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HB 1087 - Rescinds the Prohibition on Alcohol Possession - Mississippi Key Vote

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Title: Rescinds the Prohibition on Alcohol Possession

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Title: Rescinds the Prohibition on Alcohol Possession

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to amend and pass a bill that rescind the prohibition on alcohol possession.

Highlights:

 

  • Rescinds the prohibition of alcoholic beverages and authorizes the possession of wine and beer, so long as this possession does not include the intent to sell such products (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes Mississippi counties to hold an election, most frequently, once every 5 years, to determine whether or not the storage, manufacture, transportation, sale, receipt, or distribution of wine and beer shall be lawful in said county (Sec. 7).

  • Establishes that it is lawful to (Sec. 7):

    • Sell, transport, and distribute beer and wine to a qualified resort area, so long as the vendor of such products has obtained a permit to partake in this business;

    • Transport beer of above 8% alcoholic content, so long as it is being transported to another state for legal sale; and

    • Transport of beer and wine in unopened containers, so long as the retailer has legally purchased such products and has obtained a permit from the wholesaler.

  • Authorizes any person, aged 21 years or older, in any Mississippi county, to make homemade wine for household consumption only (Sec. 8).

  • Establishes that this law will go into effect July 1, 2020 (Sec. 10).

Title: Rescinds the Prohibition on Alcohol Possession

Title: Rescinds the Prohibition on Alcohol Possession

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