Substitute House Bill No. 5374

Public Act No. 01-17

AN ACT CONCERNING BOWLING ESTABLISHMENT PERMITS FOR INTOXICATING LIQUORS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 30-91 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(c) Notwithstanding any provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section to the contrary, such sale or dispensing or consumption or presence in glasses in places operating under a bowling establishment permit shall be unlawful before two p.m. on any day, except in that portion of the permit premises which is located in a separate room or rooms entry to which, from the bowling lane area of the establishment, is by means of a door or doors which shall remain closed at all times except to permit entrance and egress to and from the lane area. Any alcoholic liquor sold or dispensed in a place operating under a bowling establishment permit shall be served in [transparent] containers such as, but not limited to, [clear] plastic or glass. Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which sales under this subsection shall be permissible.

Sec. 2. Subsection (a) of section 30-37c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) A bowling establishment permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a commercial bowling establishment containing ten or more lanes. A bowling establishment permit for beer and wine shall allow the retail sale of beer and wine to be consumed on the premises of a commercial bowling establishment containing ten or more lanes. The annual fee for a bowling establishment permit shall be two thousand dollars and for a bowling establishment permit for beer and wine shall be three hundred fifty dollars.

Approved May 15, 2001