Bill would ban alcohol sales on holidays in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina lawmakers want to make holiday family gatherings more sobering.

A bill up for debate Wednesday in a House subcommittee would ban alcohol sales on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day. The bill is sponsored by two dozen House members.

The measure expands the state's ban on Sunday and election day alcohol sales. Punishment could climb to a $2,000 fine or two years in prison for violators.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.