The Ballot Title of the
Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment
A proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution to provide that, effective July 1, 2015, the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors is lawful within the entire geographic area of each and every county of this state; that “intoxicating liquors” is defined for purposes of the amendment as any beverage containing more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) of alcohol by weight; that the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of intoxicating liquors may be regulated, but not prohibited, by the General Assembly; and that all laws which conflict with the amendment, including laws providing for a local option election (wet-dry election) to determine whether intoxicating liquors may be sold or not sold, are repealed to the extent that they conflict with the amendment.
If passed, this amendment will allow alcohol sales everywhere.
Liquor Stores, Clubs, Bars, Honky Tonks and Beer Joints will be able to pop up right next to Schools, Churches, Day Care Centers, etc.
Every county, every city and every community will have liquor stores and bars. Every convenience store and gas station will sell alcohol.
The very nature of our towns and our communities will be changed forever.
- We believe that WE have the right to determine what happens in our communities, our towns and our homes.
- We believe that WE have the right to decide what kind of communities we want to raise our families in.
- We want big out-of-state businesses to stay out of our local decision-making process. They have no right to try to get around our local wishes by changing the constitution.
- We don’t want to LOSE our local right to choose to make decisions for ourselves.