Senate OKs Pineville's request for alcohol vote

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Citizens of Pineville are closer to being able to vote on whether to allow restaurants in their city to sell alcohol.

The Town Talk reported a bill that would allow the city to call an election on the "restaurant only" option cleared the Louisiana Senate by a 24-0 vote Thursday.

The bill now goes to the House of Representatives and, if it passes there, to Gov. Bobby Jindal for his signature.

City officials are hoping to get a proposition on the ballot in October.

All alcohol sales are currently prohibited in Pineville.