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41-2911.Alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverage, days of sale; local option. (a) (1) The board of county commissioners of any county may, by resolution:

(A) Expand the days of sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package to allow such sale within the unincorporated area of the county on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and expand the days of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package, if licensing of such sale of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the unincorporated area of the county, to allow such sale within the unincorporated area of the county on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day; or

(B) restrict the days of sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package to prohibit such sale within the unincorporated area of the county on Sunday and restrict the days of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package, if licensing of such sale of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the unincorporated area of the county, to prohibit such sale within the unincorporated area of the county on Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Such resolution shall be published once, within two weeks after its adoption, in the official county newspaper. Such resolution shall not become effective earlier than 60 days following the date of its publication or November 15, 2005, whichever is later. If, within 60 days following publication of the resolution, a petition requesting that a proposition be submitted for approval by the voters is filed in accordance with subsection (a)(2), such resolution shall not become effective until a proposition is submitted to and approved at an election as provided by this subsection (a).

(2) A petition to submit a proposition to the qualified voters of a county pursuant to this subsection (a) shall be filed with the county election officer. The petition shall be signed by qualified voters of the county who reside within the unincorporated area of the county equal in number to not less than 5% of the voters of the county residing within the unincorporated area of the county who voted for the office of president of the United States at the last preceding general election at which such office was elected. The appropriate version of the following shall appear on the petition:

(A) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package is not authorized within the unincorporated area of the county, the petition shall read: "We request an election to determine whether sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package shall be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday) within the unincorporated area of ___________ county."

(B) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the unincorporated area of the county, the petition shall read: "We request an election to determine whether sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package shall be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday) within the unincorporated area of ___________ county and whether sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package shall be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) (prohibited on Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) within the unincorporated area of ___________ county."

(3) Upon submission of a valid petition calling for an election pursuant to this subsection (a), the county commission shall call a special election to be held not later than 45 days after submission of the petition unless a countywide primary or general election is to be held within 90 days after submission of the petition, in which case the proposition shall be submitted at such countywide election. Thereupon, the county election officer shall cause the appropriate version of the following proposition to be placed on the ballot in the unincorporated area of the county at such election:

(A) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor is not authorized within the unincorporated area of the county, the following proposition shall be placed on the ballot: "Within the unincorporated area of ___________ county shall sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday)?"

(B) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the unincorporated area of the county, the following proposition shall be placed on the ballot: "Within the unincorporated area of _______ county shall sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday) and shall the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) (prohibited on Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day)?"

(b) (1) The governing body of any city may, by ordinance:

(A) Expand the days of sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package to allow such sale within the city on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and expand the days of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package, if licensing of such sale of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the city, to allow such sale within the city on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day; or

(B) restrict the days of sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package to prohibit such sale within the city on Sunday and restrict the days of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package, if licensing of such sale of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the city, to prohibit such sale within the city on Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Such ordinance shall be published at least once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper. Such ordinance shall not become effective earlier than 60 days following the date of its publication or November 15, 2005, whichever is later. If, within 60 days following publication of the ordinance, a petition requesting that a proposition be submitted for approval by the voters is filed in accordance with subsection (b)(2), such ordinance shall not become effective until a proposition is submitted to and approved at an election as provided by this subsection (b).

(2) A petition to submit a proposition to the qualified voters of a city pursuant to this subsection (b) shall be filed with the county election officer. The petition shall be signed by qualified voters of the city equal in number to not less than 5% of the voters of the city who voted for the office of president of the United States at the last preceding general election at which such office was elected. The appropriate version of the following shall appear on the petition:

(A) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package is not authorized within the city, the petition shall read: "We request an election to determine whether sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package shall be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday) within the city of ___________."

(B) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the city, the petition shall read: "We request an election to determine whether sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package shall be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday) within the city of ___________ and whether sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package shall be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) (prohibited on Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) within the city of ___________."

(3) Upon submission of a valid petition calling for an election pursuant to this subsection (b), the city governing body shall call a special election to be held not later than 45 days after submission of the petition unless a citywide primary or general election is to be held within 90 days after submission of the petition, in which case the proposition shall be submitted at such citywide election. Thereupon, the county election officer shall cause the appropriate version of the following proposition to be placed on the ballot in the city at such election:

(A) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor is not authorized within the city, the following proposition shall be placed on the ballot: "Within the city of ___________ shall sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday)?"

(B) If licensing of sale at retail of alcoholic liquor is authorized within the city, the following proposition shall be placed on the ballot: "Within the city of _______ shall sale at retail of cereal malt beverage in the original package be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m.) (prohibited on Sunday) and shall the sale at retail of alcoholic liquor in the original package be (allowed on any Sunday, except Easter, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) (prohibited on Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day)?"

(c) The county election officer shall transmit to the director a copy of the results of an election pursuant to this section.

(d) An election provided for by this section shall be called and held in the manner provided by the general bond law.

History: L. 2005, ch. 201, § 9; July 1.



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