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Oklahoma Wine Retail Sale, State Question 743 (2008)
The Oklahoma Wine Retail Sale Amendment, also known as State Question 743, was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed certain winemakers to sell directly to retail package stores and restaurants in Oklahoma.
|Oklahoma State Question 743 (2008)|
Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State
Text of measure
The official ballot title appeared as:
|“||This measure amends Section 3 of Article 28 of the Constitution. It requires a customer to be twenty-one and physically present to purchase wine at a winery, festival or trade show. The measure changes the law to allow certain winemakers to sell directly to retail package stores and restaurants in Oklahoma. The change applies to winemakers who produce up to ten thousand gallons of wine a year. It applies to winemakers in state and out of state. Those winemakers may not also use a licensed wholesale distributor. They must sell their wine to every retail package store and restaurant in Oklahoma that wants to buy the wine. The sales must be on the same price basis. The sales must be without discrimination. Those winemakers must use their own leased or owned vehicles to distribute their wine. They may not use common or private carriers. If any part of this measure is found to be unconstitutional, no winemaker could sell wine directly to retail package stores or restaurants in Oklahoma.||”|
The full text of the measure can be read here.
- Oklahoma 2008 ballot measures
- 2008 ballot measures
- List of Oklahoma ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oklahoma
- Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed December 2, 2014
- Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 743," accessed December 2, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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