CHAPTER 545*
LIQUOR CONTROL ACT

      *The following cases decided prior to enactment of the liquor control act of 1933: Plaintiff's liquors, kept for illegal sale, were attached and removed as goods of another party; no damages recoverable. 29 C. 479. Negotiable paper given as price of liquor illegally sold, if transferred after due, is void. 31 C. 47. Payments once applied for liquors illegally sold cannot be diverted to apply to the legal items in the account. Id., 268. All liquors intended to be sold contrary to law are a nuisance, not merely those seized by legal proceedings. 49 C. 163. The owner, whose agent keeps liquors for sale illegally, cannot replevy them when taken on execution as the agent's property. Id. Whether liquors were kept with intent to sell illegally is a question of fact. 52 C. 271. Order given in this state but transmitted to and filled in New York was held to be a sale there. 74 C. 534. Fraud of one party as affecting statute. 93 C. 693. Lease providing for reduction of rental if city "should go no license" held to include Volstead act. 98 C. 751. Note given for purchase price of interest in saloon or intoxicating liquors is void between parties; if such note is given for purchase price of place reputed to be a place where such liquors were sold, holder may recover by showing reputation was not founded on fact. 104 C. 707. The following cases decided subsequent to enactment of liquor control act: Cited. 118 C. 251; Id., 269. Cited. 119 C. 441. Cited. 122 C. 439; Id., 445. Cited. 125 C. 104. Cited. 128 C. 163. Cited. 138 C. 177.

      Cited. 149 C. 509. Cited. 157 C. 315. Cited. 176 C. 428. Cited. 177 C. 616. Cited. 183 C. 552. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 191 C. 528. Cited. 195 C. 18. Connecticut liquor control act, Secs. 30-1-30-113 cited. 223 C. 31, 33, 34. Department of liquor control has broad authority to regulate at all times not only liquor-related activities but liquor premises. Judgment of appellate court in Nelseco Navigation Co. v. Department of Liquor Control, 27 CA 614 reversed. 226 C. 418. Liquor control act, Secs. 30-1-30-113 cited. Id. "The act" cited. Id. Enforcement of Liquor Control Act is vested exclusively with department; no private right of action to enforce its provisions exists. 275 C. 363.

      Cited. 6 CA 278.

      Cited. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 569.


Table of Contents

Sec. 30-1. Definitions.
Secs. 30-1a and 30-1b. Term "Liquor Control Commission" deemed to mean Division of Liquor Control within the Department of Business Regulation, exception. Term "Division of Liquor Control" or "Division of Liquor Control within the Department of Public Safety" deemed to mean "Department of Liquor Control", when.
Sec. 30-2. Liquor Control Commission: Appointment, term, vacancies, oath, removal.
Sec. 30-3. Assistance.
Sec. 30-4. Commissioners and employees prohibited from dealing in or manufacturing alcoholic liquor.
Sec. 30-5. Receipts and expenditures.
Sec. 30-6. Powers and duties of Department of Consumer Protection; report; records and certified copies.
Sec. 30-6a. Adoption of regulations.
Sec. 30-6b. Regulation requiring locking of certain beer coolers accessible to the public prohibited.
Sec. 30-7. Regulations to be furnished upon request.
Sec. 30-8. Investigations, oaths and subpoenas.
Sec. 30-9. Status of towns as to sale of alcoholic liquor.
Sec. 30-10. Vote on liquor permit question.
Sec. 30-11. Form of ballot label.
Sec. 30-12. Liquor permit contrary to vote void.
Sec. 30-13. Previous town action to remain in effect.
Sec. 30-13a. Prior vote not to apply to sale under golf country club permit. Referendum requirement.
Sec. 30-13b. Local option re nonprofit theater permits.
Sec. 30-14. Nature and duration of permit. Renewal by transferee or purchaser of permit premises.
Sec. 30-14a. Renewal and issuance of package store permits. Removal of premises.
Sec. 30-15. Issuance of permits.
Sec. 30-16. Manufacturer permit.
Sec. 30-17. Wholesaler permit. Termination or diminishment of distributorship.
Sec. 30-17a. Sales by wholesaler permittees to retail permittees outside territory.
Sec. 30-17b. Wholesaler's salesman certificates.
Sec. 30-18. Out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquors.
Sec. 30-18a. Out-of-state small winery shipper's permit for wine.
Sec. 30-19. Out-of-state shipper's permit for beer.
Secs. 30-19a to 30-19e.
Sec. 30-19f. In-state transporter's permit.
Sec. 30-20. Package store permits; grocery store beer permits.
Sec. 30-20a. University permit.
Sec. 30-21. Hotel permit.
Sec. 30-21a. Night club permit.
Sec. 30-21b. Resort permit.
Sec. 30-22. Restaurant permit. Wine ordered with restaurant meals.
Sec. 30-22a. Cafe permit.
Sec. 30-22b. Restaurant permit for catering establishment. Certain requirements may be waived upon written application.
Sec. 30-22c. Juice bars. Notification of local police re scheduled events. Prohibition of alcoholic liquor at juice bar.
Sec. 30-23. Club permits.
Sec. 30-23a. Guest book requirements under club permits.
Sec. 30-23b. Club permit for Rocky Hill Veterans' Home and Hospital.
Sec. 30-24. Spouses of club and golf country club members.
Sec. 30-24a. Golf country club permit. Nonprofit service club.
Sec. 30-24b. Auxiliary club members.
Sec. 30-25. Special club permit for picnics.
Sec. 30-25a. Club permit in no-permit towns.
Sec. 30-26. Tavern permit.
Sec. 30-27. Taverns not to be screened from street.
Sec. 30-28. Railroad permit.
Sec. 30-28a. Airline permit.
Sec. 30-29. Boat permit.
Sec. 30-30. Broker's permit.
Sec. 30-31. Sale of warehouse receipts for alcoholic beverages.
Sec. 30-32. Warehouse permit.
Sec. 30-33. Concession permit.
Sec. 30-33a. Coliseum permit. Coliseum concession permit. Special rule re backers.
Sec. 30-33b. Special sporting facility permits.
Sec. 30-33c. Special outing facility permits.
Sec. 30-34. Military permit.
Sec. 30-35. Temporary permit for outings, picnics or social gatherings.
Sec. 30-35a. Nonprofit theater permit.
Sec. 30-35b. Ninety-day provisional permit.
Sec. 30-36. Druggist permit.
Sec. 30-37. Sales on prescription.
Sec. 30-37a. Nonprofit public museum permit.
Sec. 30-37b. Charitable organization permit.
Sec. 30-37c. Bowling establishment permits. Racquetball facility permit.
Sec. 30-37d. Nonprofit public television corporation permit.
Sec. 30-37e. Airport restaurant permit. Airport bar permit. Airport airline club permit.
Sec. 30-37f. Airport permit. Leasing and concessions. Access requirements. Excepted from local option, discretionary disapproval.
Sec. 30-37g. Nonprofit golf tournament permit.
Sec. 30-37h. Nonprofit corporation permit.
Sec. 30-37i. Hotel guest bar permit.
Sec. 30-37j. Caterer liquor permit. Notice requirements. Exemptions.
Sec. 30-37k. Casino permit.
Sec. 30-37l. Wine festival permit.
Sec. 30-37m. Out-of-state entity wine festival permit.
Sec. 30-37n. Wine festival and out-of-state entity wine festival permits. Notification to chief municipal law enforcement official.
Sec. 30-38. Storage of liquor. Approval of facilities.
Sec. 30-38a. Transfer of liquor between retail permit premises under common ownership.
Sec. 30-39. Applications for permits, renewals. Fees. Publication, remonstrance, hearing.
Sec. 30-39a. Bartender certificate. When required. Application; fee; refusal; exemption.
Sec. 30-40. Second application.
Secs. 30-41 and 30-42. Permit fees. Rebate of permit fees.
Sec. 30-42a. Permit fee rebate.
Sec. 30-43. Granting and denial of permits. Notice of hearing.
Sec. 30-44. Mandatory refusal of permit where sale prohibited.
Sec. 30-45. Mandatory refusal of permits to certain persons. Exceptions.
Sec. 30-46. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permit; location or character of premises; other grounds.
Sec. 30-46a. Permit for restaurant within a coliseum.
Sec. 30-47. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permits; disqualification of applicant or permittee; alcohol seller and server training program; permittee participation.
Sec. 30-48. Limitations of permits; exceptions. Loans. Period of credit. Resolution of credit disputes.
Sec. 30-48a. Limitation on interest in retail permits.
Sec. 30-48b. Municipalities and authorities as backers of coliseum permittees.
Secs. 30-49 and 30-50. Sale of liquor on credit. Period of credit. Suspension of credit restrictions in case of disaster.
Sec. 30-51. Sales in dwelling houses regulated.
Sec. 30-51a. Leasing of part of premises operating under grocery store beer permit.
Sec. 30-52. Permit to specify location and revocability. Removal to another location.
Sec. 30-53. Permit to be recorded.
Sec. 30-54. Permit to be hung in plain view.
Sec. 30-55. Revocation or suspension of permits; hearing; appeal to stay proceedings.
Sec. 30-55a. Suspension of permit for failure to pay unemployment compensation contributions; violation of noise standards by liquor permittees; penalties.
Sec. 30-56. When appeal not to act as stay of execution.
Sec. 30-57. Conviction of permittee or backer; revocation or suspension of permit; forfeiture.
Sec. 30-58. Revocation of permit obtained by fraud.
Sec. 30-58a. Offer in compromise in lieu of suspension.
Sec. 30-58b. Continuation of service when special sporting facility permit revoked. Application for new permit.
Sec. 30-59. Certificate of revocation, suspension or reinstatement.
Sec. 30-59a. Notice of suspension or revocation of sporting facility permits or licenses issued by the Division of Special Revenue or the Gaming Policy Board.
Sec. 30-60. Appeal.
Sec. 30-61. Service of process on members of commission.
Sec. 30-62. Substitution of permittees. Fee.
Sec. 30-62a. Consumer bars.
Sec. 30-62b. Home manufacture of wine.
Sec. 30-63. Registration of brands, fees. Posting and notice of prices. Brand registration of fortified wine. When departmental approval prohibited.
Secs. 30-63a to 30-63d. Prices charged by manufacturers and out-of-state shippers to Connecticut wholesalers. Affirmation re price. Determination of price. Enforcement; regulations.
Sec. 30-63e. Conditions required for closeout sale.
Sec. 30-63f. Brand or size to be closed out.
Sec. 30-64. Fair trade; schedule of suggested prices to be filed with Department of Consumer Protection.
Sec. 30-64a. Sales within a wholesaler's geographic territory.
Sec. 30-64b. Unfair pricing practices.
Sec. 30-65. Regulations.
Sec. 30-66. Administration expenses.
Sec. 30-67. Penalties.
Sec. 30-68. Wholesale prices of wine.
Secs. 30-68a to 30-68h. Minimum retail markups; definitions. Minimum selling price. Suggested consumer resale price. Enforcement; regulations. Minimum wholesale markups; definitions. Minimum selling price. Minimum wholesale price. Enforcement; regulations.
Sec. 30-68i. Minimum selling price of out-of-state shipper, wholesaler or manufacturer permittee.
Sec. 30-68j. Minimum markup in sale of beer.
Sec. 30-68k. Price discrimination prohibited.
Sec. 30-68l. Wholesale permittees; sales below cost prohibited.
Sec. 30-68m. Retail permittees; sales below cost prohibited.
Sec. 30-68n. Advertisement of manufacturers' rebates.
Secs. 30-69 to 30-73. Seizures.
Sec. 30-74. Unauthorized sale prohibited.
Sec. 30-75. Prima facie evidence of intent to sell.
Sec. 30-76. Purchase for resale.
Sec. 30-76a. Sales to persons holding temporary or charitable organization permits.
Sec. 30-77. Disposing of liquor without permit.
Sec. 30-78. Nuisance. Disposal.
Sec. 30-79. Soliciting orders in no-permit towns.
Sec. 30-80. Delivery in town deemed sale.
Sec. 30-81. Unsuitable persons prohibited from having financial interest in permit businesses. Employment of minors restricted.
Sec. 30-82. Sale pending renewal of permit.
Secs. 30-83 to 30-85. Selectmen to give permittees lists of drinkers receiving town aid. Sales to relatives. Liquors not to be sent to certain persons or their abodes.
Sec. 30-86. Sale or delivery to minors, intoxicated persons and habitual drunkards prohibited. Exceptions. Use of transaction scan devices.
Sec. 30-86a. Statement from purchaser as to age.
Sec. 30-86b. Photographing a person whose age is in doubt, or photocopying such person's driver's license or identity card. Use of photograph or photocopy. Regulations. Affirmative defense.
Sec. 30-87. Inducing minors to procure liquor. Exceptions. Official investigation or enforcement activity.
Sec. 30-88. Identity card.
Sec. 30-88a. Operator's license as proof of age. Misrepresentation of age to procure liquor.
Sec. 30-89. Purchasing liquor or making false statement to procure liquor by person forbidden to purchase prohibited. Possessing liquor by minor on public street or highway or other public or private location prohibited; exceptions.
Sec. 30-89a. Permitting minor to illegally possess liquor in dwelling unit or on private property or failing to halt such illegal possession. Penalty.
Sec. 30-90. Loitering on permit premises.
Sec. 30-90a. Employment of minors. Permits held by, and financial interests of, persons over eighteen on July 1, 1982, not affected.
Sec. 30-91. Hours and days of closing. Exemption.
Sec. 30-91a. Effect of prior local votes re Sunday sale.
Sec. 30-92. Capacity of beer containers.
Sec. 30-92a. Bottle size, conversion to metric system.
Sec. 30-92b. Beer packaging.
Sec. 30-93. Containers to be sealed.
Sec. 30-93a. Regulation of shipments into state.
Sec. 30-94. Gifts, loans and discounts prohibited between permittees. Tie-in sales. Floor stock allowance. Depletion allowance.
Sec. 30-95. Advertising and bottling.
Sec. 30-95a. Display of trademarks by permittees.
Sec. 30-96. When music permitted.
Sec. 30-97. Town and probate records not to be kept where liquor is sold.
Sec. 30-98. Liquor not to be furnished to prisoners.
Sec. 30-99. Denatured alcohol or adulterated liquor.
Sec. 30-100. Bottle clubs.
Sec. 30-101. Pharmacist, breaking law, forfeits permit and license.
Sec. 30-102. Dram Shop Act; liquor seller liable for damage by intoxicated person. No negligence cause of action for sale to person twenty-one years of age or older.
Sec. 30-103. Contracts and actions based on illegal sales.
Sec. 30-104. Jurisdiction.
Sec. 30-105. Prosecutions.
Sec. 30-106. Entry into disorderly house by officer.
Sec. 30-107. Arrest and seizure without warrant. Disposition of illegal liquor.
Sec. 30-108. Court may order analysis of liquor.
Sec. 30-109. State chemist to analyze samples. Copies of analysis to be evidence.
Sec. 30-110. Tampering with analysis.
Sec. 30-111. Reports of convictions, fines and forfeited bonds.
Sec. 30-112. Civil action barred on certain debts.
Sec. 30-113. Penalties.
Sec. 30-114. Beer keg identification and receipt requirements. Restrictions on keg deposit refunds. Grounds for permit revocation or suspension.
Sec. 30-115. Possession of beer keg lacking required identification. False information on beer keg receipt. Penalties.
Sec. 30-116. Sale, purchase or possession of alcohol vaporization device prohibited. Penalty.

PART I
DEFINITIONS

      Sec. 30-1. Definitions. For the interpretation of this chapter, unless the context indicates a different meaning:

      (1) "Airline" means any United States airline carrier, holding a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Civil Aeronautics Board under Section 401 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended, or any foreign flag carrier, holding a permit under Section 402 of such act.

      (2) "Alcohol" means the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, rectified either once or more often, whatever may be the origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol which is considered nonpotable.

      (3) "Alcoholic liquor" or "alcoholic beverage" includes the four varieties of liquor defined in subdivisions (2), (5), (18) and (19) of this section (alcohol, beer, spirits and wine) and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer and capable of being consumed by a human being for beverage purposes. Any liquid or solid containing more than one of the four varieties so defined is considered as belonging to that variety which has the higher percentage of alcohol, according to the following order: Alcohol, spirits, wine and beer, except as provided in subdivision (19) of this section. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any liquid or solid containing less than one-half of one per cent of alcohol by volume.

