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41-2646.Sale of liquor by the drink in public places; election to prohibit or permit. (a) The board of county commissioners may, by resolution, or shall, upon a petition filed in accordance with subsection (b), submit to the qualified electors of the county at any state general election a proposition to:

(1) Prohibit the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink in public places within the county;

(2) permit the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink in public places within the county which derive not less than 30% of their gross receipts from the sale of food for consumption on the premises; or

(3) permit the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink in public places within the county without a requirement that any portion of their gross receipts be derived from the sale of food.

(b) A petition to submit a proposition to the qualified voters of a county pursuant to this section shall be filed with the county election officer. The petition shall be signed by qualified electors of the county equal in number to not less than 10% of the electors of the county who voted for the office of secretary of state at the last preceding general election at which such office was elected. The appropriate version following shall appear on the petition:

"We request an election to determine whether the sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink in ______ county shall be (prohibited in public places) (allowed in public places where at least 30% of the gross receipts are from sales of food for consumption on the premises) (allowed in public places without a requirement that any portion of their gross receipts be from sales of food)."

(c) Upon the adoption of a resolution or the submission of a valid petition calling for an election pursuant to this section, the county election officer shall cause the appropriate version of the following proposition to be placed on the ballot at the next succeeding state general election which occurs more than 90 days after the resolution is adopted or the petition is filed with the county election officer:

"Shall sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink in _____ county be (prohibited) (allowed in public places where at least 30% of the gross receipts are from sales of food for consumption on the premises and prohibited in all other public places) (allowed in public places without a requirement that any portion of their gross receipts be from sales of food)?"

(d) If a majority of the votes cast and counted is in favor of the proposition, the county election officer shall transmit a copy of the results to the director, who shall issue or refuse to issue temporary permits and licenses for drinking establishments and caterers within the county accordingly and the rights of licensees holding licenses on the date of the election shall be modified in accordance with the result of the election as provided by rules and regulations of the secretary.

(e) The election provided for by this section shall be conducted, and the votes counted and canvassed, in the manner provided by law for question submitted elections of the county.

History: L. 1987, ch. 182, § 92; April 30.



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