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House Votes To Allow Liquor Stores To Sell Refrigerated High-Point Beer

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Legislation that would authorize liquor stores to sell refrigerated, high-point beer has been approved by the Oklahoma House.

House members on Wednesday voted 68-21 for the Senate-passed measure. Its author, Republican Rep. Glen Mulready of Tulsa, says the bill will now go to a joint House-Senate conference committee where it may undergo changes before lawmakers seek final passage.

High-point beer currently can only be sold in liquor stores and at room temperature. Under the measure, consumers would still have to purchase high-point beer at liquor stores, but it could be refrigerated before being sold.

Mulready says Oklahoma is one of only five states that offer only low-point beer under refrigeration. Opponents say the measure could increase youth access to alcohol.

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