      (4) "Backer" means, except in cases where the permittee is himself the proprietor, the proprietor of any business or club, incorporated or unincorporated, engaged in the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquor, in which business a permittee is associated, whether as employee, agent or part owner.

      (5) "Beer" means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoction of barley, malt and hops in drinking water.

      (6) (A) "Case price" means the price of a container of cardboard, wood or other material, containing units of the same size, brand, age and proof of alcoholic liquor, and (B) a case of alcoholic liquor, other than beer, cordials, cocktails, wines and prepared mixed drinks, shall be in the number and quantity of units or bottles as follows: Three gallon bottles; four gallon bottles; six half-gallon bottles; twelve quart bottles or twelve liter bottles; twelve one-fifth gallon bottles or twelve seven hundred fifty milliliter bottles; twenty-four pint bottles; twenty-four one-tenth gallon bottles or six and four-tenths ounce bottles or twenty-four three hundred seventy-five milliliter bottles or forty-eight one hundred eighty-seven and one-half milliliter bottles; ninety-six one hundred milliliter bottles; forty-eight half-pint bottles, or two hundred forty-one and one-half ounce, one and six-tenths ounce and two ounce bottles or ninety-six ninety-three and seven-tenths milliliter bottles or one hundred ninety-two forty-six and eight-tenths milliliter bottles.

      (7) "Charitable organization" means any nonprofit organization organized for charitable purposes to which has been issued a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (8) "Club" means a club as defined in section 30-23.

      (9) "Coliseum" means a coliseum as defined in section 30-33a.

      (10) "Commission" means the Liquor Control Commission and "department" means the Department of Consumer Protection.

      (11) "Golf country club" means a golf country club as defined in section 30-24a.

      (12) "Minor" means any person under twenty-one years of age.

      (13) "Person" means natural person including partners but shall not include corporations, limited liability companies, joint stock companies or other associations of natural persons.

      (14) "Proprietor" shall include all owners of businesses or clubs, included in subdivision (4) of this section, whether such owners are individuals, partners, joint stock companies, fiduciaries, stockholders of corporations or otherwise, but shall not include persons or corporations who are merely creditors of such businesses or clubs, whether as note holders, bond holders, landlords or franchisors.

      (15) "Dining room" means a room or rooms in premises operating under a hotel permit, hotel beer permit, restaurant permit, restaurant permit for beer, restaurant permit for wine and beer, railroad permit, or boat permit, where meals are customarily served, within the room or rooms, to any member of the public who has means of payment and proper demeanor.

      (16) "Restaurant" means a restaurant as defined in section 30-22.

      (17) "Special sporting facility" means a special sporting facility as defined in section 30-33b.

      (18) "Spirits" means any beverage that contains alcohol obtained by distillation mixed with drinkable water and other substances in solution, including brandy, rum, whiskey and gin.

      (19) "Wine" means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar content of fruits, such as grapes or apples or other agricultural products, containing sugar, including fortified wines such as port, sherry and champagne.

      (20) "Nonprofit public television corporation" means a nonprofit public television corporation as defined in section 30-37d.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4222; 1951, 1953, S. 2148d; 1957, P.A. 267, S. 1; 617, S. 1; 1959, P.A. 590; 1961, P.A. 292; 1963, P.A. 274, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 512; 553, S. 1; 1967, P.A. 365, S. 1; 725, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 135, S. 1; 724, S. 1; 739; 1971, P.A. 254, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 57; P.A. 73-222; 73-533, S. 1; 73-543, S. 1; 73-563, S. 1; P.A. 74-307, S. 1; P.A. 75-259, S. 1, 8; 75-641, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-80, S. 1, 4; 78-82, S. 2; 78-202, S. 1, 2, 5; 78-294, S. 1, 5; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-404, S. 38, 45; P.A. 80-198, S. 2; 80-482, S. 4, 170, 189, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-287, S. 1; 81-294, S. 6, 22; P.A. 82-68, S. 1, 11; 82-299, S. 1, 6; P.A. 83-152, S. 2; 83-508, S. 2; P.A. 85-264, S. 1, 4; 85-613, S. 82, 154; P.A. 89-181, S. 1, 6; P.A. 90-72, S. 1; 90-271, S. 18, 24; P.A. 91-118, S. 1; P.A. 93-139, S. 1; 93-326, S. 2; P.A. 95-79, S. 105, 189; 95-195, S. 11, 83; P.A. 03-235, S. 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-288, S. 132; P.A. 06-94, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act redefined club to qualify national or international fraternal or social organizations or affiliates in existence in state 1 year; 1961 act redefined case price to include cordials, cocktails, wines and prepared mixed drinks in exception; 1963 act added Subdiv. (21) defining "grocery store"; 1965 acts redefined "hotel" to include golf facilities and swimming pools as part of hotel premises and added Subdiv. (22) defining "golf country club"; 1967 acts added Subdivs. (23) and (24) defining "cafe" and "nonprofit theater"; 1969 acts redefined "bottle price" to specify applicability to alcoholic liquor other than beer and to clarify unit sizes, redefined "golf country club" to allow application for permit by organizations in existence for less than 1 year if certain conditions are met and redefined "case price" similarly for clarity and added Subdiv. (25) defining "nonprofit public art museum"; 1971 act added Subdiv. (26) defining "charitable organization"; 1972 act redefined "minor" to reflect lowered age of majority, i.e. from 21 to 18; P.A. 73-222 changed population marker in "hotel" definition from 15,000 to 40,000; P.A. 73-533 added Subdivs. (27) to (29) defining "coliseum", "coliseum club" and "arena"; P.A. 73-543 added Subdiv. (30) defining "airline"; P.A. 73-563 redefined "hotel" adding as determiner of classification number of days food is served per week and whether or not food is served at all times when liquor is served; P.A. 74-307 added Subdiv. (31) defining "special sporting facility"; P.A. 75-259 redefined "case price" to include liter and milliliter bottles; P.A. 75-641 rearranged Subdivs. to place terms defined in alphabetical order; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-80 added Subdiv. (32) defining "motel"; P.A. 78-82 added Subdiv. (33) defining "resort"; P.A. 78-202 added Subdiv. (34) defining "special outing facility"; P.A. 78-294 added Subdiv. (35) defining "farm winery"; P.A. 78-303 created exceptions to replacement of liquor control commission with division of liquor control; P.A. 79-404 replaced commission on special revenue with gaming policy board in Subdiv. (28); P.A. 80-198 included sales of wine in definition of "tavern"; P.A. 80-482 (See Secs. 4, 170 and 191) made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-287 amended Subdiv. (11), defining "club", to include definition of "nonprofit club"; P.A. 81-294 amended Subdiv. (7), defining "bottle price", to include references to metric units and to allow increases greater than the previously stated amounts of two, four or eight cents in determining bottle price, effective January 1, 1982; P.A. 82-68 amended Subdiv. (20) by redefining "minor" as a person under 19 years of age, raising the age from 18; P.A. 82-299 added Subdiv. (36) defining "catering establishment"; P.A. 83-152 added a new Subdiv. (37) defining "nonprofit public television corporation"; P.A. 83-508 amended Subdiv. (20) by redefining "minor" as a person under 20 years of age, raising the age from 19; P.A. 85-264 redefined "minor" in Subdiv. (20) as any person under 21 years of age other than a person who has attained the age of 20 on or before September 1, 1985; P.A. 85-613 made technical change in Subdiv. (9); P.A. 89-181 added a new Subdiv. (38) defining "brew pub"; P.A. 90-72 added Subdiv. (15)(B) re an alternative definition of "golf country club"; P.A. 90-271 made a technical change in Subdiv. (2); P.A. 91-118 amended Subdiv. (21) by deleting "art" before "museum", thus defining a permit that could be obtained by all nonprofit public museums, without regard to whether "art" was displayed there and deleted the word "floor", before "area", in the phrase "one hundred thousand square fee of floor area"; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, amended the definitions of "alcoholic liquor", "minor" and "dining room", entirely redefined "club", "coliseum", "golf country club", "restaurant", "special sporting facility" and "nonprofit public television corporation" and deleted the definitions of "arena", "bottle price", "cafe", "nonprofit club", "coliseum club", "grocery store", "hotel", "licensed pharmacist" or "licensed druggist", "licensed pharmacy", "nonprofit public museum", "nonprofit theater", "pharmacy commission", "tavern", "motel", "resort", "special outing facility", "farm winery", "catering establishment" and "brew pub"; P.A. 93-326 would have redefined "special outing facility" to reduce pavilion seating capacity from two hundred fifty people to one hundred fifty people, but failed to take effect since that definition was repealed by P.A. 93-139; P.A. 95-79 redefined "person" to exclude limited liability companies, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 95-195 amended Subdiv. (10) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 03-235 amended Subdiv. (6) by adding ninety-six 100-milliliter bottles to definition of "case price", effective June 26, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subdiv. (14), effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 06-94 amended Subdiv. (14) to change reference from "subdivision (5)" to "subdivision (4)" and add exclusion for landlords and franchisors in definition of "proprietor".

      The following cases decided prior to enactment of the liquor control act of 1933: Complaint charging sale of "spirituous liquor, to wit: beer," sufficient. 51 C. 1. Spirituous and intoxicating liquors include medicines prepared and sold by a druggist, of which a part is spirituous liquor. 61 C. 39. When lease, contained provision that rental should be reduced one-half in case city wherein premises leased were located "should go no license," passage of Volstead act operated to reduce rental one-half. 98 C. 751. Partially denatured alcohol readily made fit for beverage purposes held to be intoxicating liquor; any liquor specifically mentioned in former section or declared intoxicating by United States laws is intoxicating liquor; whether or not liquor is fit for beverage purposes is for the jury. 100 C. 645. Only such parts of statute defining intoxicating liquors as are relevant need be covered in charge. 102 C. 636. The following cases decided subsequent to enactment of the liquor control act: The definitions given of "alcohol", "beer", etc. are sufficiently broad to include medicinal compounds containing alcohol. 118 C. 252. It is not necessary that proof of alcoholic content in a given case be established only by an expert. 119 C. 439. Defendant not harmed by court's statement that it was undisputed that beer was "alcoholic liquor". 120 C. 43. Under former statute "regularly served" meals are meals served during hours restaurants are usually open. However, there must be a bona fide restaurant business. 121 C. 446. Whether or not place of business conformed to statutory definition is a question of fact. Id., 695. Commission did not abuse its discretion in refusing permits on ground restaurant business not bona fide. 123 C. 318. Cited. 124 C. 690. Action of the commission must be tested by condition of club's premises at time of the hearing. 125 C. 106. A change from unincorporated to incorporated form not material to continuous existence of a club. Id., 108. Service of hot meals insufficient to afford assurance of bona fide restaurant business. 128 C. 115. Cited. 132 C. 665. Cited. 133 C. 151. Cited. 158 C. 362. Cited. 191 C. 528. Cited. 195 C. 18.

      History of section reviewed. 20 CS 256. Cited. 23 CS 281.

      Purpose of act was to redefine and extend privilege of acquiring a grocery store beer permit to stores other than grocery stores; not determinative as to whether supermarket is grocery store for purposes of section 53-290. 3 Conn. Cir. Ct. 682.

      Subdiv. (2):

      Cited. 160 C. 4.

      Cited. 23 CS 474.

      Chemical analysis is not only method by which jury may determine that beer sold to minor is alcoholic beverage within prohibition of statute; common knowledge of well-known and nationally advertised brands may establish fact for jury. 5 Conn. Cir. Ct. 373.

      Subdiv. (3):

      Discussed. 5 CS 234.

      Subdiv. (7):

      An association operating under a club liquor permit which terminated the voting rights of its members and made its board of governors self-perpetuating does not come within the statutory definition of "club" as defined in the Liquor Control Act. 166 C. 97.

      Statutory requirements to be a club reviewed. 16 CS 60.

      Subdiv. (12):

      Cited. 236 C. 670.

      Cited. 22 CS 354.

      Cited. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 170. Cited. 5 Conn. Cir. Ct. 373.

      Subdiv. (13):

      Word "person" interpreted to allow a corporation to be eligible for a liquor permit. 18 CS 273.

      Subdiv. (15):

      Discussed. 5 CS 234. "Owner" means all persons who have combined in them both the title to and right of possession of the business and the owner shall be responsible for the conduct of the business. Management does not mean ownership. 22 CS 420.

      Subdiv. (17):

      Mere possession of supply of food sufficient to offer limited number and variety of meals would not make premises restaurant if there were so few food patrons or their demands for food were so insignificant that service of hot meals was not a regular part of permittee's business. 149 C. 511.

      Cited. 36 CS 305.

      Subdiv. (20):

      Cited. 207 C. 88.


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      Secs. 30-1a and 30-1b. Term "Liquor Control Commission" deemed to mean Division of Liquor Control within the Department of Business Regulation, exception. Term "Division of Liquor Control" or "Division of Liquor Control within the Department of Public Safety" deemed to mean "Department of Liquor Control", when. Sections 30-1a and 30-1b are repealed.

      (P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 170, 346, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 73.)

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PART II
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION: LIQUOR CONTROL

      Sec. 30-2. Liquor Control Commission: Appointment, term, vacancies, oath, removal. There shall be a Liquor Control Commission composed of three commissioners, one of whom shall be the Commissioner of Consumer Protection, appointed by the Governor in accordance with section 4-9a. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall be the chairman of the commission. The Governor shall fill any vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term. Not more than two commissioners shall be of the same political party. Each commissioner shall take the oath prescribed for executive officers. The Governor may remove any commissioner as provided in section 4-12.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4223; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 136; P.A. 93-139, S. 2; P.A. 95-195, S. 1, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c); P.A. 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 called for replacement of liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, but P.A. 78-303 made exception for this section, retaining the commission; P.A. 93-139 required the governor to appoint the three commissioners in accordance with Sec. 4-9a, deleting provision re appointment in odd-numbered years; P.A. 95-195 made the Commissioner of Consumer Protection member of and chairman of the Liquor Control Commission, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 replaced Commissioner of Consumer Protection with Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See title 2c re termination under "Sunset Law".

      Cited. 184 C. 1.

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      Sec. 30-3. Assistance. The department may appoint a secretary and may employ such clerks, inspectors, agents and other assistants as it requires.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4224; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 136; P.A. 99-194, S. 21.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 called for replacement of liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, but P.A. 78-303 made exception for this section, retaining the commission; P.A. 99-194 replaced reference to commission with reference to department.

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      Sec. 30-4. Commissioners and employees prohibited from dealing in or manufacturing alcoholic liquor. No commissioner of the Liquor Control Commission and no employee of the Department of Consumer Protection who carries out the duties and responsibilities of sections 30-2 to 30-68m, inclusive, and the regulations enacted thereunder may, directly or indirectly, individually or as a member of a partnership or as a shareholder of a corporation, have any interest whatsoever in dealing in or in the manufacture of alcoholic liquor, nor receive any commission or profit whatsoever from nor have any interest whatsoever in the purchases or sales made by the persons authorized by this chapter to purchase or sell alcoholic liquor. No provision of this section shall prevent any such commissioner or employee from purchasing and keeping in his possession, for the personal use of himself or members of his family or guests, any alcoholic liquor which may be purchased or kept by any person by virtue of this chapter.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4226; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 2, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-303 allowed retention of mention of commissioners, i.e. members of liquor control commission; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 replaced reference to employee of the Department of Liquor Control with employee of the Department of Consumer Protection who carries out the duties of Secs. 30-2 to 30-68m, inclusive, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-5. Receipts and expenditures. The moneys received from the permit fees shall be deposited by the Department of Consumer Protection daily with the State Treasurer. Such deposit shall operate as a full discharge of the department of all liability therefor. The expenses of the department for carrying out the provisions of sections 30-1 to 30-113, inclusive, including salaries, shall be defrayed from the receipts of the taxes imposed by chapter 220.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4227; 1959, P.A. 152, S. 54; 388, S. 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 12, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 acts removed provisions for payment of regular fees to counties and towns and for deposit of special fees in the inebriate fund, which was abolished. Revisors deleted reference to special fees to conform with 1961 act which eliminated them (1961 P.A. 567, S. 1; See Sec. 30-41); P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-303 clarified and qualified changes enacted in P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-6. Powers and duties of Department of Consumer Protection; report; records and certified copies. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. The department may, upon notification by the Governor that a state of emergency exists in the state or in any town, city or borough, order the suspension of sale of alcoholic liquors during the period of such emergency in the state or in any town, city or borough. It may generally do whatever is reasonably necessary for the carrying out of the intent of this chapter; and, without limiting its authority, it may call upon other administrative departments of the state government and of municipal governments, upon state and municipal police departments and upon prosecuting officers and state's attorneys for such information and assistance as it deems necessary to the performance of its duties.

