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Mississippi House looks to further loosen alcohol restrictions

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March 30, 2012

Mississippi

JACKSON, Mississippi: The Mississippi House of Representatives approved House Bill 928 which seeks to allow municipalities of 5,000 of more residents the ability to petition for less restrictive alcohol rules. The bill would allow residents to start a petition, get the required amount of valid signatures and vote on allowing the sale of alcohol within their city even if the city resides in a dry county. The petition would require valid signatures from 20 percent of municipal voters in order to be valid. Though it was noted that there are a limited amount of municipalities which would fall under the category, it would still further loosen restrictions on alcohol sales in the state. The bill still has to be approved by the Senate.[1]

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