the ordinance which would change the cut off time to buy liquor to 2 a.m. instead of 4 a.m.

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The proposed legislation would affect 28 stores in seven Louisville districts, many of them in west Louisville. Right now, the stores hold extended hours licenses which allow them to sell packaged liquor until 4 a.m.

Backers of the plan brought the proposal to the Metro Public Safety Committee for review saying it is a matter of quality of life. Others said drying up alcohol sales is not the answer to ending crime.

Now that the measure passed the committee vote, the full Metro Council will debate the issue and vote.

The hours for selling liquor by the drink at bars and restaurants in the affected area will not change regardless of whether or not the legislation goes through.

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