      (b) The department shall submit to the Governor, as provided in section 4-60, an annual report of its official acts. The department shall keep a record of proceedings and orders pertaining to the matters under its jurisdiction and of all permits granted, refused, suspended or revoked and of all reports sent to its office. It shall furnish, without charge, for official use only, certified copies of permits and documents relating thereto, to officials of the state or of any municipality in the state, to officials of any other state or to any court in this state. Any certified copy of any document or record of the department, attested as a true copy by the department, shall be competent evidence in any court of the state of facts therein contained. All records of the department pertaining to applicants and to permits shall be maintained pursuant to the provisions of title 11 and shall be open to public inspection at any reasonable time during office hours. All other records may be regarded as confidential by the department, except to the Governor and in response to judicial process.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4228; September, 1957, P.A. 11, S. 13; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 191, 348; P.A. 82-332, S. 1, 13; P.A. 90-230, S. 53, 101; P.A. 93-139, S. 3; P.A. 95-195, S. 13, 83; P.A. 99-194, S. 22; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of public safety, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-303 clarified and qualified full scale name change called for in P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 82-332 amended section to eliminate reference to regulation of business methods and to add Subsec. (b) prohibiting regulation in four specified areas; P.A. 90-230 corrected a typographical error; P.A. 93-139 amended Subsec. (a) to delete listing of specific areas for regulation and deleted former Subsec. (b) which had prohibited the commission from adopting regulations in four specific areas; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 99-194 amended Subsec. (b) to make technical change, to delete provision limiting duration of department's recordkeeping responsibilities and to add provision requiring records to be maintained pursuant to title 11; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See Sec. 12-450 re suspension of liquor permit for failure to pay taxes or to perform acts or duties imposed under statutes relating to taxation.

      Cited. 122 C. 446. Regulation of commission requiring presence of permittee complied with. 123 C. 38. The authority of the commission is limited to making reasonable regulations within the scope of the power granted. Id., 37; 126 C. 454. Interpretation of regulation forbidding immoral activities. 128 C. 356. Whether or not reductions in price were an inducement to purchase within the meaning of the regulation was an issue of fact. Id., 436. Regulation concerning false labeling. 133 C. 348. Cited. 134 C. 293. Cited. 140 C. 185. Reasonableness of regulation. Id., 582. The enumeration in the Liquor Control Act of several grounds for revocation does not prevent the commission from adding other grounds by regulation. 150 C. 422. Cited. 183 C. 552. Cited. 191 C. 528. Cited. 226 C. 418.

      Cited. 12 CA 455. Cited. 27 CA 614; judgment reversed, see 226 C. 418.

      Cited. 10 CS 489. Cited. 15 CS 200. Cited. 16 CS 61. Requiring a permittee to remove a shuffleboard set is not tantamount to a regulation. 14 CS 491. History and purpose. 15 CS 410. Authority of liquor control commission to suspend permits discussed. 36 CS 305. Constitutionality of regulations concerning live entertainment discussed. Id. Cited. 38 CS 460.


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      Sec. 30-6a. Adoption of regulations. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection may adopt in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 all necessary regulations, subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, to: (1) Carry out, enforce and prevent violation of the provisions of this chapter, (2) inspect permit premises, (3) ensure sanitary conditions, (4) ensure proper, safe and orderly conduct of permit premises, and (5) protect the public against fraud or overcharge.

      (b) More specifically, with respect to part V of this chapter, the Department of Consumer Protection may adopt in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 regulations that are necessary to (1) carry out the purposes of section 30-64 and prevent the circumvention thereof by the offering or giving of any rebate, allowance, free goods, discount or any other thing or service of value; (2) permit the withdrawal of, an addition to, a deletion from or an amendment of any schedule, or a modification of prices therein, when not inconsistent with the purposes of said section 30-64, whenever necessary to avoid practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships to any permittee affected by said section 30-64 or because of acts or circumstances beyond the control of such permittee and under such terms and conditions as are necessary to carry out the purposes of said section 30-64; (3) permit the sale by a retailer of a brand of alcoholic liquor or wine for which a schedule of suggested consumer resale prices has not been and cannot be filed, whenever necessary to avoid practical difficulties or unnecessary hardships to any permittee affected by said section or because of acts or circumstances beyond the control of such permittee, and under such terms and conditions as are necessary to carry out the purposes of said section 30-64; (4) subject to the provisions of section 30-63e, permit the closeout of a brand for the purpose of discontinuing its sale, under such terms and conditions as are necessary to carry out the purposes of said section 30-64; (5) carry out the purposes of sections 30-68k to 30-68m, inclusive, and section 30-76a and prevent their circumvention; (6) on verified application, and for good cause shown, permit any adjustment or change of any item on the schedule required to be filed under section 30-63 and said section 30-64; and (7) permit the sale at a price which is less than cost by a supplier, wholesaler or retailer for any item of alcoholic liquor, except beer, that is damaged or deteriorated in quality, or, subject to the provisions of section 30-63f, permit the closeout of a brand or size for the purpose of discontinuing its sale, under such terms and conditions as are necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 30-68k to 30-68m, inclusive, and section 30-76a.

      (c) The department shall not adopt any regulation: (1) Requiring prior approval of alterations or changes in the interior or exterior of permit premises; (2) requiring prior approval for live entertainment or the installation of amusement devices or games; (3) requiring registration of employees or agents of permittees; (4) requiring the presence of retail permittees on permit premises during hours of sale or prohibiting employment of such permittees in another occupation or business except as provided in section 30-45; or (5) establishing a mandated minimum price above which a permittee must sell.

      (P.A. 93-139, S. 4; P.A. 95-195, S. 14, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 95-195 amended Subsecs. (a) and (b) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-6b. Regulation requiring locking of certain beer coolers accessible to the public prohibited. No regulation adopted pursuant to the authority of this chapter shall require that beer coolers accessible to the public be locked during hours when the sale of alcoholic liquors for off-premises consumption is forbidden and grocery store beer permit premises are open for business.

      (P.A. 08-11, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 08-11 effective April 29, 2008.

      See Sec. 30-20 re grocery store beer permit.

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      Sec. 30-7. Regulations to be furnished upon request. Every regulation made by the Department of Consumer Protection under the authority of this chapter shall be furnished to each permittee upon request. The department shall biennially, on or before July first in the odd-numbered years, publish in convenient pamphlet form all regulations then in force and shall furnish upon request copies of such pamphlets to every permittee authorized under the provisions of this chapter to manufacture or sell alcoholic liquor and to such other persons as desire such pamphlets.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4229; P.A. 73-31; P.A. 76-394, S. 1, 4; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 85-613, S. 69, 154; P.A. 91-167; P.A. 93-139, S. 5; P.A. 95-195, S. 3, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-31 required that regulations be printed in Connecticut Law Journal rather than in one issue of a newspaper in each county and required that licensees be furnished copies of regulations immediately; P.A. 76-394 required that licensees be sent copies biennially rather than annually and changed deadline date from December thirty-first to April first; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-303 clarified and qualified name change enacted in P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 85-613 made technical changes; P.A. 91-167 specified that department must furnish printed regulations to licensees only upon request and changed time for publication of regulations from April to July of odd-numbered years; P.A. 93-139 made technical change; P.A. 95-195 replaced Department of Liquor Control with Department of Consumer Protection and made technical change, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 123 C. 35. Cited. 126 C. 454. Cited. 128 C. 358; Id., 435. Cited. 140 C. 185.

      Purpose of statute. 15 CS 410. Cited. 16 CS 61.


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      Sec. 30-8. Investigations, oaths and subpoenas. The Department of Consumer Protection and any agent thereof authorized to conduct any inquiry, investigation or hearing under the provisions of this chapter shall have power to administer oaths and take testimony under oath relative to the matter of inquiry or investigation. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may withhold from disclosure any complaints or inspections that result in an investigation conducted by the department under this chapter, or any other information obtained by the department during the course of an investigation conducted by the department under this chapter, until the earlier of (1) the date when the investigation is completed, (2) six months after the date when the complaint resulting in the investigation was filed, or (3) six months after the investigation was commenced. At any hearing ordered by the department, the department or such agent having authority by law to issue such process may subpoena witnesses and require the production of records, papers and documents pertinent to such inquiry. No witness under subpoena authorized to be issued by the provisions of this section shall be excused from testifying or from producing records, papers or documents on the ground that such testimony or the production of such records or other documentary evidence would tend to incriminate him, but such evidence or the records or papers so produced and any information directly or indirectly derived from such evidence, records or papers shall not be used in any criminal proceeding against him. If any person disobeys such process or, having appeared in obedience thereto, refuses to answer any pertinent question put to him by the department or its authorized agent or to produce any records and papers pursuant thereto, the department or its agent may apply to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford or for the judicial district wherein the person resides or wherein the business has been conducted, setting forth such disobedience to process or refusal to answer, and the court shall cite such person to appear before the court to answer such question or to produce such records and papers and, upon his refusal so to do, shall commit such person to a community correctional center until he testifies, but not for a longer period than sixty days. Notwithstanding the serving of the term of such commitment by any person, the department may proceed with such inquiry and examination as if the witness had not previously been called upon to testify. Officers who serve subpoenas issued by the department or under its authority and witnesses attending hearings conducted by it under this section shall receive like fees and compensation as officers and witnesses in the courts of this state to be paid on vouchers of the department on order of the Comptroller.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4230; 1969, P.A. 297; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-280, S. 2, 6, 127; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 88-230, S. 1, 12; P.A. 90-98, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 6; 93-142, S. 4, 7, 8; P.A. 95-195, S. 15, 83; 95-220, S. 4-6; P.A. 97-175, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(c), (d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1969 act replaced jails with community correctional centers; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-280 replaced "county" with "judicial district" and "Hartford county" with "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain"; P.A. 78-303 clarified and qualified name change enacted by P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 88-230 replaced "judicial district of Hartford-New Britain" with "judicial district of Hartford", effective September 1, 1991; P.A. 90-98 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1991, to September 1, 1993; P.A. 93-139 extended the prohibition against using evidence produced by a witness for prosecution to any information derived directly or indirectly from such evidence; P.A. 93-142 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1993, to September 1, 1996, effective June 14, 1993; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-220 changed the effective date of P.A. 88-230 from September 1, 1996, to September 1, 1998, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-175 added provisions re withholding information from disclosure and made technical changes; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Commissioner and Department of Consumer Protection with Commissioner and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Reviewing court must extract from record certified to it legally admissible evidence pertinent to issue on appeal. 160 C. 1.

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PART III*
LOCAL OPTION

      *See Sec. 30-25a re club permits in no-permit towns.

      See Sec. 30-37a re inapplicability of this part to nonprofit public art museum permits.

      Cited. 191 C. 528.


      Sec. 30-9. Status of towns as to sale of alcoholic liquor. The sale of alcoholic liquor under the provisions of this chapter shall be permitted in any town in the state until by vote of the town, taken as provided in section 30-10, a contrary preference has been indicated; and nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to permit the sale of alcoholic liquor in any town which has voted to the contrary.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4231, 4319.)

      Cited. 118 C. 270. Cited. 134 C. 292. Sale of liquor could not be absolutely prohibited in town otherwise than by a vote of a town meeting. 136 C. 286; 156 C. 291. Cited. 191 C. 528.

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      Sec. 30-10. Vote on liquor permit question. Upon the petition of not less than ten per cent of the electors of any town, lodged with the town clerk at least sixty days before the date of any regular town election, the selectmen of the town shall warn the electors of such town that, at the regular town election, a vote shall be taken to determine: (1) Whether or not the sale of alcoholic liquor shall be permitted in such town, or (2) whether the sale of alcoholic liquor shall be permitted in such town in one or more of the classes of permits set forth in section 30-15. Such vote shall be taken in the manner prescribed in sections 9-369 and 30-11, and shall become effective on the first Monday of the month next succeeding such town election and shall remain in force until a new vote is taken; provided such vote may be taken at a special election called for the purpose in conformity with the provisions of section 9-164 and provided at least one year shall have elapsed since the previous vote was taken. The provisions of chapter 145 concerning absentee voting at referenda shall apply to all votes taken upon the question of liquor permits. Any class or classes of permits already allowed in a town shall not be affected by any vote unless the petition specifies such class or classes or requests "No Permits".

      (1949 Rev., S. 4232; 1953, S. 2150d; February, 1965, P.A. 362, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 294, S. 31; P.A. 79-604, S. 3, 5; P.A. 82-144; P.A. 86-179, S. 51, 53.)

      History: 1965 act replaced reference to beer only sales in Subdiv. (2) with reference to sale of alcoholic liquor "in one or more of the classes of permits set forth in section 30-15"; 1972 act referred to "regular" town elections rather than "annual" elections, deleting provision which allowed vote at special election only for towns with biennial elections; P.A. 79-604 specified that classes of permits already allowed in a town remain unaffected by vote unless specified in petition or "no permits" is requested in petition; P.A. 82-144 moved filing date for petition from 20 to 60 days before the date of election; P.A. 86-179 made technical change.

      See Sec. 30-91 re hours and days of closing.

      Cited. 149 C. 680. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 191 C. 528.

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      Sec. 30-11. Form of ballot label. The ballot label designations in a vote upon the question of liquor permits shall be "Shall the sale of alcoholic liquor (Permit for All Alcoholic Liquor) be allowed in .... (Name of town)?" or "Shall the sale of alcoholic liquor under (Specified Permit or Permits) be allowed in .... (Name of town)?" or "Shall the sale of alcoholic liquor be prohibited (No Permits) in .... (Name of town)?" and shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of section 9-250. No elector shall vote for more than one designation. No permit shall be issued for "all alcoholic liquor" unless a majority of the votes cast shall be for "all alcoholic liquor" and votes for "all alcoholic liquor" shall be added to, and counted as, votes for "(specified) permit" or "(specified) permits" in case the votes for "all alcoholic liquor" shall not amount to a majority of the total number of votes cast. The provisions of this section shall not affect wholesaler permits.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4233; 1953, S. 2151d; February, 1965, P.A. 362, S. 2; P.A. 86-170, S. 12, 13.)

      History: 1965 act referred to "(Specified) Permits" rather than to "Beer Permits"; P.A. 86-170 required that designation on ballot label be in form of question.

      Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 191 C. 528.

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      Sec. 30-12. Liquor permit contrary to vote void. When any town has so voted upon the question of liquor permits, any liquor permit granted in such town which is not in accordance with such vote shall be void except manufacturer permits, railroad permits and golf country club permits.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4234; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 2.)

      History: 1965 act included reference to golf country club permits.

      See Sec. 30-44 re mandatory refusal of permit when sale prohibited.

      Cited. 138 C. 178. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 191 C. 528.

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      Sec. 30-13. Previous town action to remain in effect. In all cases in which a town, either by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, previous to May 18, 1950, acted on the sale of alcoholic liquors or the reduction of the number of hours when such sale is permissible, such action shall remain in effect until further action is taken in accordance with this chapter.

      (March, 1950, S. 2176d.)

      Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 191 C. 528.

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      Sec. 30-13a. Prior vote not to apply to sale under golf country club permit. Referendum requirement. In any case in which a town has, under the provisions of this part, acted, prior to October 1, 1965, to prohibit the sale of alcoholic liquor or restrict such sale to beer only, such action shall not apply to the sale of alcoholic liquor under a golf country club permit, except that the granting of any such permit by the Department of Consumer Protection shall be subject to the provisions of section 30-25a, provided any such permit issued prior to October 1, 1973, shall be subject to the provisions of said section 30-25a only if the holder fails to renew such permit or it is revoked by the department for cause.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 3; P.A. 73-601, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 16, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-601 stated when granting of permit is to be subject to provisions of Sec. 30-25a; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-303 clarified and qualified name change enacted in P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 191 C. 528.

