Changes in Oklahoma’s liquor laws take effect Monday

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s new alcohol laws are taking effect.

The constitutional amendment known as State Question 792 allows liquor stores to sell cold beer and grocery and convenience stores to sell strong beer and wine. State lodges also can sell alcohol.

The voter-approved measure implements the following changes:

  • Liquor stores will be able to sell refrigerated beer and wine.
  • Grocery stores and gas stations will be able to sell chilled beer that is stronger than 3.2 percent alcohol by volume.
  • Liquor stores will be able to sell items other an alcohol, as long as those sales don’t exceed 20 percent of the store’s monthly sales.

Oklahoma voters overwhelmingly approved the overhaul in 2016. The Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission was working to process applications for licenses to sell alcohol in time to meet the deadline.

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