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Model Sunday Package Sales Ordinance

June 28, 2012
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Model Sunday Package Sales Ordinance (MS Word, 23KB
The Georgia General Assembly, in 2011, enacted legislation allowing local governments to call for referenda concerning whether Sunday package sales of beer, wine and potentially liquor should be allowed in that jurisdiction.
 
The law places certain restrictions on hours of operation, the question that must be asked in the referenda, and the applicability of sales in the jurisdiction. As a result, GMA has developed a model ordinance to help those cities seeking to hold a referendum vote on Sunday sales.
 
Cities are reminded that because these referenda are special elections the city must seek Department of Justice preclearance under the Voting Rights Act before conducting the referendum.
 
Should you have any questions or comments related to these model ordinances, please feel free to contact Rusi Patel at rpatel@gmanet.com.
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The sample ordinances, agreements, job descriptions and other documents listed here are provided as examples only and should not be utilized until a thorough analysis of the respective document has been undertaken by the city.

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Model and sample ordinances, agreements and other documents are provided for educational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice. Cities should consult with their city attorney to obtain legal advice about a proposed course of action.