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      Sec. 30-13b. Local option re nonprofit theater permits. Section 30-13b is repealed.

      (1967, P.A. 725, S. 5; P.A. 74-20, S. 1, 2.)

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PART IV
PERMITS

      Sec. 30-14. Nature and duration of permit. Renewal by transferee or purchaser of permit premises. (a) A permit shall be a purely personal privilege that expires annually, except a permit issued under sections 30-25, 30-35, 30-37b, 30-37d, 30-37g and 30-37h, and revocable in the discretion of the Department of Consumer Protection subject to appeal as provided in section 30-55. A permit shall not constitute property, nor shall it be subject to attachment and execution, nor shall it be alienable, except that it shall descend to the estate of a deceased permittee by the laws of testate or intestate succession. A railroad permit or an airline permit shall be granted to the railroad corporation or airline corporation and not to any person, and the corporation shall be the permittee.

      (b) Any permit in this part, except a permit issued under sections 30-25, 30-35, 30-37b, 30-37d, 30-37g and 30-37h, may be issued for a continuous period of not more than six consecutive calendar months, at two-thirds of regular fees, but rebate of fees shall not be permitted for any unexpired portion of the term of a permit revoked by reason of a violation of any provision of this chapter.

      (c) The executors or administrators of the estate of any deceased permittee, and the trustees of any insolvent or bankrupt estate of a permittee, when such estate consists in whole or in part of alcoholic liquor, may continue the business of the sale or manufacture of alcoholic liquor under order of the appropriate court and may exercise the privileges of the deceased or insolvent or bankrupt permittee for a period not exceeding six months after the date of such decease or of such insolvency or bankruptcy, or until such time as the applicable permit expires, whichever date is later. A certified copy of the order of the court authorizing the continuance of such business shall be filed with the department. In the event of the death, insolvency or bankruptcy of a backer, the permittee of such backer shall have the same rights and privileges as set forth in this section, provided, in addition to the order of said court, the executor or administrator of the estate of any deceased backer, or the trustee of any insolvent or bankrupt estate of a backer, shall file a notice with the department that he has authorized such permittee to continue such business.

      (d) Notwithstanding any provision of this section, a package store permit may be renewed by a transferee or purchaser of permit premises under section 30-14a.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4236; P.A. 73-543, S. 5, 14; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 7, 22; P.A. 93-139, S. 7; P.A. 95-195, S. 17, 83; P.A. 97-175, S. 2; P.A. 99-194, S. 23; P.A. 01-195, S. 93, 181; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-543 included references to airline permits and airline corporations; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-303 clarified and qualified name change enacted in P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-294 added Subsec. (b) allowing renewal of permit by transferee or purchaser of premises on and after June 8, 1981; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added a provision for a six-month permit as new Subsec. (b), relettering a part of former Subsec. (a) as (c) and former Subsec. (b) as (d); P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-175 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that permits shall descend to the estate of a deceased permittee by the laws of testate or intestate succession and to make a technical change, and amended Subsec. (c) by adding provision re exercise of privileges of deceased or insolvent or bankrupt permittee until such time as the applicable permit expires, deleting provision re filing of court order within ten days of the date of issuance of such order, and making a technical change; P.A. 99-194 amended Subsec. (a) to make technical change; P.A. 01-195 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective July 11, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 118 C. 253. Cited. 126 C. 456. Cited. 128 C. 163. Cited. 129 C. 621. A renewal is not an extension of the term of the original permit but the issuance of a new one. 133 C. 151. A permit is a matter of privilege not right. 144 C. 241. Cited. 150 C. 426. Permit is not property but merely a personal privilege. 153 C. 247.

      Cited. 12 CA 455.

      Personal privilege aspect of permit discussed. 5 CS 418; 16 CS 355. Privilege is not a grant of the commission but of the state under prescribed conditions. 10 CS 489. Permittee is a party to an action seeking to revoke his permit, but he may not be a party if the action is to prevent the issuance of a permit. 16 CS 108. Where permittee is ejected, the premises do not retain their character as a permit place. Id., 355. Apparently requires that, except for railroads, permits be issued to individuals only. 18 CS 274.

      Subsec. (a):

      Cited. 6 CA 278.


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      Sec. 30-14a. Renewal and issuance of package store permits. Removal of premises. A package store permit may be renewed by the person to whom it was issued or by any person who is a transferee or purchaser of premises operating under a package store permit and who meets the requirements of this chapter concerning eligibility for a liquor permit. Commencing June 8, 1986, the Department of Consumer Protection may issue one package store permit for every twenty-five hundred residents of a town as determined by the most recently completed decennial census. The department may authorize the holder of such permit to remove his permit premises to a location in another town provided such removal complies with the provisions of this chapter.

      (P.A. 81-294, S. 5, 22; P.A. 85-361, S. 1, 3; P.A. 93-139, S. 8; P.A. 95-195, S. 18, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 85-361 added provisions re removal of permit premises; P.A. 93-139 deleted an obsolete moratorium provision applicable from 1981 to 1986; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 5 CA 432.

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      Sec. 30-15. Issuance of permits. The Department of Consumer Protection may issue permits in the classes described in this chapter. Permits shall be subject to the regulations of the Department of Consumer Protection and the provisions of this chapter.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4237; 1953, S. 2155d; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 4; 1967, P.A. 725, S. 2; 1969, P.A. 724, S. 2; 1971, P.A. 254, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 68, S. 4; P.A. 73-533, S. 3; 73-543, S. 2, 14; P.A. 74-307, S. 4; P.A. 75-598, S. 3; 75-641, S. 2; P.A. 76-347, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-82, S. 3; 78-202, S. 3, 5; 78-279, S. 1, 2, 6; 78-294, S. 2, 5; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 192, 345, 348; P.A. 81-287, S. 2; 81-367, S. 1, 9; P.A. 82-299, S. 2, 6; P.A. 83-152, S. 3; 83-283, S. 1, 5; 83-434, S. 1, 4; P.A. 84-494, S. 1, 11; P.A. 85-380, S. 1, 6, 12; P.A. 87-321, S. 1, 6; P.A. 89-155, S. 1, 4; 89-181, S. 2, 6; P.A. 91-353, S. 4, 7; P.A. 93-139, S. 9; P.A. 95-195, S. 19, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1965 act added golf country club permits; 1967 act added nonprofit theater permits; 1969 act added nonprofit public art museum permits; 1971 act added charitable organization permits; 1972 act added university permits; P.A. 73-533 added coliseum and coliseum concession permits; P.A. 73-543 added airline permits; P.A. 74-307 added special sporting facility permits; P.A. 75-598 added night club permits; P.A. 75-641 reordered subdivisions and added cafe permits; P.A. 76-347 added bowling establishment permits; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-82 added resort permits; P.A. 78-202 added special outing facility permits; P.A. 78-279 added university liquor permits; P.A. 78-294 added manufacturers' permits for farm wineries; P.A. 78-303 clarified and qualified extent of name change enacted in P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-287 amended Subdiv. (6) to add reference to nonprofit club permit; P.A. 81-367 eliminated references to druggist permit for beer only and package store beer permit as of May 29, 1981, allowed issuance of such permits to persons making application prior to said date and allowed renewal of such licenses; P.A. 82-299 added restaurant permit for catering establishment; P.A. 83-152 added Subsec. (a)(32) for nonprofit public television corporation permits; P.A. 83-283 amended Subsec. (a) by creating a new racquetball facility permit in Subdiv. (30); P.A. 83-434 amended Subsec. (a) by adding a provision for bowling establishment permit for beer only in Subdiv. (30); P.A. 84-494 amended Subsec. (a) by adding an airport restaurant permit and an airport bar permit; P.A. 85-380 eliminated night club permits and added nonprofit golf tournament permits; P.A. 87-321 amended Subsec. (a) by adding an airport airline club permit classification; P.A. 89-155 amended Subsec. (a) to include temporary permits for alcoholic liquor, university permits for beer only and for beer and wine only and nonprofit corporation permits; P.A. 89-181 amended Subsec. (a) to include manufacturer permits for brew pubs; P.A. 91-353 added Subdiv. (34), the ninety-day provisional permit, to the classes of permits; P.A. 93-139 deleted the list of the classes of permits in former Subsec. (a) and deleted former Subsecs. (b) and (c) re druggist permits and night club permit renewals; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 118 C. 252. Cited. 119 C. 437. Cited. 134 C. 557. Cited. 148 C. 412. Subdivision (c)(3). Cited. Id., 721. Subdivision (e)(1). Cited. 150 C. 69. Cited. 184 C. 75.

      Cited. 15 CS 290. Cited. 28 CS 186.


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      Sec. 30-16. Manufacturer permit. (a) A manufacturer permit shall allow the manufacture of alcoholic liquor and the storage, bottling and wholesale distribution and sale of alcoholic liquor manufactured or bottled to permittees in this state and without the state as may be permitted by law; but no such permit shall be granted unless the place or the plan of the place of manufacture has received the approval of the Department of Consumer Protection. A holder of a manufacturer permit may apply for and shall receive an out-of-state shipper's permit for manufacturing plants and warehouse locations outside the state owned by such manufacturer or a subsidiary corporation thereof, at least eighty-five per cent of the voting stock of which is owned by such manufacturer, to bring into any of its plants or warehouses in the state alcoholic liquors for reprocessing, repackaging, reshipment or sale either (1) within the state to wholesaler permittees not owned or controlled by such manufacturer, or (2) outside the state. A holder of a manufacturer permit, except a manufacturer permit for cider, may apply for and shall receive a wholesaler permit. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit shall be one thousand eight hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) A manufacturer permit for beer shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to beer, but shall permit the storage of beer in any part of the state. Such permit shall also authorize the offering and tasting, on the premises of the permittee, of free samples of beer brewed on such premises and the selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of such beer for consumption off the premises. The offering and tasting shall be limited to visitors who have attended a tour of the premises of the permittee. Such selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers shall comply with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91 and shall permit not more than eight liters of beer to be sold to any person on any day on which such sale is authorized under the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for beer shall be one thousand dollars.

      (c) A manufacturer permit for cider not exceeding six per cent alcohol by volume and apple wine not exceeding fifteen per cent alcohol by volume shall allow (1) the manufacture, storage, bottling and wholesale distribution and sale at retail of such cider and apple wine to permittees and nonpermittees in this state as may be permitted by law; but no such permit shall be issued unless the place or the plan of the place of manufacture has received the approval of the department; and (2) the sale and shipment by the holder of such permit of such cider and such apple wine to persons outside the state and to consumers in this state in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as such sale and shipment is permitted for wine by a farm winery manufacturer permittee pursuant to subsection (e) of this section. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for cider shall be two hundred dollars.

      (d) A manufacturer permit for apple brandy and eau-de-vie shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to apple brandy or eau-de-vie, or both. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for apple brandy and eau-de-vie shall be four hundred dollars.

      (e) (1) A manufacturer permit for a farm winery shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to wine and brandies distilled from grape products or other fruit products, including grappa and eau-de-vie. As used in this section, "farm winery" means any place or premises, located on a farm in the state in which wine is manufactured and sold.

      (2) Such permit shall, at the single principal premises of the farm winery, authorize (A) the sale in bulk by the holder thereof from the premises where the products are manufactured pursuant to such permit; (B) as to a manufacturer who produces one hundred thousand gallons of wine or less per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container; (C) the sale and shipment by the holder thereof of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee to persons outside the state; (D) the offering and tasting of free samples of such wine or brandy to visitors and prospective retail customers for consumption on the premises of the farm winery permittee; (E) the sale at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of such wine or brandy for consumption off the premises; (F) the sale at retail from the premises of wine or brandy by the glass and bottle to visitors on the premises of the farm winery permittee for consumption on the premises; and (G) subject to the provisions of subdivision (3) of this subsection, the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state. Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (D), (E) and (F) of this subdivision, a town may, by ordinance or zoning regulation, prohibit any such offering, tasting or selling at retail at premises within such town for which a manufacturer permit for a farm winery has been issued.

      (3) A permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (A) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL— SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (B) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (C) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any two-month period to any person in this state; (D) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales; (E) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (F) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; and (G) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit.

      (4) No licensed farm winery may sell any such wine or brandy not manufactured by such winery, except a licensed farm winery may sell from the premises wine manufactured by another farm winery located in this state.

      (5) The farm winery permittee shall grow on the premises of the farm winery or on property under the same ownership and control of said permittee or leased by the backer of a farm winery permit or by said permittee within the farm winery's principal state an average crop of fruit equal to not less than twenty-five per cent of the fruit used in the manufacture of the farm winery permittee's wine. An average crop shall be defined each year as the average yield of the farm winery permittee's two largest annual crops out of the preceding five years, except that during the first seven years from the date of issuance of a farm winery permit, an average crop shall be defined as three tons of grapes for each acre of vineyard farmed by the farm winery permittee. In the event the farm winery consists of more than one property, the aggregate acreage of the farm winery shall not be less than five acres.

      (6) A holder of a manufacturer permit for a farm winery, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

      (7) The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for a farm winery shall be three hundred dollars.

      (f) A manufacturer permit for a brew pub shall allow: (1) The manufacture, storage and bottling of beer, (2) the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises with or without the sale of food, (3) the selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of beer brewed on such premises for consumption off the premises, and (4) the sale of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of beer brewed on such premises to the holder of a wholesaler permit issued pursuant to subsection (b) of section 30-17, provided that the holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub produces at least five thousand gallons of beer on the premises annually. Such selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers shall comply with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91 and shall permit not more than eight liters of beer to be sold to any person on any day on which such sale is authorized under the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for a brew pub shall be three hundred dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4238; February, 1965, P.A. 180; 1967, P.A. 327, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-294, S. 3, 5; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 87-141, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-97; P.A. 89-181, S. 3, 6; P.A. 90-72, S. 3; P.A. 91-353, S. 1, 7; P.A. 93-139, S. 10; 93-266; P.A. 95-161, S. 1, 3; 95-195, S. 20, 83; P.A. 96-220, S. 1-3, 7; P.A. 98-236, S. 5, 6; P.A. 02-25, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-111, S. 1; 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-7, S. 1; 05-274, S. 1; P.A. 06-67, S. 1; P.A. 07-39, S. 1; 07-145, S. 1; 07-165, S. 2; P.A. 08-187, S. 1; P.A. 09-47, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 327.)

