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Substitute Senate Bill No. 140

Public Act No. 04-42

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF GROCERY STORE BEER PERMIT PREMISES.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2004) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (6) of section 30-47 and section 30-51 of the general statutes, as amended, a permittee of premises operating under a grocery store beer permit may lease up to fifty per cent of the total square footage of the premises to any person for lawful purposes. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection shall not issue a permit allowing the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquor on any such leased premises and the sale or consumption of alcoholic liquor, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 30-1 of the general statutes, shall be unlawful on any such leased premises.

Approved May 4, 2004