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New law allows Sunday morning drink sales in New York

Posted at 2:44 PM, Sep 07, 2016

 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- You'll now be able to order a Sunday mimosa, bloody mary or pint of beer two hours earlier in New York state.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation allowing bars and restaurants to begin serving alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The previous time had been noon.

The change is one of several included in the new law. It also cuts some fees and regulatory red tape for breweries, wineries, cider makers and distilleries and authorizes wineries to sell their product in growlers.

Cuomo says the reforms will help the fast-growing craft alcohol industry and reduce some of the burden of the state's prohibition-era liquor regulations.