      History: 1965 act added provisions in Subdiv. (1) re application by holder of manufacturer's permit for out-of-state shipper's permit; 1967 act specified that such out-of-state shipper's permit is "to bring into any of its plants or warehouses in the state alcoholic liquors for reprocessing, repackaging, reshipment or sale ..." rather than "for the sale of alcoholic liquors to wholesaler permittees in this state not owned or controlled by said manufacturer"; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, except as later specified in P.A. 78-303, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-294 added Subdiv. (5) re manufacturer's permits for farm wineries; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 87-141 amended Subdiv. (5) by clarifying that a manufacturer permit does not authorize the offering and tasting of free samples of wine to visitors and prospective retail customers in towns which by ordinance prohibit such conduct, and eliminated the limitation on the number of finished gallons of wine a manufacturer may produce annually; P.A. 88-97 amended Subsec. (5) to provide that farm winery permits may be limited by local ordinance with respect to wine tastings and retail sales; P.A. 89-181 added Subsec. (6) concerning manufacturer permit for a brew pub; P.A. 90-72 allowed holders of a permit to sell alcoholic liquor in addition to beer; P.A. 91-353 amended Subdiv. (6) to require that the holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub must produce at least 5,000 gallons of beer on the premises annually; P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each manufacturer permit, defined "farm winery" in Subsec. (e) and made technical changes; P.A. 93-266 amended Subdiv. (5) expanding a manufacturer permit for a farm winery to allow the production of brandies from grape and other fruit products in addition to the production of wine; P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (b) to authorize the offering of beer to and tasting of beer by tour attendees and amended Subsec. (f) to authorize the retail sale of beer produced on the premises for off-premise consumption; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-220 amended Subsec. (c) to permit the sale of apple wine not exceeding 15% alcohol by volume, amended Subsec. (e) to permit the selling at retail of wine by the glass and bottle for on-premise consumption and amended Subsec. (f) to delete the sunset on the retail sale of beer for off-premise consumption, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 98-236 amended Subsec. (d) by adding provisions re eau-de-vie, effective June 8, 1998; P.A. 02-25 amended Subsec. (e) to allow farm winery to sell wine manufactured by another farm winery located in this state; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-111 amended Subsec. (e) by decreasing the percentage of the average crop of fruit required to be produced within the state, for use in the manufacture of a farm winery permittee's wine, from 51% to 25%; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-7 made a technical change in Subsec. (a) and amended Subsecs. (b) and (f) to include authorization to sell bottles or sealed containers at retail for off-premises consumption, effective April 19, 2005; P.A. 05-274 amended Subsec. (e) to establish Subdivs. (1) to (7) and authorize the sale and shipment of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee to a retailer when a farm winery permittee produces 100,000 gallons of wine or less per year, the sale at retail from the premises of wine or brandy by the glass and bottle to visitors on the premises of the farm winery permittee and the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state, effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 06-67 amended Subsec. (e)(5) to add provision re production of fruit on premises of farm winery or on property adjacent to and under same ownership and control of permittee, effective May 19, 2006; P.A. 07-39 changed 60-day period to 2-month period in Subsec. (e)(3)(C); P.A. 07-145 and 07-165 both amended Subsec. (f) by designating existing items allowed under manufacturer permit for a brew pub as Subdivs. (1), (2) and (3) and adding Subdiv. (4) allowing sale of sealed bottles or containers of beer brewed on premises to wholesaler permittee, effective June 25, 2007; P.A. 08-187 amended Subsec. (e) to add "at the single principal premises of the farm winery" in Subdiv. (2) and, in Subdiv. (5), to change "produce" to "grow", to delete "adjacent to", to add "or leased by the backer of a farm winery permit", to authorize growing of fruit crop "within the farm winery's principal state" and to require that if farm winery consists of more than one property, aggregate acreage of the winery be not less than 5 acres, effective June 12, 2008; P.A. 09-47 amended Subsec. (c) by designating existing provisions re activities allowed by permit as Subdiv. (1) and adding Subdiv. (2) to allow sale and shipment of cider and apple wine in same manner and subject to same conditions as permitted for wine by a farm winery manufacturer permittee, effective May 20, 2009; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees.

      See Sec. 30-38 re storage facilities for liquor.

      Cited. 134 C. 557. Cited. 148 C. 652. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 194 C. 165. Cited. 213 C. 184.

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      Sec. 30-17. Wholesaler permit. Termination or diminishment of distributorship. (a)(1) A wholesaler permit shall allow the bottling of alcoholic liquor and the wholesale sale of alcoholic liquor to permittees in this state and without the state, as may be permitted by law, and the sale of alcoholic liquors to vessels engaged in coastwise or foreign commerce, and the sale of alcohol and alcoholic liquor for industrial purposes to nonpermittees, such sales to be made in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Department of Consumer Protection, and the sale of alcohol and alcoholic liquor for medicinal purposes to hospitals and charitable institutions and to religious organizations for sacramental purposes and the receipt from out-of-state shippers of multiple packages of alcoholic liquor. The holder of a wholesaler permit may apply for and shall thereupon receive an out-of-state shipper's permit for direct importation from abroad of alcoholic liquors manufactured outside the United States and an out-of-state shipper's permit for direct importation from abroad of beer manufactured outside the United States. The annual fee for a wholesaler permit shall be two thousand six hundred fifty dollars.

      (2) When a holder of a wholesaler permit has had the distributorship of any alcohol, beer, spirits or wine product of a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper for six months or more, such distributorship may be terminated or its geographic territory diminished upon (A) the execution of a written stipulation by the wholesaler and manufacturer or out-of-state shipper agreeing to the change and the approval of such change by the Department of Consumer Protection; or (B) the sending of a written notice by registered mail, return receipt requested, by the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper to the wholesaler, a copy of which notice has been sent simultaneously by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the Department of Consumer Protection. No such termination or diminishment shall become effective except for just and sufficient cause, provided such cause shall be set forth in such notice and the Department of Consumer Protection shall determine, after hearing, that just and sufficient cause exists. If an emergency occurs, caused by the wholesaler, prior to such hearing, which threatens the manufacturers' or out-of-state shippers' products or otherwise endangers the business of the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper and said emergency is established to the satisfaction of the Department of Consumer Protection, the department may temporarily suspend such wholesaler permit or take whatever reasonable action the department deems advisable to provide for such emergency and the department may continue such temporary action until its decision after a full hearing. The Department of Consumer Protection shall render its decision with reasonable promptness following such hearing. Notwithstanding the aforesaid, a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper may appoint one or more additional wholesalers as the distributor for an alcohol, spirits or wine product within such territory, provided such appointment shall not be effective until six months from the date such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper sets forth such intention in written notice to the existing wholesaler by registered mail, return receipt requested, with a copy of such notice simultaneously sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the Department of Consumer Protection. For just and sufficient cause, a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper may appoint one or more additional wholesalers as the distributor for a beer product within such territory provided such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper sets forth such intention and cause in written notice to the existing wholesaler by registered mail, return receipt requested, with a copy of such notice simultaneously sent by registered mail, return receipt requested, to the Department of Consumer Protection. For the purposes of this section, "just and sufficient cause" means the existence of circumstances which, in the opinion of a reasonable person considering all of the equities of both the wholesaler and the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper warrants a termination or a diminishment of a distributorship as the case may be. For the purposes of this section, "manufacturer or out-of-state shipper" means the manufacturer or out-of-state shipper who originally granted a distributorship of any alcohol, beer, spirits or wine product to a wholesaler, any successor to such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper, which successor has assumed the contractual relationship with such wholesaler by assignment or otherwise, or any other manufacturer or out-of-state shipper who acquires the right to ship such alcohol, beer, spirits or wine into the state.

      (3) Nothing contained herein shall be construed to interfere with the authority of the Department of Consumer Protection to retain or adopt reasonable regulations concerning the termination or diminishment of a distributorship held by a wholesaler for less than six months.

      (4) All hearings held hereunder shall be held in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54.

      (b) A wholesaler permit for beer shall be in all respects the same as a wholesaler permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to beer; but shall not prohibit the handling of nonalcoholic merchandise. The holder of a wholesaler permit for beer may apply for and shall thereupon receive an out-of-state shipper's permit for direct importation from abroad of beer manufactured outside the United States. The annual fee for a wholesaler permit for beer shall be one thousand dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4239; 1955, S. 2156d; 1971, P.A. 605, S. 1; 747, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 95, S. 1; P.A. 73-230; P.A. 75-186, S. 1, 3; 75-641, S. 3; P.A. 77-373; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-131, S. 1, 2; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-367, S. 2, 9; P.A. 84-432, S. 2, 3; P.A. 86-57, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 11; P.A. 95-161, S. 6, 9; 95-195, S. 21, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 328.)

      History: 1971 acts added Subsec. (1)(B) and (C) re termination of distributorship of products and diminishment of territories and specified that wholesaler permit allows "the receipt from out-of-state shippers of multiple packages of still wines and sparkling wines"; 1972 act specified products distributed in Subsec. (1)(B) as alcohol, beer, spirits or wine and added provisions re appointment of successor distributors; P.A. 73-230 made technical correction; P.A. 75-186 substituted "beer" for "malt beverages" in Subsec. (1); P.A. 75-641 changed manner of designating subsections, subdivisions, etc. for consistency with other statutes; P.A. 77-373 deleted word "beer" (added by P.A. 73-230) in provision re appointment of successor distributor; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, except as later limited by P.A. 78-303, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-131 deleted provision which had stated that termination of distributorship or diminishment of territory is effective not earlier than one year from date of notice unless there is just and sufficient cause for imposing an earlier date, defined meaning of just and sufficient cause for purposes of section and changed effective date of successor distributor's powers (previously 90 days after notice), distinguishing between alcohol, spirits or wine products and beer; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-367 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that termination or diminishment of a wholesaler's distributorship may be effected only for just and sufficient cause if the wholesaler has had the distributorship for 6 months or more where prior law extended this protection only after 24 months, and to provide that the 6-month time period applies to the successors or assigns of a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper; P.A. 84-432 amended Subsec. (a) by specifying the conditions under which a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper might appoint an additional wholesaler as a distributor of beer, and by adding Subdiv. (4) requiring hearings to be held in accordance with chapter 54; P.A. 86-57 amended Subsec. (a) to add definition of "manufacturer or out-of-state shipper"; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added the annual fee for each wholesaler permit; P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (a) to change the type of alcohol that can be received from an out-of-state shipper from still and sparkling wines to alcoholic liquor, effective June 27, 1995; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a)(1) from $2,400 to $2,650 and increased fee in Subsec. (b) from $800 to $1,000.

      See Sec. 30-38 re storage facilities for liquor.

      Cited. 148 C. 652. Cited. 177 C. 616. Cited. 184 C. 75. Statute, as amended by P.A. 81-367, effective May 29, 1981, applies to dealerships in existence at the time amendment became effective. 194 C. 165. Cited. 213 C. 184.

      Subsec. (a):

      Subdiv. (2) cited. 202 C. 405. Subdiv. (2)(B) cited. 208 C. 187.


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      Sec. 30-17a. Sales by wholesaler permittees to retail permittees outside territory. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes to the contrary, no wholesaler permittee shall refuse to sell alcohol, spirits or wine to any retail permittee, without regard to the location of such retail permittee's place of business if (1) such retail permittee is willing to accept delivery at such wholesaler permittee's place of distribution, (2) such retail permittee meets any reasonable conditions imposed upon other retail permittees located within such wholesaler permittee's geographic territory and (3) the item of alcohol spirits or wine sought by such retail permittee is not available from any wholesaler permittee serving a geographic territory in which such retail permittee's place of business is located or is only available from such a wholesaler permittee at a higher price. Any agreement entered into on or after June 8, 1981, which conflicts with the terms of this section shall be void. As used in this section, the term "retail permittee" means the holder of a permit allowing the sale of alcoholic liquor for on or off-premises consumption.

      (P.A. 81-294, S. 19, 22; P.A. 82-332, S. 7, 13.)

      History: P.A. 82-332 made section applicable to holders of permits allowing on or off-premises consumption where previously more broadly applicable by deleting reference to specific sections.

      Cited. 2 CA 628.

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      Sec. 30-17b. Wholesaler's salesman certificates. (a) No person shall be employed by any wholesaler of alcoholic liquor to sell or offer for sale alcoholic liquor to any retailer of alcoholic liquor unless such person holds a wholesaler's salesman certificate or files an application for such certificate not later than ten days after the date of his initial employment. Any person desiring a wholesaler's salesman certificate or renewal thereof, shall file a sworn application for such certificate upon forms to be furnished by the Department of Consumer Protection, showing his name, address and such other information as the department may require. An application for an initial certificate shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee in the amount of fifty dollars. Upon approval of such application, the department shall issue a certificate which shall be renewed only upon change of employment. If a certified wholesaler's salesman changes employment, a renewal application shall be filed not later than ten days after the date such new employment commences and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee in the amount of fifty dollars.

      (b) The department shall not issue a wholesaler's salesman certificate to any person who is, by statute or regulation, declared to be an unsuitable person to hold a permit to sell alcoholic liquor.

      (c) The Department of Consumer Protection may, in its discretion, refuse a certificate to a wholesaler's salesman if it has reasonable ground to believe: (1) That the applicant appears to be financially irresponsible; (2) that the applicant is in the habit of using alcoholic beverages to excess; (3) that the applicant has wilfully made any false statement to the department in a material matter; or (4) that the applicant has been convicted of violating any of the liquor laws of this or any other state or the liquor laws of the United States or has been convicted of a felony as such term is defined in section 53a-25 or has such a criminal record that the department reasonably believes he is not a suitable person to hold a certificate, provided no refusal shall be rendered under this subdivision except in accordance with the provisions of sections 46a-80 and 46a-81.

      (d) The Department of Consumer Protection may, of its own motion, revoke or suspend a wholesaler's salesman certificate upon cause found after hearing, provided ten days' written notice of such hearing has been given to the holder of the certificate setting forth, with the particulars required in civil pleadings, the charges upon which such proposed revocation or suspension is predicated and provided no certificate shall be suspended or revoked for any violation of this chapter of which the holder of the certificate was finally found not guilty by, or received dismissal in, a court having jurisdiction thereof, and no disciplinary action shall be taken thereafter by said department against the holder of the certificate, and provided the department shall not initiate hearing proceedings pursuant to this section based upon any arrest which has not resulted in a conviction. Any appeal from such order of revocation or suspension shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

      (e) Any person who applies for a wholesaler's salesman certificate or for the renewal of such certificate, whose application is refused or any person who holds a certificate which is revoked or suspended by the Department of Consumer Protection may appeal therefrom in the same manner as provided in section 30-60.

      (P.A. 86-191; P.A. 95-195, S. 22, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 329.)

      History: P.A. 95-195 amended Subsecs. (a), (c), (d) and (e) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsec. (a) from $25 to $50.

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      Sec. 30-18. Out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquors. (a) An out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall allow the sale of such alcoholic liquor to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law and, as to any out-of-state shipper operating a farm winery who produces not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by such permittee on the permitted premises in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container. The permit premises of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor may be located within this state or outside this state. The annual fee for an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall be ninety dollars for a Connecticut manufacturer or wholesaler holding such a permit and shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars for any other person holding such a permit. For purposes of this subsection, "farm winery" means any place or premises, located on a farm in which wine is manufactured and sold provided not less than twenty-five per cent of the fruit used in the manufacture of such wine is produced on such farm.

      (b) Subject to the provisions of this subsection, an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall allow the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee on the permitted premises directly to a consumer in this state. Such permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (3) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any two-month period to any person in this state and not ship any wine until such permittee is registered, with respect to the permittee's sales of wine to consumers in this state, for purposes of the taxes imposed under chapters 219 and 220, with the Department of Revenue Services; (4) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales, with the amount of such taxes to be calculated as if the sale were in this state at the location where delivery is made; (5) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (6) permit the Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Revenue Services, separately or jointly, to perform an audit of the permittee's records upon request; (7) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; (8) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit; and (9) execute a written consent to the jurisdiction of this state, its agencies and instrumentalities and the courts of this state concerning the enforcement of this section and any related laws, rules, or regulations, including, but not limited to, tax laws, rules or regulations.

      (c) The Department of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Department of Revenue Services, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to assure compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

      (d) A holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

      (e) (1) For purposes of chapter 219, the holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a retailer engaged in business in this state, as defined in chapter 219, and shall be required to be issued a seller's permit pursuant to chapter 219.

      (2) For purposes of chapter 220, the holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a distributor as defined in chapter 220 and shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 220.

      (f) As used in this section, "out-of-state" means any state other than Connecticut, any territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, but does not include any foreign country.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4240; P.A. 93-139, S. 12; P.A. 01-60, S. 1; P.A. 05-274, S. 2; P.A. 07-39, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 330.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor; P.A. 01-60 added provision re location of permit premises in or outside of state; P.A. 05-274 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and amended same to provide for the sale to a retailer when the out-of-state shipper produces not more than 100,000 gallons of wine per year and define "farm winery", and added Subsec. (b) re the sale and delivery or shipment directly to a consumer in this state, Subsec. (c) re regulations for direct shipment to consumers by out-of-state shippers, Subsec. (d) re the offering of wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet, Subsec. (e) re classification as a retailer engaged in business in this state and classification as a distributor, and Subsec. (f) defining "out-of-state", effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 07-39 changed 60-day period to 2-month period in Subsec. (b)(3); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsec. (a).

      Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 194 C. 165. Cited. 213 C. 184.

      Cited. 14 CS 51.


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      Sec. 30-18a. Out-of-state small winery shipper's permit for wine. (a) An out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall allow the sale of wine to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law and for those shippers that produce not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by such permittee in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container. For purposes of this section, "wine" shall include cider not exceeding six per cent alcohol by volume and apple wine not exceeding fifteen per cent alcohol by volume.

