Indiana Statehouse

The Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis is shown in this February 2018 photo.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — People will be able to legally buy carryout alcohol from Indiana stores on a Sunday for the first time in living memory starting this weekend.

That's because Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to sign a bill repealing Indiana's ban on those sales. The governor will join legislative leaders for a bill signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse.

Indiana Senate advances Sunday retail alcohol sales proposal to Gov. Holcomb. Law could take effect as early as March 4.
Indiana House approves Sunday retail alcohol sales. A final Senate vote will send proposal to governor.

The bill takes effect immediately, which means Sunday alcohol sales will be allowed beginning this weekend at liquor stores, pharmacies, convenience stores and big-box retailers.

After repeated failed attempts to rewrite the Sunday sales law, the rival trade groups representing liquor stores and groceries reached a deal backing the change.

Indiana's Sunday ban stretches back to the 1850s and stayed in place after national alcohol prohibition was overturned in 1933.

Check back at nwi.com for updates.

See some of the laws in Indiana enacted in 2017 here:

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