Nebraska Considers Ending Ban on Alcohol in SP and WMAs

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The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will consider ending the ban on alcohol consumption in state park and wildlife management areas (WMAs) at its next scheduled meeting, May 28, at the Gering Civic Center.

The meeting will start at 8 a.m. The public hearings to consider ending the ban on alcohol consumption are scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. The proposed changes in regulations may be viewed on the Secretary of State Web site and also are available at Commission headquarters in Lincoln.

The proposed regulations to end the ban on alcohol consumption in state park and WMAs include the following restrictions: consumption of alcohol may be prohibited on any state park and wildlife areas, or portions thereof, with the use of appropriate signage; consumption is prohibited between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.; consumption is prohibited on all roadways, designated swimming areas and parking areas; and all containers of alcoholic beverages whose single liquid capacity is greater than one gallon, are prohibited.