OKLAHOMA CITY – Wineries are one step closer to being able to ship wine to customers in Oklahoma.
A measure that would allow wineries to ship wine in and out of state to certain customers cleared the first hurdle in the legislative process.
A resolution authored by Representative Dan Kirby and state Senator Kim David would allow Oklahomans to vote on an amendment that would allow wineries to sell and ship wine directly to consumers who have visited the winery in person and purchased wine on the premises.
“This bill is an effort to help wineries in Oklahoma grow their markets,” said Rep. Kirby. “Oklahoma is one of only a handful of states with archaic liquor laws that still prohibits direct-to-customer shipping of wine, and there is a tremendous economic growth opportunity for these businesses. Hopefully, my colleagues in the House and Senate will support this measure and let the people of Oklahoma decide this issue.”
The measure cleared the House Rules Committee by a vote of 6-4. It now awaits a hearing by the full House of Representatives.