CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha County Commission plans to allow residents of the county to vote as soon as possible on whether restaurants will be able to serve alcohol before 1 p.m. on Sundays.
Charleston’s business community widely supported SB 298 , which came to be known as the brunch bill because it will enable restaurants to serve alcohol as early as 10 a.m. on Sundays.“I will put it on the ballot as soon as I am legally able,” said Kanawha commission President Kent Carper.
The soonest the vote can take place is in November.
The law does not go into effect until June, so the commission will not be able to put it up for a vote until the November election.
Both Carper and Commissioner Dave Hardy are optimistic on the referendum’s chances in Kanawha County.
“I think it will pass in Kanawha County by over 70 percent…