Bill seeks to loosen liquor laws

Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 09:51 AM.

Liberty County has 4,403 registered voters and would need 441 signatures.

Washington County has 14,665 voters so would need 1,467 signatures.

Or the county commissions, through a majority vote, could put the measure in the voters’ hands.


Legislative process

Coley said she wasn’t necessarily opposed to the policy, but she voted against it because it was tacked onto the bill late in the process as an amendment.

“The substance of the amendment was never heard in committee and only affects three counties,” she said in a statement. “Since it was added on the House floor, there was not time to contact the communities that will be impacted.”

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