Section 45-17-20.40Authorization; referendum.
(a) This section only applies to Colbert County.
(b) The sale of alcoholic beverages during certain hours after 12:00 p.m. on Sundays is authorized within the county. The county commission may, by resolution, and the governing body of any municipality located within the county may, by ordinance, regulate and permit the sale of alcoholic beverages after 12:00 p.m. on Sunday by properly licensed retail licensees of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
(c) The county commission shall hold a referendum to determine if alcoholic beverages may be sold on Sunday. If a majority of the voters voting thereon vote in favor of the question, then the sale of alcoholic beverages after 12:00 p.m. on Sunday shall be authorized.
(d) The referendum shall be held at the next regular election or at a special election called for that purpose by the county commission. Costs of the referendum shall be paid by the county. A second or subsequent referendum shall not be held within 12 months following a referendum which fails to be approved by the voters of the county.
(Act 2005-170, p. 291, §§1-4.)