ND Senate votes down bill to allow off-sale alcohol on Thanksgiving

Published: Mar. 26, 2023 at 6:41 PM CDT
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BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - You won’t be able to buy booze to be taken off-site for consumption on Thanksgiving anytime soon.

The North Dakota Senate defeated House Bill 1335, a bill that would have removed the current restriction on the off-sale of alcoholic beverages after 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Those in favor of the bill say the restriction is an undue burden on businesses.

”I, for one, won’t be out there buying anything because I have to get up early to pheasant hunt, but let this be a business decision and vote green,” said Senator Scott Meyer, R-Grand Forks.

The only restriction on off-sale alcohol is Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Off-sale on Easter is legal. The bill failed the Senate by a vote of 14-31.