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§ 8. State and political subdivisions prohibited from engaging in business

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedConstitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated]Effective: October 1, 2018

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Constitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated] (Refs & Annos)
Article XXVIII-a. .--Alcoholic Beverage Laws and Enforcement
Effective: October 1, 2018
OK Const. Art. 28-A, § 8
§ 8. State and political subdivisions prohibited from engaging in business
The State of Oklahoma, or any political subdivision thereof, or any board, commission or agency thereof, is hereby prohibited from engaging in any phase of the alcoholic beverage business, including the manufacture, sale, transportation or distribution thereof, at wholesale or retail, and the maintenance, ownership or operation of warehouses or alcoholic beverage stores; except that if the voters of a county in which a state lodge is located approve retail sale of alcoholic beverages by the individual drink for on-premise consumption, and if the State Legislature enacts legislation approving such sales in any such lodges located in any such counties, then such sales are authorized. The Legislature may enact laws restricting the involvement of officers and employees of the state and political subdivisions thereof in the alcoholic beverage business.
Provided, that nothing herein shall prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages legally confiscated as provided by law.


Added by State Question No. 792, Legislative Referendum No. 370, adopted at election held on Nov. 8, 2016.
OK Const. Art. 28-A, § 8, OK CONST Art. 28-A, § 8
Current with amendments approved through June 30, 2020.
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