Election-Day Liquor Store Opening Proposed

Tuesday, September 26th 2006, 6:28 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A plan to allow liquor stores to be open on all election days is among four state questions that will be voted on during the November 7th general election.

Proponents of State Question 733, which was referred to a statewide vote by the Oklahoma Legislature, say it is an attempt to update state liquor laws, among the strictest in the country.

Another proposal up for a vote, State Question 724, would force legislators arrested and locked up for misdemeanor violations to forfeit their pay if they are convicted or enter a plea of guilty or no contest.

The state questions are scheduled for an election during which voters also will pick a governor, other state officeholders and decide scores of legislative races and local contests.