(a) This section applies only in the City of Dothan.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 45-35A-50.01

  • following: means next after. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(b) Subject to subsection (c), the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption on Sundays between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and midnight is authorized within the city by properly licensed retail licensees of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

(c) The city governing body shall hold a referendum to determine if alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption may be sold on Sundays. If a majority of the voters voting thereon in the city vote in favor of the question, then the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption on Sundays shall be authorized.

(d) The referendum shall be held at the next general election held in the city. Costs of the referendum shall be paid by the city. If a majority of the voters voting thereon do not vote in favor of the question, a subsequent referendum or referenda may be held. A second or subsequent referendum shall not be held within one year following a referendum which fails to be approved by the voters of the city.

(Act 2013-238, p. 571, §§1-4.)