- Mike Rodak, ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter
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Legislation introduced last week in New York state to allow earlier beer sales at Buffalo Bills games will not make it to a vote.
The Buffalo News reported Tuesday that the bill has not moved in the state's assembly and will not reach a vote before the legislative session ends Thursday.
"It's dead," Assemblyman Sean Ryan told the newspaper.
The Bills had approached local lawmakers to push for a bill that would permit beer sales beginning at 11 a.m. for Sunday games with a 1 p.m. kickoff.
The objective of the measure was to bring more fans inside the stadium to consume alcohol in a "controlled" environment.
Most teams open their stadiums 90 minutes prior to kickoff and start beer sales at that point.
Under current law, the Bills cannot sell beer until noon for 1 p.m. games. All eight of the team's home games this season will kick off at 1 p.m.
A similar bill was proposed two years ago but failed, according to the newspaper. That proposal was resisted by some businesses around the Bills' stadium.
The Buffalo Bills' effort to start selling beer an hour earlier for Sunday home games has come up short.