Oklahoma Grocery Store Wine Proposal Being Renewed

May 20, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Supporters of a plan to permit some grocery stores in Oklahoma's most populous counties to sell wine plan to launch a new petition drive to put the proposal to a statewide vote.

The plan is promoted by the advocacy group Oklahomans for Modern Laws. The group's attorney, former Secretary of State Glenn Coffee, says it plans to resubmit the proposal to voters this summer about a year after it was withdrawn following a Supreme Court challenge.

Supporters were forced to withdraw the petition after legal proceedings against the proposed constitutional amendment delayed the start of the 90-day period in which supporters needed to obtain 155,216 signatures to place the issue on the November 6th general election ballot.

Supporters are now hoping for a vote in the November 2014 general election.