Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ARKANSAS LAW ON ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES 3-9-206

A.C.A. § 3-9-206

West's Arkansas Code Annotated Currentness 
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverages (Refs & Annos) 
+ Chapter 9. On-Premises Consumption 
+ Subchapter 2. Alcoholic Beverages Generally (Refs & Annos)
>" title="Current Section" border="0">§ 3-9-206. Referendum election procedures


(a) A referendum election hereunder shall be conducted in accordance with the following:

(1) A referendum election may be called in a city by resolution adopted by a majority vote of the governing body of the city or by petition filed with the city clerk signed by qualified electors of the city numbering not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the votes cast in the city for the office of Governor in the last general election in which the office appeared on the ballot;
(2) A referendum election may be called in a county by resolution adopted by a majority vote of the quorum court at any annual or special session thereof, or by petition filed with the county clerk signed by qualified electors of the county numbering not less than fifteen percent (15%) of the votes cast in the county for the office of Governor in the last general election in which the office appeared on the ballot.

(b)(1) The election shall be called by order of the quorum court in accordance with § 7-5-103(b) and held and conducted in accordance with § 7-5-103(b) and the results certified under the supervision of the county board of election commissioners in the manner provided by the election laws of this state.

(2) The order of the quorum court shall fix the date of the election not more than ninety (90) days from the date of the order and give notice thereof by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the city or county by at least two (2) insertions, the last being not less than ten (10) days prior to the election.
(3) The county board shall tabulate the votes and certify the results to the county clerk within ten (10) days after the election.

(c) The election shall be conducted on a citywide or countywide basis. All qualified electors within the city or county, as the case may be, shall be eligible to vote even though they reside in a dry area thereof.


(d) On the ballot for the election shall be printed substantially the following:


FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION IN (NAME    [ ]
  OF CITY OR COUNTY), ARKANSAS, AS AUTHORIZED IN ARKANSAS CODE § 3-9-201
  ET SEQ.
AGAINST THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION IN      [ ]
  (NAME OF CITY OR COUNTY), ARKANSAS, AS AUTHORIZED IN ARKANSAS CODE §
  3-9-201 ET SEQ.


(e) The results of the election may be contested within the time and in the manner provided by law.


(f) All matters concerning the sufficiency of the petitions and the conduct of the election not specifically provided for herein shall be determined in accordance with the initiative and referendum laws of this state applicable to cities and counties, respectively.

No comments: