Oklahoma: Liquor store owners start push for state question on alcohol laws
Source: Tulsa World
February 24, 2016
Frustrated with other modernization efforts, an industry group representing Oklahoma liquor store owners has launched its own push to get a state question on the November ballot to change the state’s alcohol laws.
The Oklahoma Retail Liquor Association filed documents with the Oklahoma Secretary of State on Tuesday for a ballot measure to get beer and wine in grocery stores.
The Retail Liquor Association’s proposed State Question 785 would allow cold, full-strength beer in grocery and convenience stores. The proposal would also allow for grocery stores to obtain wine licenses.
“If it survives challenges from the grocery stores, convenience stores, Walmart and any other group who does not feel it adds to their profit enough, we will gather the necessary signatures to put it on the ballot in November for a vote of the people,” the Oklahoma Retail Liquor Association said in a statement.