- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma voters will have a chance to decide whether to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell wine and strong beer under legislation approved by the Oklahoma Senate.

The Senate voted 30-14 on Monday for a joint resolution calling for a public vote in November.

Liquor, wine and strong beer are currently sold only at licensed package stores, which are strictly regulated and closed on Sundays. Oklahoma allows refrigerated low-point beer to be sold at grocery and convenience stores until 2 a.m. and on Sundays.

If approved by voters, wine and strong beer could be sold at grocery and convenience stores.

The proposal is being fiercely opposed by liquor store owners.

The measure now heads to House for consideration.

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Online:

Senate Joint Resolution 68: https://bit.ly/24zHn7p

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