NOTE: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for mandatory “On-demand” CLE Credit. Members are only permitted to earn up to 6 credit hours per year from “On-demand” programs.
CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1 on demand hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 0 hours of ethics.
NOTE: This program is not approved for Texas credit. The Texas Bar will not permit members to submit online programs for Texas credit.
CHECKPOINTS: This program will contain random checkpoints. In order to submit credit for this program, you must confirm your presence at the checkpoints. If you do not meet the checkpoint requirement you may not receive credit for the live program. The checkpoint submission is entirely dependent on your successful completion of the system check.
NOTE: At the end of the program click on the “Credit Submission Tab” to go to your credit profile and begin the credit submission process. Please remember to submit credit on the day of the event.
Oklahoma Liquor Law Update
John A. Maisch
With the passage of State Question 792 in November 2016, Oklahoma's alcoholic beverage laws will undergo only their second round of major revisions since statewide prohibition was repealed in 1959. Effective October 1, 2018, State Question 792 and its statutory companion, Senate Bill 383, will allow grocery stores and other retail outlets to sell wine and refrigerated single-strength beer. Other notable provisions include changes to the hours of operation and product-mix at package stores, happy hour restrictions at restaurants and bars, mandatory server training requirements, and expanded self-distribution caps for small wineries and craft breweries.
John A. Maisch is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma and served as General Counsel of the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission from 2008-2012. Maisch founded the Institute for Responsible Alcohol Policy in 2016 and provides legal consultation to several stakeholders involved in the alcoholic beverage industry. Most recently, he secured an ABLE Commission declaratory ruling on behalf of a mixed beverage licensee in the (in)famous bacon-infused vodka case. Maisch is a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law, Class of 1995.