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Last updated 9:42AM ET
March 6, 2021
Panel OKs Bill To Allow Cities of Any Size To Vote To Serve Alcohol
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A state House committee has approved a bill allowing any city or town in a dry county in Alabama to vote to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages.

Currently cities with a population of 7,000 or more in dry counties can hold an election to legalize liquor sales. The House Tourism and Travel Committee Wednesday approved by voice vote a bill that would allow any municipality, regardless of size, to hold a wet-dry vote.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Martin of Clanton, calls for a wet-dry vote to be held if 25 percent of a town's residents sign a petition. Martin said the bill would also allow citizens of wet cities to vote to become dry.

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