It’s always awkward when you’re asked to bring the beer to Thanksgiving dinner, but you forget you can’t buy it on that particular Thursday. Well if you forget this year, you may have the North Dakota Legislature to thank for saving your skin. The house passed a bill making Thanksgiving Day alcohol off-premise sales legal by a narrow 48-42 vote. It now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Here’s how they voted. Minot area legislators are emphasized in bold. For more coverage, check out The Dakotan article linked below.
HB 1335: A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 5-02-05 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to allowing off sale of alcoholic beverages on Thanksgiving; and to provide a penalty.
YEAS: Bahl; Bosch; Boschee; Conmy; Cory; Dakane; Davis; Dobervich; Dockter; Fegley; Fisher; Grueneich; Hager; Hanson; Hatlestad; Hauck; Headland; Heinert; Henderson; Ista; Jonas; Kasper; Lefor; Longmuir; Louser; Marschall; Martinson; Mock; Motschenbacher; Murphy; Nathe; Nelson; O’Brien; Olson, J.; Ostlie; Porter; Prichard; Pyle; Richter; Roers Jones; Ruby, D.; Ruby, M.; Schneider; Schobinger; Schreiber-Beck; Thomas; Toman; Wagner
NAYS: Anderson, B.; Anderson, D.; Anderson, K.; Bellew; Beltz; Brandenburg; Christensen; Dyk; Frelich; Hagert; Heilman; Holle; Hoverson; Johnson, J.; Karls; Kempenich; Kiefert; Klemin; Koppelman; Kreidt; McLeod; Meier; Monson; Novak; Olson, S.; Rios; Rohr; Sanford; Satrom; Schatz; Schauer; Steiner; Stemen; Strinden; Swiontek; Timmons; Tveit; VanWinkle; Vetter; Vigesaa; Weisz; Speaker Johnson, D.