Oklahoma measure on supermarket beer, wine sales passes another hurdle
Voters would get a chance to permit the sale of wine and strong, cold beer in supermarkets and convenience stores under a resolution approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives on Thursday.
Senate Joint Resolution 68 passed, 61-30. It earlier passed the Senate.
It will now be subject to further consideration in a conference committee, but the fact that it has now cleared both chambers of the Legislature seems to bode well for the issue getting on the November ballot. Companion legislation for implementing specifics of the proposal is pending.
“Oklahomans want more choices and the option to purchase alcohol in more locations,” said Rep. Glen Mulready, R-Tulsa, a co-author of the measure.