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Stitt signs bill on alcohol distribution

Gov. Kevin Stitt signed Senate Bill 608 on Monday, which once again changes the distribution process of alcohol in Oklahoma.

The bill will require the top brands of wine and spirits be made available for distribution by all wholesalers in the state. Currently, manufacturers of wine and spirits can designate sole distributors/wholesalers of their products.

The bill was primarily backed by Boardwalk Distribution Owner Bryan Hendershot, one of the 11 wholesalers in the state.

“We are grateful for Gov. Stitt’s signature enacting Senate Bill 608,” Hendershot said in a statement. “This is a great day for small business owners across the state.”

This is a developing story. Check NewsOK.com for updates.

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<strong>A customer looks over the beer selection at Crest Foods in Oklahoma City on Oct. 1, the first day grocery stores and convenience stores in Oklahoma could legally sell wine and strong beer. [AP photo]</strong>

A customer looks over the beer selection at Crest Foods in Oklahoma City on Oct. 1, the first day grocery stores and convenience stores in Oklahoma could legally sell wine and strong beer. [AP photo]

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Business Writer David Dishman has worked as a journalist in Oklahoma since 2014 covering business, education, local government, healthcare and more. He worked as a reporter in southeast Oklahoma before joining the business team at The Oklahoman in... Read more ›

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