      (b) Subject to the provisions of this subsection, an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall allow the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state. Such permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (3) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any two-month period to any person in this state and not ship any wine until such permittee is registered, with respect to the permittee's sales of wine to consumers in this state, for purposes of the taxes imposed under chapters 219 and 220, with the Department of Revenue Services; (4) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales, with the amount of such taxes to be calculated as if the sale were in this state at the location where delivery is made; (5) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (6) permit the Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Revenue Services, separately or jointly, to perform an audit of the permittee's records upon request; (7) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; (8) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit; and (9) execute a written consent to the jurisdiction of this state, its agencies and instrumentalities and the courts of this state concerning the enforcement of this section and any related laws, rules, or regulations, including tax laws, rules or regulations.

      (c) The Department of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Department of Revenue Services, may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to assure compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

      (d) A holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

      (e) (1) For purposes of chapter 219, the holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a retailer engaged in business in this state as defined in chapter 219 and shall be required to be issued a seller's permit pursuant to chapter 219.

      (2) For purposes of chapter 220, the holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a distributor as defined in chapter 220 and shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 220.

      (f) Any person who applies for an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine or for the renewal of such permit shall furnish an affidavit to the Department of Consumer Protection, in such form as may be prescribed by the department, affirming whether the out-of-state winery that is the subject of such permit produced more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine during the most recently completed calendar year.

      (g) The annual fee for an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall be three hundred fifteen dollars.

      (h) As used in this section, "out-of-state" means any state other than Connecticut, any territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, but does not include any foreign country.

      (P.A. 97-101; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-274, S. 3; P.A. 07-39, S. 3; P.A. 09-47, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 331.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-274 designated existing provisions as Subsecs. (a) and (f) to (h), made technical changes therein and authorized in Subsec. (a) the sale and shipment to a retailer by out-of-state winery shippers that produce not more than 100,000 gallons of wine per year, added Subsec. (b) re the sale and delivery or shipment of wine by such permittee directly to a consumer in this state, Subsec. (c) re regulations for the direct shipment of wine by such permittees to consumers in this state, Subsec. (d) re the offering of wine for direct shipment to consumers in this state via the Internet and Subsec. (e) re such permittee's classification as a retailer doing business in this state and classification as a distributor, effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 07-39 changed 60-day period to 2-month period in Subsec. (b)(3); P.A. 09-47 amended Subsec. (a) by specifying wine shall include cider not exceeding 6% alcohol and apple wine not exceeding 15% alcohol, effective May 20, 2009; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (g) from $250 to $315.

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      Sec. 30-19. Out-of-state shipper's permit for beer. An out-of-state shipper's permit for beer shall allow the sale of beer to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law. The permit premises of an out-of-state shipper's permit for beer may be located within this state or outside this state. The annual fee for an out-of-state shipper's permit for beer shall be ninety dollars for a Connecticut manufacturer or wholesaler holding such a permit and shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars for any other person holding such a permit.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4241; P.A. 93-139, S. 13; P.A. 01-60, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 332.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each out-of-state shipper's permit for beer; P.A. 01-60 added provision re location of permit premises in or outside of state; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees.

      Classification created by this section is within power of legislature. 138 C. 669. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 194 C. 165. Cited. 213 C. 184.

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      Secs. 30-19a to 30-19e. Reserved for future use.

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      Sec. 30-19f. In-state transporter's permit. (a) An in-state transporter's permit for alcoholic liquor shall allow the commercial transportation of any alcoholic liquor as permitted by law. The annual fee for an in-state transporter's liquor permit shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) No person, corporation, trust, partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, and any other legal entity except: (1) The holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit issued pursuant to section 30-18 or 30-19; (2) the holder of a manufacturer's permit issued pursuant to section 30-16 other than the holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery; and (3) the holder of a wholesaler's permit issued pursuant to section 30-17 shall transport any alcoholic beverages imported into this state unless such person holds an in-state transporter's permit and the tax imposed on such alcoholic liquor by section 12-435 has been paid and, if applicable, the tax imposed on the sale of such alcoholic liquor pursuant to chapter 219 has been paid.

      (c) An in-state transporter, when shipping or delivering wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; and (3) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9.

      (d) Any person convicted of violating subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars for each offense.

      (P.A. 95-336, S. 1, 2; P.A. 05-274, S. 4; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 333.)

      History: P.A. 05-274 amended Subsec. (b)(2) to exclude the holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery from exception, amended Subsec. (b)(3) to require payment of any applicable tax imposed pursuant to chapter 219, added new Subsec. (c) re the delivery of wine directly to a consumer in this state by permittee, redesignated existing Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (d) and added reference therein to Subsec. (c) re violations subject to fine, effective July 13, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $1,000 to $1,250.

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      Sec. 30-20. Package store permits; grocery store beer permits. (a) A package store permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor not to be consumed on the premises, such sales to be made only in sealed bottles or other containers. The holder of a package store permit may, in accordance with regulations adopted by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to the provisions of chapter 54, offer free samples of alcoholic liquor for tasting on the premises, conduct demonstrations and conduct tastings or demonstrations provided by a permittee or backer of a package store for a nominal charge to charitable nonprofit organizations. Any offering, tasting or demonstration held on permit premises shall be conducted only during the hours a package store is permitted to sell alcoholic liquor under section 30-91. No store operating under a package store permit shall sell any commodity other than alcoholic liquor except that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, such store may sell (1) cigarettes, (2) publications, (3) bar utensils, which shall include, but need not be limited to, corkscrews, beverage strainers, stirrers or other similar items used to consume or related to the consumption of alcoholic liquor, (4) gift packages of alcoholic liquor shipped into the state by a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper, which may include a nonalcoholic item in the gift package that may be any item, except food or tobacco products, provided the dollar value of the nonalcoholic items does not exceed the dollar value of the alcoholic items of the package, (5) nonalcoholic beverages, (6) concentrates used in the preparation of mixed alcoholic beverages, (7) beer and wine-making kits and products related to beer and wine-making kits, (8) ice in any form, (9) articles of clothing imprinted with advertising related to the alcoholic liquor industry, (10) gift baskets or other containers of alcoholic liquor, (11) multiple packages of alcoholic liquors, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 30-1, provided in all such cases the minimum retail selling price for such alcoholic liquor shall apply, and (12) lottery tickets authorized by the Division of Special Revenue, if licensed as an agent to sell such tickets by said division. A package store permit shall also allow the taking and transmitting of orders for delivery of such merchandise in other states. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a package store permit shall allow the participation in any lottery ticket promotion or giveaway sponsored by the Division of Special Revenue. The annual fee for a package store permit shall be five hundred dollars plus the sum required by section 30-66.

      (b) A grocery store beer permit may be granted to any grocery store and shall allow the retail sale of beer in standard size containers not to be consumed on the premises. A holder of a grocery store beer permit shall post in a prominent location adjacent to the beer display, the retail price for each brand of beer and said retail price shall include all applicable federal and state taxes including the applicable state sales taxes. The annual fee for a grocery store beer permit shall be one hundred sixty dollars plus the sum required by section 30-66.

      (c) "Grocery store" means any store commonly known as a supermarket, food store, grocery store or delicatessen, primarily engaged in the retail sale of all sorts of canned goods and dry goods such as tea, coffee, spices, sugar and flour, either packaged or in bulk, with or without fresh fruits and vegetables, and with or without fresh, smoked and prepared meats, fish and poultry, except that no store primarily engaged in the retail sale of seafood, fruits and vegetables, candy, nuts and confectioneries, dairy products, bakery products or eggs and poultry shall be included in the definition of "grocery store".

      (1949 Rev., S. 4242; 1951, S. 2157d; 1963, P.A. 274, S. 2; 485; February, 1965, P.A. 479; 1967, P.A. 230, S. 1; 347, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 294; 1971, P.A. 747, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 41, S. 1; P.A. 73-300; P.A. 75-259, S. 2, 8; 75-641, S. 4; P.A. 78-49; P.A. 79-404, S. 39, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 342, 343, 345, 348; P.A. 81-367, S. 3, 9; P.A. 82-332, S. 2, 13; P.A. 84-78; 84-350, S. 1; P.A. 87-69, S. 1, 2; P.A. 90-32; P.A. 91-353, S. 2, 7; P.A. 93-52; 93-139, S. 14; P.A. 95-115, S. 1; 95-195, S. 23, 83; P.A. 96-7, S. 4, 5; P.A. 00-24; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 334.)

      History: 1963 acts reworded Subsec. (c) substituting "grocery store as defined in subdivision (21) of section 30-1" for "store which is chiefly engaged in the sale of groceries" and specified that sale of "gift baskets or other containers of alcoholic liquor" is allowed in Subsec. (a); 1965 act substituted "alcoholic liquor and nonalcoholic beverages" for "alcoholic and nonalcoholic liquor" in Subsec. (a); 1967 acts specified that sale of concentrates used in mixed drinks and ice is allowed and that taking and transmitting of orders for delivery of merchandise in other states is allowed under package store permit in Subsec. (a); 1969 act permitted sale of multiple packages of still and sparkling wines in Subsec. (a); 1971 act changed wording in Subsec. (a) for clarity; 1972 act permitted sale of lottery tickets by stores operating under package store permits in Subsec. (a); P.A. 73-300 required posting of beer prices in Subsec. (c); P.A. 75-259 added references to containers sized by milliliters in Subsec. (a); P.A. 75-641 deleted reference to "subdivision (2)" of Sec. 30-1 in Subsec. (c); P.A. 78-49 added provision authorizing sale of cigarettes, bar utensils and gift packages in Subsec. (a); P.A. 79-404 replaced reference to state lottery division of commission on special revenue with reference to division of special revenue within the department of business regulation in Subsec. (a); P.A. 80-482 placed division of special revenue within the department of revenue services for administrative purposes only, deleting reference to abolished department of business regulation; P.A. 81-367 deleted Subsec. (b) re package store beer permit and relettered Subsec. (c) accordingly; P.A. 82-332 eliminated minimum container sizes; P.A. 84-78 allowed package stores to sell publications; P.A. 84-350 amended Subsec. (a) by allowing holders of package store permits to offer free samples of wine, cordials and new products, and to conduct demonstrations and tastings; P.A. 87-69 amended Subsec. (a) by removing the time limitation on conducting tastings and certain demonstrations; P.A. 90-32 amended section to allow holders of permits to sell articles of clothing with advertising related to alcohol; P.A. 91-353 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize package store permittees to offer free samples of beer brewed in this state by a holder of a manufacturer permit as defined in Sec. 30-16; P.A. 93-52 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute reference to sales of multiple packages of alcoholic liquors as defined in Sec. 30-1 for sales of multiple packages of still and sparkling wines; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fee for a package store permit and grocery store beer permit and added Subsec. (c) defining "grocery store"; P.A. 95-115 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the sale of beer and wine-making kits and products related to such kits, inserted revised Subdiv. indicators, and added provision authorizing holders of package store permits to participate in lottery ticket promotions and giveaways; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-7 amended Subsec. (a) to broaden range of samples package store permit holders may offer, substituting "alcoholic liquor" for specified types of beverages, effective April 2, 1996; P.A. 00-24 amended Subsec. (a)(4) to allow gift packages to contain certain nonalcoholic items; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $400 to $500 and increased fee in Subsec. (b) from $80 to $160.

      See Sec. 30-6b re prohibition on regulation requiring that certain beer coolers be locked.

      See Sec. 30-51a re leasing of part of premises operating under a grocery store beer permit.


      Cited. 118 C. 252. Cited. 123 C. 35. Cited. 127 C. 275. "Grocery store beer permit" not a package store permit within meaning of ordinance. 139 C. 379. Cited. 140 C. 582. Cited. 148 C. 412, 443. Cited. 184 C. 75.

      Subsec. (a):

      Cited. 148 C. 723.

      Cited. 5 Conn. Cir. Ct. 373.

      Subsec. (c):

      Cited. 148 C. 721.

      Cited. 3 Conn. Cir. Ct. 674, 682.


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      Sec. 30-20a. University permit. (a)(1) A university permit for beer shall allow the retail sale of beer on land and in a building which is subject to the care, custody and control of an institution offering a program of higher learning as defined by section 10a-34 which has been accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to section 10a-34. Such beverages shall be available for consumption on the premises by students, faculty and staff of the institution or their guests. Such permits shall be under the supervision and control of the Department of Consumer Protection. The annual fee for a university permit for beer shall be three hundred dollars.

      (2) A university permit for wine and beer shall allow the retail sale of wine and beer on land and in a building which is subject to the care, custody and control of an institution offering a program of higher learning as defined by section 10a-34 which has been accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to section 10a-34. Such beverages shall be available for consumption on the premises by students, faculty and staff of the institution or their guests. Such permits shall be under the supervision and control of the Department of Consumer Protection. The annual fee for a university permit for beer and wine shall be seven hundred dollars.

      (b) A university liquor permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor: (1) In a room that is subject to the care, custody and control of The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees, or (2) on land or in a building situated on or abutting a golf course which is subject to the care, custody and control of an institution offering a program of higher learning, as defined in section 10a-34, which has been accredited by the Board of Governors of Higher Education or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to section 10a-34. Such permits shall be under the supervision and control of the Department of Consumer Protection. The annual fee for a university liquor permit shall be three hundred dollars.

      (1972, P.A. 68, S. 1; P.A. 73-19, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-573, S. 24, 30; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-279, S. 3, 4, 6; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 193, 345, 348; P.A. 81-119, S. 1, 3; 81-194; P.A. 82-218, S. 37, 46; P.A. 84-241, S. 2, 5; P.A. 93-139, S. 15; P.A. 95-195, S. 24, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 07-146, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 335.)

      History: P.A. 73-19 reworded provision deleting reference to building "in the town of Mansfield" and deleting specific mention of The University of Connecticut board of trustees; P.A. 77-573 replaced commission for higher education with board of higher education; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-279 added Subsec. (b) re university liquor permits; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-119 established two types of university permits in Subsec. (a), a university permit for beer only and a university permit for wine and beer only; P.A. 81-194 eliminated provision limiting sales to Thursday, Friday and Saturday and prohibiting use of room for private parties in Subsec. (b); P.A. 82-218 authorized substitution of board of governors for board of higher education, effective March 1, 1983, pursuant to reorganization of higher education system; P.A. 84-241 added "of higher education" to board of governors' title; P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each university permit and made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 07-146 added "or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to section 10a-34" in Subsec. (a) and added language in Subsec. (b) allowing sale of alcoholic liquor on land or in building on or abutting golf course under care, custody and control of institution offering a program of higher learning which has been accredited by Board of Governors of Higher Education or otherwise is authorized to award a degree pursuant to Sec. 10a-34; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees.

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      Sec. 30-21. Hotel permit. (a) A hotel permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a hotel. The annual fee for a hotel permit shall be as follows: (1) In towns having a population according to the last-preceding United States census of not more than ten thousand, one thousand four hundred fifty dollars, (2) in towns having a population of more than ten thousand but not more than fifty thousand, one thousand eight hundred fifty dollars, and (3) in towns having a population of more than fifty thousand, two thousand six hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) A hotel permit for beer shall allow the retail sale of beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of a hotel. The annual fee for a hotel permit for beer shall be three hundred dollars.

      (c) (1) A patron of a dining room, restaurant or other dining facility in a hotel may remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased a full course meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on the hotel premises. For purposes of this section, "full course meal" means a diversified selection of food which ordinarily cannot be consumed without the use of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while standing or walking.

      (2) A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the dining facility premises within the hotel pursuant to this subsection shall be securely sealed and placed in a bag by the permittee or permittee's agent or employee prior to removal from such premises.

      (d) "Hotel" means every building or other structure kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public to be a place where food is served at all times when alcoholic liquor is served and where sleeping accommodations are offered for pay to transient guests, where, in towns having a population according to the last-preceding United States census of forty thousand or less, not less than five rooms are used for the sleeping accommodations of transient guests and food is served at least five days a week, and where, in towns having a population according to the last-preceding United States census of over forty thousand, ten or more rooms are used for the sleeping accommodations of transient guests and food is served at least seven days a week and, in any case, having one or more dining rooms where meals are served to transient guests, such sleeping accommodations and dining rooms being conducted in the same building or buildings in connection therewith, and such building or buildings, structure or structures being provided, in the judgment of the department, with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity, and having employed therein such number and kinds of servants and employees as the department may, by regulation, prescribe for preparing, cooking and serving suitable food for its guests. Golf facilities and swimming pools within the confines of the entire property owned by and under the control of the permittee or backer shall also be considered part of the hotel premises.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4243; 1951, S. 2158d; 1969, P.A. 349, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 233, S. 1; P.A. 75-641, S. 5; P.A. 93-139, S. 16; P.A. 04-33, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 336.)

