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HB 175 - Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Passed (Senate) (18-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that allows towns located in dry counties to hold referendums on allowing the sale of liquor in their towns.

Highlights:
-Allows municipalities with 1,000 or more people (with exception of Clay, Randolph, and Blount Counties) to alter their status as dry or wet by means of a municipal option election (Sec. 1). -Requires each dry/wet election to be preceded by a petition signed by 30% of the residents who voted in the most recent general election (Sec. 1). -Outlines requirements to obtain a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages and gives guidelines for retention of the license (Sec. 2). -Requires beer sold by a licensed establishment (except keg beer) to be sold in bottles, cans or other containers not to exceed one pint or 16 ounces (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: A SIMPLE MAJORITY IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (54-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to override a veto of a bill that allows towns located in dry counties to hold referendums on allowing the sale of liquor in their towns.

Highlights:
-Allows municipalities with 1,000 or more people (with exception of Clay, Randolph, and Blount Counties) to alter their status as dry or wet by means of a municipal option election (Sec. 1). -Requires each dry/wet election to be preceded by a petition signed by 30% of the residents who voted in the most recent general election (Sec. 1). -Outlines requirements to obtain a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages and gives guidelines for retention of the license (Sec. 2). -Requires beer sold by a licensed establishment (except keg beer) to be sold in bottles, cans or other containers not to exceed one pint or 16 ounces (Sec. 2).
Note:

NOTE: A SIMPLE MAJORITY IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A GOVERNOR'S VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (49-23) - (Key vote)

Title: Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that allows towns located in dry counties to hold referendums on allowing the sale of liquor in their towns.

Highlights:
-Allows municipalities with 1,000 or more people (with exception of Clay, Randolph, and Blount Counties) to alter their status as dry or wet by means of a municipal option election (Sec. 1). -Requires each dry/wet election to be preceded by a petition signed by 30% of the residents who voted in the most recent general election (Sec. 1). -Outlines requirements to obtain a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages and gives guidelines for retention of the license (Sec. 2). -Requires beer sold by a licensed establishment (except keg beer) to be sold in bottles, cans or other containers not to exceed one pint or 16 ounces (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (17-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows towns located in dry counties to hold referendums on allowing the sale of liquor in their towns

Highlights:
-Allows municipalities with 1,000 or more people (with exception of Clay, Randolph, and Blount Counties) to alter their status as dry or wet by means of a municipal option election (Sec. 1). -Requires each dry/wet election to be preceded by a petition signed by 30% of the residents who voted in the most recent general election (Sec. 1). -Outlines requirements to obtain a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages and gives guidelines for retention of the license (Sec. 2). -Requires beer sold by a licensed establishment (except keg beer) to be sold in bottles, cans or other containers not to exceed one pint or 16 ounces (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (44-35) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Permitting Elections in Smaller Municipalities on Allowing Alcohol

Sponsors

  • James M. 'Jimmy' Martin (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
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