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On November 8th, Oklahomans will finally be able to vote to modernize our beer & wine laws. Check out the SQ 792 language as it will appear on the ballot below.  

Click on the numbers to see helpful commentary explaining what each line of the question does.

Then, on November 8th, remember to look for SQ 792 LAST on the ballot, so you can make your voice heard!

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STATE QUESTION 792

RESOLUTION OR BILL NUMBER:
SJR 68
CITATION:
Adding a new Article 28A to the Oklahoma Constitution
SUBJECT:
Alcoholic beverages
ELECTION DATE:                                          
November 8
 
This measure repeals Article 28 of the Oklahoma Constitution and restructures the laws governing alcoholic beverages through a new Article 28A and other laws the Legislature will create if the measure passes.        The new Article 28A provides that with exceptions, a person or company can have an ownership interest in only one area of the alcoholic beverage business—manufacturing, wholesaling, or retailing. Some restrictions apply to the sales of manufacturers, brewers, winemakers, and wholesalers.        Subject to limitations, the Legislature may authorize direct shipments to consumers of wine.        Retail locations like grocery stores may sell wine and beer.      Liquor stores my sell products other than alcoholic beverages in limited amounts.        The Legislature must create licenses for retail locations, liquor stores, and places serving alcoholic beverages and may crate other licenses. Certain licenses must meet residency requirements. Felons cannot be licensees.        The Legislature must designate days and hours when alcoholic beverages may be sold and may impose taxes on sales.        Municipalities may levy an occupation tax. If authorized, a state lodge may sell individual alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption but no other state involvement in the alcoholic beverage business is allowed.        With one exception, the measure will take effect October 1, 2018.  

 

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RESOLUTION OR BILL NUMBER:
SJR 68
CITATION:
Adding a new Article 28A to the Oklahoma Constitution
SUBJECT:
Alcoholic beverages
ELECTION DATE:                                          
November 8th
BALLOT TITLE:
This measure repeals Article 28 of the Oklahoma Constitution and restructures the laws governing alcoholic beverages through a new Article 28A and other laws the Legislature will create if the measure passes.        The new Article 28A provides that with exceptions, a person or company can have an ownership interest in only one area of the alcoholic beverage business—manufacturing, wholesaling, or retailing. Some restrictions apply to the sales of manufacturers, brewers, winemakers, and wholesalers.        Subject to limitations, the Legislature may authorize direct shipments to consumers of wine.        Retail locations like grocery stores may sell wine and beer.         Liquor stores my sell products other than alcoholic beverages in limited amounts.        The Legislature must create licenses for retail locations, liquor stores, and places serving alcoholic beverages and may crate other licenses. Certain licenses must meet residency requirements. Felons cannot be licensees.        The Legislature must designate days and hours when alcoholic beverages may be sold and may impose taxes on sales.       Municipalities may levy an occupation tax. If authorized, a state lodge may sell individual alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption but no other state involvement in the alcoholic beverage business is allowed.      With one exception, the measure will take effect October 1, 2018.  
 

   FOR THE PROPOSAL:           Yes _________

   AGAINST THE PROPOSAL:   No _________

   FOR THE PROPOSAL:           Yes _________

   AGAINST THE PROPOSAL:   No _________

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