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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 4. Alcoholic Beverages
- Chapter 11. Licensing
- Section 501. Prohibition of Possession After Election.
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AS 04.11.501. Prohibition of Possession After Election.
- (a) If a majority of the voters vote to prohibit the possession of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.491
(a)(5) or (b)(4), a person may not knowingly possess an alcoholic beverage in the municipality or established village,
unless the alcoholic beverage is sacramental wine to be used for bona fide religious purposes based on tenets or
teachings of a church or religious body, is limited in quantity to the amount necessary for religious purposes, and is
dispensed only for religious purposes, by a person recognized by the church or religious body as authorized to dispense
- (b) If there are licensed premises within the municipality or established village, the prohibition on possession is
effective beginning 90 days after the results of the election are certified. If there are no licensed premises within
the municipality or established village, the prohibition on possession is effective beginning 60 days after the results
of the election are certified.
- (c) Upon the adoption by a municipality of a local option under AS 04.11.491(a)(5), an ordinance is adopted containing the
provisions of this section.
- (d) In this section, "possession" means having physical possession of or exercising dominion or control over an alcoholic
beverage, but does not include having an alcoholic beverage within the digestive system of a person.
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