JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law Monday a bill to allow smaller municipalities like Nettleton and Farmington a chance to vote whether they want to legalize beer sales.
The new law allows cities with a population of 1,500 to have a local option vote on beer if they are within three miles of a “wet” city or county. Without the exemption, cities must have 2,500 residents before they can vote on beer or liquor.
The bill was introduced last year in both the state house and senate by Tate County legislators as a way to give the town of Coldwater an economic incentive to help attract and maintain a grocery store.