JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi’s governor has signed into law a repeal of alcoholic prohibition in the state.
Gov. Tate Reeves approved House Bill 1087 on June 30.
Recently, counties were “dry” by default, unless voted “wet.”
Under the new law, counties are now “wet” by default, unless voted “dry.”
Wet counties and municipalities allow the sale of alcohol. Dry counties and municipalities do not allow the sale of alcohol.
Municipalities inside dry counties can independently be wet.
Some municipalities, like Amory and Aberdeen in Monroe County, have allowed the sale of alcohol. Amory voters recently approved the sale of alcohol in December 2019.
The following counties in northeast Mississippi were completely dry. However, because of the new law, these counties are now wet.
The law will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.