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Substitute Senate Bill No. 953

Public Act No. 05-91

AN ACT CONCERNING SCHEDULED EVENTS AT JUICE BARS.

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

Section 1. Section 30-22c of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) As used in this section, "juice bar or similar facility" means an area in which nonalcoholic beverages are served to minors. The holder of a cafe permit may operate a juice bar or similar facility at a permit premises if the juice bar or similar facility is limited to a room or rooms or separate area within the permit premises wherein there is no sale, consumption, dispensing or presence of alcoholic liquor.

(b) The holder of a cafe permit shall notify, [and inform local police] in writing, or by facsimile, the chief law enforcement officer of the town in which such premises is located in advance of specific dates and hours of any scheduled event at which the premises or a portion thereof will be used as a juice bar or similar facility. Such notice shall be received not later than forty-eight hours prior to such scheduled event. The chief law enforcement officer of the town in which such premises is located may designate a law enforcement officer to attend any such scheduled event at the cost of such permit holder.

(c) Nothing in this section shall exempt the holder of a cafe permit from compliance with any other provisions of the general statutes or regulations of Connecticut state agencies concerning minors, including, but not limited to, the prohibition against the sale of alcoholic liquor to minors. The presence of alcoholic liquor or the sale or dispensing to or consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor at a juice bar or similar facility is prohibited.

Approved June 7, 2005