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Gov. Stitt signs bill allowing accompanied minors into liquor stores

Changes in Oklahoma's liquor laws take effect Monday
Posted at 12:08 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 13:08:31-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill that will allow people under 21 years old into liquor stores in the state.

Those under 21 will only be allowed into liquor stores when accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

The bill was authored by Republican State Rep. Kevin McDugle.

Moore Liquor Store owner Bryan Kerr spoke with KFOR about the bill:

“If they have their child, they have two options. They can either not come into a liquor store, or they could leave their kid in a car which, if their kid is under a certain age, is illegal to do that so then they have zero options other than breaking the law,” Kerr said. “Of course, it dates back to those archaic laws that we updated, but we left this little part out to be updated. We were campaigning to get it done, those of us in the business, it just didn’t get into the legislation for the overhaul.”

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