      History: 1969 act revised provisions so that women could sell liquor at bars, where previously they could not and prohibited women not involved in sales from standing at bars where previously they could not "sit or stand" at a bar; 1972 act deleted discriminatory provision re women; P.A. 75-641 changed numeric Subsec. indicators to alphabetic indicators; P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each hotel permit and added Subsec. (c) defining "hotel"; P.A. 04-33 added new Subsec. (c) permitting a patron to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption, and relettered former Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (d); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsecs. (a) and (b).

      Cited. 119 C. 437. Cited. 121 C. 443. Cited. 157 C. 315. Cited. 158 C. 362. Cited. 184 C. 75.

      Cited. 36 CS 305.


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      Sec. 30-21a. Night club permit. Section 30-21a is repealed.

      (P.A. 75-598, S. 1; P.A. 84-494, S. 3, 11; P.A. 85-380, S. 11, 12.)

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      Sec. 30-21b. Resort permit. (a) A resort permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a resort. The annual fee for a resort permit shall be one thousand four hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) "Resort" means those premises upon which a hotel with other facilities, such as, but not limited to, a golf course, tennis courts, ski slopes or trails, riding stables or swimming facilities, is operated on a seasonal basis.

      (P.A. 78-82, S. 1; P.A. 93-139, S. 17; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 337.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for a resort permit and added Subsec. (b) defining "resort"; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $1,200 to $1,450.

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      Sec. 30-22. Restaurant permit. Wine ordered with restaurant meals. (a) A restaurant permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a restaurant. A restaurant patron shall be allowed to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased such bottle of wine at such restaurant and has purchased a full course meal at such restaurant and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on such restaurant premises. For the purposes of this section, "full course meal" means a diversified selection of food which ordinarily cannot be consumed without the use of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while standing or walking. A restaurant permit, with prior approval of the Department of Consumer Protection, shall allow alcoholic liquor to be served at tables in outside areas which are screened or not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning and health regulations. If not required by fire, zoning or health regulations, a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas shall not be required by the Department of Consumer Protection. No fence or wall used to enclose such outside areas shall be less than thirty inches high. The annual fee for a restaurant permit shall be one thousand four hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) A restaurant permit for beer shall allow the retail sale of beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of a restaurant. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for beer shall be three hundred dollars.

      (c) A restaurant permit for wine and beer shall allow the retail sale of wine and beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of the restaurant. A restaurant patron may remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased a full course meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on the restaurant premises. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for wine and beer shall be seven hundred dollars.

      (d) Repealed by P.A. 77-112, S. 1.

      (e) A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises pursuant to subsection (a) or (c) of this section shall be securely sealed and placed in a bag by the permittee or permittee's agent or employee prior to removal from the premises.

      (f) "Restaurant" means space, in a suitable and permanent building, kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where hot meals are regularly served, but which has no sleeping accommodations for the public and which shall be provided with an adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room and employs at all times an adequate number of employees.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4244; 1951, 1953, S. 2159d; 1969, P.A. 349, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 233, S. 2; P.A. 75-641, S. 6; P.A. 77-112, S. 1; P.A. 92-15, S. 1; P.A. 93-139, S. 18; P.A. 95-195, S. 25, 83; P.A. 03-228, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-11, S. 1; 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-134, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 338.)

      History: 1969 act revised provisions so that women could sell liquor at bars, where previously they could not, and prohibited women not involved in sales from standing at bars, where previously they could not "sit or stand" at a bar; 1972 act deleted discriminatory provisions re women at bars; P.A. 75-641 replaced numeric Subsec. indicators with alphabetic indicators; P.A. 77-112 repealed Subsec. (d) which had required that in restaurant premises containing a bar, the bar be located so as to be clearly visible from the entrance, street or sidewalk; P.A. 92-15 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that with prior approval of the department of liquor control, a restaurant permit would allow the serving of alcoholic liquor at tables in outside areas not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning or health regulations, to provide that a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas would not be required by the department of liquor control if no fire, zoning or health regulations requires same and to provide that no such fence or wall is to be less than 30 inches high; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fee for each restaurant permit and added Subsec. (e) defining "restaurant"; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 03-228 added provisions in Subsecs. (a) and (c) and added new Subsec. (e) re removal of partially consumed wine ordered with restaurant meals and redesignated existing Subsec. (e) as Subsec. (f); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-11 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the serving of alcoholic liquor at tables in outside areas which are screened, in addition to tables in outside areas which are not screened; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-134 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that restaurant patron shall be allowed to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided such patron has purchased such bottle of wine and a full course meal at such restaurant, effective June 24, 2005; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $1,200 to $1,450, increased fee in Subsec. (b) from $240 to $300 and increased fee in Subsec. (c) from $560 to $700.

      Cited. 119 C. 437. Cited. 120 C. 40. Cited. 121 C. 443; Id., 695. Cited. 127 C. 721. Cited. 130 C. 374. Cited. 131 C. 649. Cited. 133 C. 151. Cited. 135 C. 406. See note to Secs. 30-1, 30-93. Cited. 150 C. 69. Cited. 158 C. 362. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 191 C. 528. Cited. 216 C. 667.

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      Sec. 30-22a. Cafe permit. (a) A cafe permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a cafe. Premises operated under a cafe permit shall regularly keep food available for sale to its customers for consumption on the premises. The availability of sandwiches, soups or other foods, whether fresh, processed, precooked or frozen, shall be deemed compliance with this requirement. The licensed premises shall at all times comply with all the regulations of the local department of health. Nothing herein shall be construed to require that any food be sold or purchased with any liquor, nor shall any rule, regulation or standard be promulgated or enforced requiring that the sale of food be substantial or that the receipts of the business other than from the sale of liquor equal any set percentage of total receipts from sales made therein. A cafe permit shall allow, with the prior approval of the Department of Consumer Protection, alcoholic liquor to be served at tables in outside areas that are screened or not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning and health regulations. If not required by fire, zoning or health regulations, a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas shall not be required by the Department of Consumer Protection. No fence or wall used to enclose such outside areas shall be less than thirty inches high. The annual fee for a cafe permit shall be two thousand dollars.

      (b) (1) A cafe patron may remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased a full course meal and consumed a portion of the wine with such meal on the cafe premises. For purposes of this section, "full course meal" means a diversified selection of food which ordinarily cannot be consumed without the use of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while standing or walking.

      (2) A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises pursuant to this subsection shall be securely sealed and placed in a bag by the permittee or the permittee's agent or employee prior to removal from the premises.

      (c) As used in this section, "cafe" means space in a suitable and permanent building, kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where alcoholic liquor and food is served for sale at retail for consumption on the premises but which does not necessarily serve hot meals; it shall have no sleeping accommodations for the public and need not necessarily have a kitchen or dining room but shall have employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees.

      (1967, P.A. 365, S. 2; P.A. 79-604, S. 2, 5; P.A. 92-15, S. 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 19; P.A. 95-195, S. 26, 83; P.A. 97-175, S. 3; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-11, S. 2; 04-33, S. 2; 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 339.)

      History: P.A. 79-604 added provisions re serving liquor at outdoor tables under cafe permit; P.A. 92-15 amended section to provide that prior approval of the department of liquor control is necessary for serving of alcoholic liquor at tables in outside areas not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning or health regulations and to specify that a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas would not be required by the department of liquor control if no fire, zoning or health regulations required same; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fee for a cafe permit and added Subsec. (b) defining "cafe"; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-175 amended Subsec. (b) to require alcoholic liquor and food to be served for sale at retail and to make a technical change; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-11 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the serving of alcoholic liquor at tables in outside areas which are screened, in addition to tables in outside areas which are not screened; P.A. 04-33 added new Subsec. (b) permitting a patron to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption, and relettered former Subsec. (b) as Subsec. (c); P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $1,750 to $2,000.

      See Sec. 30-22c re operation of juice bar.

      Cited. 158 C. 362.

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      Sec. 30-22b. Restaurant permit for catering establishment. Certain requirements may be waived upon written application. (a) A restaurant permit for a catering establishment shall allow a catering establishment to serve alcoholic liquor at a function, occasion or event on the premises of a catering establishment; provided (1) that alcoholic liquor shall be sold only to persons invited to and attending such a function, occasion or event and (2) that alcoholic liquor shall be sold only during the specific hours such function, occasion or event is scheduled on the premises. The permittee shall comply with the regulations of the local department of health. The department may waive the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection for not more than four functions, occasions or events of a catering establishment annually, provided such establishment makes written application to the department at least ten days prior to the scheduled date of the function, occasion or event for which a waiver is sought. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for a catering establishment shall be one thousand four hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require that any catering establishment operated under a restaurant permit for a catering establishment be open for business to the public at any time other than when a particular function, occasion or event is scheduled on such premises.

      (c) No organization eligible for a club or nonprofit club permit, or other entity established primarily to serve its members shall be eligible for a restaurant permit for a catering establishment.

      (d) "Catering establishment" means any premises that (1) has an adequate, suitable and sanitary kitchen, dining room and facilities to provide hot meals, (2) has no sleeping accommodations for the public, (3) is owned or operated by any person, firm, association, partnership or corporation that regularly furnishes for hire on such premises, one or more ballrooms, reception rooms, dining rooms, banquet halls or similar places of assemblage for a particular function, occasion or event or that furnishes provisions and services for consumption or use at such function, occasion or event, and (4) employs an adequate number of employees on such premises at the time of any such function, occasion or event.

      (P.A. 82-299, S. 3, 6; P.A. 91-353, S. 6, 7; P.A. 93-139, S. 20; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 340.)

      History: P.A. 91-353 divided section into Subsecs., and amended Subsec. (a) by providing that the requirements of Subdivs. (1) and (2) could be waived by the department upon written application; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fee for a restaurant permit for a catering establishment in Subsec. (a) and added Subsec. (d) defining "catering establishment"; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $1,200 to $1,450.

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      Sec. 30-22c. Juice bars. Notification of local police re scheduled events. Prohibition of alcoholic liquor at juice bar. (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, 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.

      (May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-7, S. 85; P.A. 05-91, S. 1.)

      History: May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-7 effective August 15, 2002; P.A. 05-91 amended Subsec. (b) to replace provision re informing local police with provisions requiring notice to chief law enforcement officer of town in which premises is located to be in writing or by facsimile and received not later than 48 hours prior to scheduled event and to authorize the chief law enforcement officer to designate a law enforcement officer to attend the event, effective June 7, 2005.

      See Sec. 30-22a re cafe permit.

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      Sec. 30-23. Club permits. (a) A club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a club but only by members or their guests. The annual fee for a club permit shall be three hundred dollars.

      (b) "Club" means an association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, which has been in existence as a bona fide organization for at least three years prior to applying for a permit issued as provided by this chapter, or has been a bona fide national or international fraternal or social organization or affiliation thereof which has been in existence in this state for one year, for the promotion of some common object, not including associations organized for any commercial or business purpose the object of which is money profit, owning, hiring or leasing a building, or space in a building, or having substantial control of a building or space therein, of such extent and character as, in the judgment of the department, may be suitable and adequate for the reasonable and comfortable use and accommodation of its members and their guests; provided, as to such clubs as the department finds to be bona fide and which offer facilities and privileges in addition to the privileges of the club building, such as golf, tennis, bathing or beach facilities, hunting or riding, the three-year requirement shall not apply; and provided such club shall file with the department, upon request, within ten days of February first in each year, a list of the names and residences of its members, and shall similarly file, within ten days of the election of any additional member, his name and address, and provided its aggregate annual membership fees or dues and other income, exclusive of any proceeds of the sale of alcoholic liquor, shall be sufficient to defray the annual rental of its leased or rented premises, or, if such premises are owned by the club, shall be sufficient to meet the taxes, insurance and repairs and the interest on any mortgage thereof; and provided, further, its affairs and management shall be conducted by a board of directors, executive committee or similar body chosen by the members at their annual meeting, and no member or any officer, agent or employee of the club shall be paid or, directly or indirectly, shall receive in the form of salary or other compensation any profits from the disposition or sale of alcoholic liquor to the club or to the members of the club or its guests introduced by members, beyond the amount of such salary as may be fixed and voted at annual meetings by the members or by its directors or other governing body and as reported by the club to the department, within three months after such annual meeting, and as, in the judgment of the department, is reasonable and proper compensation for the services of such member, officer, agent or employee.

      (c) A nonprofit club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a nonprofit club by members or their guests and by persons other than members or their guests, provided the total receipts of such club in any year, including receipts from the sale of alcoholic liquor, derived from making its facilities and services available to such persons in furtherance of such club's recreational or other nonprofit purpose shall not exceed fifteen per cent of such club's gross receipts for such year. "Nonprofit club" means a club that is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and is described in Section 501(c) of the code. The annual fee for a nonprofit club permit shall be eight hundred fifteen dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4245; P.A. 75-641, S. 7; P.A. 81-287, S. 3; P.A. 93-139, S. 21; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 341.)

      History: P.A. 75-641 deleted reference to Subdiv. (7) of Sec. 30-1; P.A. 81-287 added Subsec. (b) specifying kind and extent of sales permitted under a nonprofit club permit; P.A. 93-139 added the annual fees for club and nonprofit club permits and definitions of "club" and "nonprofit club" and made technical changes; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $240 to $300 and increased fee in Subsec. (c) from $650 to $815.

      One of the purposes of this legislation is to protect state against applications from organizations which are mere devices to obtain right to sell liquor. 125 C. 108. Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-23a. Guest book requirements under club permits. No person shall be construed to be a guest of a member of a club within the intent of section 30-23 or of a golf country club within the intent of section 30-24a until his name and address has been entered in the guest book maintained for such purposes on the club or golf country club premises, together with the signature of the member and the date of introduction, provided neither the permittee nor any person employed to dispense alcoholic beverages on such premises, during his working hours on such premises, shall enter such person's name in such book. The requirement of this section may be waived by the Department of Consumer Protection on special occasions upon written application.

      (1971, P.A. 607; P.A. 75-199, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 27, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 75-199 included references to golf country clubs; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-23b. Club permit for Rocky Hill Veterans' Home and Hospital. Section 30-23b is repealed, effective June 1, 2004.

      (P.A. 78-74; 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 194, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 22; P.A. 95-195, S. 28, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 21.)

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      Sec. 30-24. Spouses of club and golf country club members. Spouses of members of any club or golf country club which holds a permit under the provisions of this chapter may be allowed to participate in all of the privileges of said club or golf country club, by vote of said members, and shall not be considered guests for purposes of the general statutes or regulations of the Department of Consumer Protection.

      (1953, S. 2173d; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 5; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 29, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1965 act included references to golf country clubs; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See Sec. 52-571d re revocation of permit to sell alcoholic liquor where country club found to discriminate in classes of membership or access to facilities or services.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-24a. Golf country club permit. Nonprofit service club. (a) A golf country club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a golf country club but only by members and their guests. Notwithstanding section 30-23, in a no-permit town a golf country club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises by members of a nonprofit service club located in such town at a function of such club held at such golf country club. The annual fee for a golf country club permit shall be one thousand dollars.

      (b) A nonprofit service club as used in subsection (a) of this section shall include the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Exchange Club, Lions Club, volunteer fire department association, police benevolent association and religious clubs located in the same no-permit town as the golf country club.

