OCEAN CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Proponents of a referendum that would allow customers to bring wine and beer to dinner in Ocean City restaurants have abruptly pulled the question from the November ballot. But they insist their fight for BYOB is far from over.
The question to be put before voters would have imposed limits.READ MORE: Jordan Burnham Turns Suicide Attempt Into Years Of Advocacy As Teens Face Epidemic Of Depression
State law that allows for BYOB in otherwise dry towns does not have a limit, and fears were, if the plan passed, it could be shot down in court over that technicality.
So it’s back to the drawing board for supporters like Cousins Restaurant owner Bill McGinnity.READ MORE: Citizens Crime Commission Honors Yardley Police Chief Shot On Duty, Philly Teen Who Stood Up To Bullies
“We will get all the signatures again, which is a lot of work but the petitioners unanimously voted this is the right thing to do,” said McGinnity.
They’ll also work with state legislators to allow for those limits and aim to put the question to voters next spring.
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