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Campaign Forms to Urge Approval of Liquor Law Overhaul

Yes on 792

A group encouraging Oklahomans to approve proposed liquor law changes this November made it official Monday.

Yes on 792 filed an ethics report with the state. Reasor’s President and CEO Jeff Reasor is the campaign chairman.

"He's exactly the type of person that the retail association has been so grateful to represent, because those are the kinds of businesses that are really focused on what their consumers are looking for," said Oklahoma Retail Merchants Association CEO Kiley Raper.

Former state Senate president pro tem Glenn Coffee is the campaign treasurer.

The retail merchants association is among those urging Oklahomans to vote yes on state question 792. She said although people have been clamoring for change, there’s still work for the campaign to do.

"The consumer side and the producer side and the retail side all are going to have to band together and really make sure people are aware of what this really says, but yeah, I think that it can be done," Raper said.

If state question 792 passes, grocery stores could sell wine and regular-strength beer. Raper said it’s good for liquor stores too, and voters should keep that in mind.

"This is an opportunity for them to be able to get good-quality beer — not just good-quality beer, but good-quality Oklahoma beer — at these liquor stores and pick up their ice or other products that they might need," Raper said.

Liquor stores could sell cold beer and non-alcoholic products like ice and mixers if the proposed constitutional amendment passes.