Sunday liquor sales, permanent park tax included in Super Tuesday elections
The upcoming election ballots on March 3 will include more than just presidential hopefuls for residents of the City of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties. Residents of OKC will be able to vote on an initiative petition election City to consider a permanent 1/8-cent sales tax for parks, and both Cleveland and Oklahoma County residents will vote to decide whether to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays.
SUNDAY LIQUOR SALES
Voters in seven counties, including Oklahoma and Cleveland counties, will include a ballot measure that, if approved, would allow liquor stores to open on Sundays. This potential change was made possible by legislation signed by then-Governor Fallin in 2017, which allows package retail liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sundays on a county-option basis.
If approved, liquor stores can open on Sundays from noon to midnight. Local grocery and convenience stores can now sell beer and wine on Sundays and this would level the playing field for liquor stores, which have seen a decrease in beer and wine sales to those stores as a result of allowing wine in grocery and convenience stores under SQ 792.
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s board of directors has voted to support Sunday liquor sales as part of the ongoing modernization of Oklahoma’s liquor laws.
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