- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bryant has signed into law a bill allowing people to carry open containers of alcohol in entertainment districts.

A spokesman for Bryant’s office says the governor signed House Bill 1223 (http://bit.ly/26fJvSz) Wednesday. It allows cities with downtown entertainment districts to set boundaries within which people would be allowed to carry open containers of alcohol. The law, also known as the “to-go cup” law, takes effect July 1.

Any incorporated city, town or village in Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties is allowed to set up such a district. Other cities that could establish “to-go cup” zones include:

-Hattiesburg

-Tupelo

-Holly Springs

-Greenville

-Greenwood

-Canton

-Grenada

-Starkville

-Water Valley

-Jackson

-Senatobia

-Corinth

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