Cheyenne Resolution Being Drafted On Store Alcoholic Beverages
Cheyenne City Councilman Richard Johnson says he is drafting a resolution that would call on the Wyoming Legislature to consider allowing the sale of beverages containing up to five percent alcohol to be sold in grocery and convenience stores.
The resolution would need approval from the council before being sent to state lawmakers. The next session of the Wyoming Legislature will convene on Feb. 12 in Cheyenne. Since that will be a budget session, non-budget items will need a 2/3 majority vote for introduction.
When asked about the resolution by Townsquare Media, Johnson said it is requesting that the legislature review and reform current liquor statutes allowing for alcohol up to 5% be allowed for sale in grocery and convenience stores. Johnson states that the governing body has approved two full retail licenses at Maverick on Yellowstone and Big D on North Greeley Hwy and believes that uniformity is needed in the state so residents can have more convenience to nearby convenience stores or while grocery shopping. The practice is done across the country.''
Since the proposal will be a resolution as opposed to an ordinance, it would not in itself change any law in Cheyenne or anywhere else. It would, however, call on state lawmakers to consider doing so.
Johnson Will Appear On The Weekend In Wyoming Program On Saturday
Johnson will appear on the ''Weekend in Wyoming' program on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 12:05 p.m. to discuss his proposal.
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