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Re: “Grocery store wine bill passes House Rules committee

"We'd all be better off without the special interest-protection aspects of Arkansas alcohol laws. It would be best if there was wide open competition to sell everything everywhere". EXACTLY! And HB1558, currently in the House Rules Committee, would do more than anything toward getting special interest-protection out of the issue of alcohol sales. HB1558 proposes to reduce the signature requirement for dry to wet petitions from 38% of registered voters to 15%. If this, by some miracle, would pass, then regular citizens could canvas and get enough signatures without having to hire companies and pay them big money to try to get the required number of signatures. Because special interest-protection has been involved for years and years, the signature requirement for getting to vote on alcohol sales in dry counties has been made sky high: 7-10 times higher than for any other issue! We hope that one day the legislature will make it so dry counties can just get a chance to put it to a vote !

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Posted by Living in the dark ages on 02/24/2017 at 4:42 PM

 

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