TOPEKA – A Kansas bill introduced Wednesday would allow a county’s voters to decide if their grocery stores can sell liquor, wine and spirits; and convenience stores to sell full-strength beer.
The Hutchinson News reports that the bill introduced Wednesday would allow a county’s board of commissioners to submit a ballot to voters in the general election about the sale of beer and liquor. If the commission does not pass a resolution to submit a ballot, then citizens may petition for an election.
A spokeswoman for Uncork Kansas, a group that believes that Kansas’s liquor laws are outdated, says the bill has merit.
The general counsel and director of legislative services for the Kansas Association of Counties said the group supports local control, but that it will take a neutral stance on the bill until it can be reviewed.