LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Monday certified the popular name and ballot title of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make every county in Arkansas a wet county.
The proposal by attorney David Couch would allow the manufacture, sale, distribution and transportation of alcohol in every county in the state effective July 1, 2015. McDaniel rejected three previous versions of the proposal because of ambiguities in the text but certified the fourth version after Couch made revisions.
The certification clears the way for Couch to begin collecting signatures. About 78,000 signatures of registered Arkansas voters are needed to place the proposal on the November general election ballot.
Calls to Couch’s office later Monday afternoon went unanswered.