      (c) "Golf country club" means (1) an association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, that has been in existence as a bona fide organization for at least one year prior to applying for a permit issued as provided by this chapter, or that at the time of applying for the permit is in existence as a bona fide organization and has not less than twenty members who have paid annual membership fees or dues and have signed affidavits of their intention to remain members of the association for not less than one year after that time, not including associations organized for any commercial or business purpose the object of which is money profit, which maintains a golf course of not less than eighteen holes and a course length of at least fifty-five hundred yards and a club house with facilities that include locker rooms, a dining room and a lounge; provided the club shall file with the department, upon request, within ten days of February first in each year, a list of the names and residences of its members, and shall similarly file, within ten days of the election of any additional member, his name and address, and provided its aggregate annual membership fees or dues and other income, exclusive of any proceeds of the sale of alcoholic liquor, shall be sufficient to defray the annual rental of its leased or rented premises, or, if the premises are owned by the club, shall be sufficient to meet the taxes, insurance and repairs and the interest on any mortgage thereof; and provided, further, its affairs and management shall be conducted by a board of directors, executive committee or similar body chosen by the members at their annual meeting, and no member or any officer, agent or employee of the club shall be paid or, directly or indirectly, shall receive in the form of salary or other compensation any profits from the disposition or sale of alcoholic liquor to the club or to the members of the club or its guests introduced by members, beyond the amount of such salary as may be fixed and voted at annual meetings by the members or by its directors or other governing body and as reported by the club to the department, within three months after the annual meeting, and as is, in the judgment of the department, reasonable and proper compensation for the services of such member, officer, agent or employee; or (2) an association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, which has been in existence as a bona fide organization for at least one year prior to applying for a permit issued as provided by this chapter, or which at the time of applying for the permit is in existence as a bona fide organization and has not less than twenty members who have paid annual membership fees or dues and is directly or indirectly wholly owned by a corporation which is and continues to be nonprofit and to which the Internal Revenue Service has issued a ruling classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States as from time to time amended, which maintains a golf course of not less than eighteen holes and a course length of at least fifty-five hundred yards and a club house with facilities which include locker rooms, a dining room and a lounge; provided the club shall file with the department, upon request, within ten days of February first in each year, a list of the names and residences of its members, and shall similarly file, within ten days of the admission of any additional member, his name and address. The nonprofit corporation shall demonstrate to the commission an ability to pay any operating deficit of the golf country club, exclusive of any proceeds of the sale of alcoholic liquor; and provided, further, the affairs and the management of the nonprofit corporation are conducted by a board of directors, executive committee or similar body at least forty per cent of the members of which are chosen by the members of the nonprofit corporation at their annual meeting and the balance of the members of the board of directors are professionals chosen for their knowledge of the business of the nonprofit corporation, and all moneys earned by the golf country club shall be used to defray its expenses of operation or for charitable purposes, and any balance shall be directly or indirectly remitted to the nonprofit corporation.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 7; P.A. 73-601, S. 2, 3; P.A. 75-641, S. 8; P.A. 93-139, S. 23; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 342.)

      History: P.A. 73-601 added exception re consumption of liquor at functions of nonprofit service clubs held at golf country clubs in no-permit towns; P.A. 75-641 deleted reference to "subsection (22)" of Sec. 30-1; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fee for a golf country club permit and added Subsec. (c) defining "golf country club"; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $800 to $1,000.

      See Sec. 52-571d re revocation of permit to sell alcoholic liquor where country club found to discriminate in classes of membership or access to facilities or services.

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      Sec. 30-24b. Auxiliary club members. Auxiliary members who are spouses of members or surviving spouses of former deceased members of any club which holds a permit under the provisions of this chapter may be allowed to participate in all the privileges of such club, by vote of such club members and shall not be considered guests for purposes of the general statutes or regulations of the Department of Consumer Protection.

      (1969, P.A. 358; P.A. 75-193; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 30, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 75-193 substituted "surviving spouses" for "widows" and deleted "lady" as modifier of "auxiliary members"; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See Sec. 52-571d re revocation of permit to sell alcoholic liquor where country club found to discriminate in classes of membership or access to facilities or services.

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      Sec. 30-25. Special club permit for picnics. (a) A special club permit shall allow the sale of alcoholic liquor by the drink at retail to be consumed at the grounds of an outdoor picnic conducted by a club or golf country club. Such permits shall be issued only to holders of club or golf country club permits and shall be issued on a daily basis subject to the hours of sale in section 30-91, and shall be the same as provided therein for clubs and golf country clubs. The exception that applies to railroad and boat permits in section 30-48 shall apply to such a special club permit. No such club or golf country club shall be granted more than four such special club permits during any one calendar year.

      (b) The Department of Consumer Protection shall have full discretion in the issuance of such special club permits as to suitability of place and may make any regulations with respect thereto.

      (c) The fee for such a special club permit shall be fifty dollars per day.

      (June, 1955, S. 2166d; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 6; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 24; P.A. 95-195, S. 31, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 343.)

      History: 1965 act added references to golf country clubs in Subsec. (a); P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (b) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (c) from $25 to $50.

      See Sec. 30-35 re temporary permit for outings, picnics or social gatherings.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-25a. Club permit in no-permit towns. Notwithstanding any provision of part III of this chapter, but subject to the approval by referendum of the municipality wherein the golf club is located, a club permit shall be granted by the Department of Consumer Protection, in the manner provided in section 30-39, to any golf club which has been in existence as a bona fide organization for at least five years and which maintains a golf course of not less than eighteen holes and a course length of at least fifty-five hundred yards, and a club house with full facilities, including locker rooms, a restaurant and a lounge, to serve only members and their guests, but no outside parties or groups of nonmembers. The cost of such referendum shall be borne by such golf club.

      (1963, P.A. 606; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 32, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-26. Tavern permit. A tavern permit shall allow the retail sale of beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume and wine to be consumed on the premises of a tavern with or without the sale of food. "Tavern" means a place where beer and wine are sold under a tavern permit. The annual fee for a tavern permit shall be three hundred dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4246; 1951, S. 2160d; 1969, P.A. 349, S. 3; 1972, P.A. 233, S. 3; P.A. 80-198, S. 3; P.A. 93-139, S. 25; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 344.)

      History: 1969 act deleted prohibition which had forbidden women to sell liquor at bars and allowed women not engaged in sales to sit at bar where previously they had been forbidden to "sit or stand" at bars; 1972 act deleted discriminatory provision re women standing at bars; P.A. 80-198 permitted sale of wine under tavern permit; P.A. 93-139 added the definition of "tavern" and added the annual fee for a tavern permit; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $240 to $300.

      Only as to beer is public sale for consumption on the premises permitted as a principal business. 121 C. 443. Cited. 133 C. 151. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 195 C. 18.

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      Sec. 30-27. Taverns not to be screened from street. Section 30-27 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4247; P.A. 77-112, S. 2.)

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      Sec. 30-28. Railroad permit. A railroad permit may be granted to any corporation that operates a railway in this state or that operates club, parlor, dining, buffet or lounge cars upon the lines of any such railway in this state. Such permit shall allow the sale and public consumption of alcoholic liquor in any club, parlor, dining, buffet or lounge car of a passenger train operated in this state. A railroad permit shall be subject to all the privileges, obligations and penalties provided for in this chapter except that it shall be issued to a corporation instead of to a person and if it is revoked, another application may be made by the corporation for the issuance of another railroad permit at any time after the expiration of one year after such revocation. The annual fee for a railroad permit shall be five hundred dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4248; P.A. 93-139, S. 26; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 345.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added the annual fee for a railroad permit; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $400 to $500.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-28a. Airline permit. (a) An airline permit shall allow such permittee to purchase from a holder of a wholesaler permit alcoholic liquor as is permitted to be sold by a holder of a package store permit and in addition alcoholic liquor in miniatures of one and six-tenths and two and zero-tenths ounces or of forty-six and eight-tenths and ninety-three and seven-tenths milliliters.

      (b) An airline permit, being granted to any airline, shall permit the sale or dispensing or consumption of alcoholic liquor to passengers only and while in actual transit on any aircraft being operated on regularly scheduled flights by such airline.

      (c) The annual fee for an airline permit shall be five hundred dollars.

      (P.A. 73-543, S. 3, 14; P.A. 75-259, S. 3, 8; P.A. 93-139, S. 27; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 346.)

      History: P.A. 75-259 added reference to milliliter-sized miniatures in Subsec. (a); P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added the annual fee for an airline permit as Subsec. (c); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (c) from $400 to $500.

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      Sec. 30-29. Boat permit. A boat permit shall allow the sale and public consumption of alcoholic liquor by passengers with or without meals upon any one designated boat engaged in the transportation of passengers for hire to or from any port in this state. The annual fee for a boat permit shall be five hundred dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4249; P.A. 93-139, S. 28; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 347.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for a boat permit; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $400 to $500.

      Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 226 C. 418.

      Cited. 27 CA 614; judgment reversed, see 226 C. 418.


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      Sec. 30-30. Broker's permit. A broker's permit shall allow the holder thereof to sell warehouse receipts, certificates or other documents pertaining to alcoholic liquor to permittees within this state upon approval of the Department of Consumer Protection of such transactions. The annual fee for a broker's permit shall be two hundred dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4250; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 29; P.A. 95-195, S. 33, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 348.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for a broker's permit; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $160 to $200.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-31. Sale of warehouse receipts for alcoholic beverages. Any bank, trust company or financial institution owning or possessing warehouse receipts for alcoholic beverages acquired as security for a loan may sell such warehouse receipts to a permittee authorized to sell such alcoholic beverages or such warehouse receipts. Any sale or sales made under the provisions of this section shall be subject to approval by the Department of Consumer Protection.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4251; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 34, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-32. Warehouse permit. A warehouse bottling permit shall allow the storage and bottling of alcoholic liquor on the premises of a bonded warehouse, but no such permit shall be granted unless the place has received the approval of the Department of Consumer Protection. A warehouse storage permit shall allow the storage of alcoholic liquor on the premises of a bonded warehouse, but no such permit shall be granted unless the place has received the approval of the department. The annual fee for a warehouse bottling permit shall be one hundred sixty dollars and for a warehouse storage permit shall be thirty-five dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4252; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 30; P.A. 95-195, S. 35, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each warehouse permit; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-33. Concession permit. A concession permit shall allow the sale and consumption of beer or wine on the premises of any fair grounds, ball park, amusement park, indoor-outdoor amphitheater, outdoor amphitheater contiguous to and under the same ownership as an amusement park, public golf course or sports arena provided no sales of alcoholic liquor shall occur within one hour of the scheduled end of a performance at an indoor-outdoor amphitheater constructed to seat not less than fifteen thousand people. A concession permit shall also allow the sale and consumption of alcohol or spirits in all enclosed nonseating areas within an indoor-outdoor amphitheater. Such areas shall be enclosed by a fence or wall not less than thirty inches high and separate from each other. Such permit shall be issued in the discretion of the Department of Consumer Protection and shall be effective only in accordance with a schedule of hours and days determined by the department for each such permit within the limitation of hours and days fixed by law. As used in this section, "public golf course" means a golf course of not less than nine holes and a course length of not less than twenty-seven hundred fifty yards. The fee for a concession permit shall be as follows: For a period of one year, three hundred dollars; for a period of six months, two hundred dollars; and for a period of one day, fifty dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4253; P.A. 76-394, S. 2, 4; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 86-151, S. 1; P.A. 89-155, S. 2, 4; P.A. 93-139, S. 31; P.A. 95-161, S. 8, 9; 95-195, S. 36, 83; 95-336, S. 4, 5; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 349.)

      History: P.A. 76-394 included public golf courses in provisions and defined the term "public golf course" for purposes of the section; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 86-151 provided that concession permits allow the sale of wine; P.A. 89-155 added amusement park and outdoor amphitheater contiguous to and under the same ownership as an amusement park to the list of eligible facilities; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added the fees for concession permits; P.A. 95-161 added contiguous outdoor amphitheaters to list of facilities eligible for a concession permit and prohibited sales of alcoholic liquor within one hour of the scheduled end of a function at an outdoor amphitheater, effective June 27, 1995; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-336 made indoor-outdoor amphitheaters eligible for concession permits and permitted the sale of alcohol and spirits at areas within indoor-outdoor amphitheaters, effective July 6, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-33a. Coliseum permit. Coliseum concession permit. Special rule re backers. (a) A coliseum permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in any portion of the coliseum, including the coliseum club, to be consumed on the premises of the coliseum except that the retail sale of alcoholic liquor shall not be permitted under this permit in the arena of the coliseum during a sporting event, concert, exhibition, trade show, entertainment presentation or similar function and in any public restaurant located on the premises. A coliseum permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in the arena of the coliseum during a convention, banquet, meeting, dance, fund-raising function or similar function provided sales of alcoholic liquor shall occur at a coliseum within one hour of the scheduled end of a function at such coliseum. The annual fee for a coliseum permit shall be two thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) A coliseum concession permit shall allow the retail sale and consumption of beer, in paper containers only, at sporting events within the arena and at concession stands within the arena or outside the arena but directly connected to the arena or in areas adjacent to the hallways for public passage around the arena. The coliseum concession permit shall allow the retail sale and consumption of beer, in paper containers only, at such concession stands only during (1) a trade show for which a ticket is required for admission; (2) an exhibition for which a ticket is required for admission; or (3) a convention. No sales of beer shall occur at a coliseum concession stand within one hour of the scheduled end of a function at such coliseum. The annual fee for a coliseum concession permit shall be one thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

      (c) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, neither the permittee nor the backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit need be a proprietor if the coliseum for which such permit is being applied for is owned by a municipality or a municipal authority. The Department of Consumer Protection shall have discretionary powers to waive requirements where physical conditions make compliance an impossibility.

      (d) "Coliseum" means a structure which contains an enclosed roofed arena constructed to seat not less than two thousand people, and any related facility which is a part of, adjacent to or connected therewith by enclosed passageways, which structure is used for sporting events, exhibitions, trade shows, entertainment presentations, conventions, banquets, meetings, dances or fund-raising functions or similar functions or a structure such as a minor league baseball stadium built around an athletic field without an enclosed roof arena constructed to seat not less than five thousand people and containing at least ten thousand square feet of enclosed buildings, and any related facility which is part of, adjacent to or connected therewith by enclosed passageways, which structure is used for sporting events, exhibitions, trade shows, entertainment presentations, conventions, banquets, meetings, dances or fund-raising functions or similar functions. "Arena" means all that portion of a coliseum containing a floor area enclosed by fixed seats. "Coliseum club" means an enclosed facility within a coliseum kept, used and maintained as a place where alcoholic liquor or food is served for sale at retail for consumption on the coliseum premises but which does not necessarily serve hot meals and need not have a kitchen or dining room but shall have employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees who shall serve only the following categories of people: (1) Persons who are in the coliseum to attend an event or function; and (2) persons who are in the coliseum club to attend a private party or banquet.

      (P.A. 73-533, S. 2, 9; P.A. 75-641, S. 9; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 32; P.A. 95-161, S. 4, 9; 95-195, S. 37, 83; 95-336, S. 3, 5; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 350.)



      History: P.A. 75-641 deleted reference to "subdivision (15)" of Sec. 30-1 in Subsec. (c); P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fees for a coliseum permit and a coliseum concession permit and added the definitions of "coliseum", "arena" and "coliseum club" as Subsec. (d); P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (a) to prohibit the sale of beer at a coliseum within one hour of the scheduled end of a function, amended Subsec. (b) to prohibit the sale of beer at a coliseum concession stand within one hour of the scheduled end of a function and amended Subsec. (d) to include a minor league stadium in the definition of "coliseum", effective June 27, 1995; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (c) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 95-336 authorized sales of alcoholic liquor within one hour of the scheduled end of a function at a coliseum where previously such sales were prohibited, effective July 6, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $2,000 to $2,250, increased fee in Subsec. (b) from $1,000 to $1,250 and made technical changes.

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      Sec. 30-33b. Special sporting facility permits. (a) A special sporting facility restaurant permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in a special sporting facility kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where hot meals are regularly served and which has an adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room and has employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed within the special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility restaurant permit shall be one thousand four hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) A special sporting facility employee recreational permit shall allow the retail sale of beer in an establishment located within a special sporting facility and created to provide eating, sleeping and recreational accommodations to any person employed within such special sporting facility, provided such beer is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility employee recreational permit shall be three hundred dollars.

      (c) A special sporting facility guest permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in a special sporting facility reserved for guests approved by the holder of such permit and by the operator of such special sporting facility, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility guest permit shall be three hundred dollars.

      (d) A special sporting facility concession permit shall allow the retail sale of beer and wine at locations within a special sporting facility, provided such beer and wine is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility concession permit shall be three hundred dollars.

      (e) A special sporting facility bar permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location within a special sporting facility, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed within such special sporting facility. The annual fee for a special sporting facility bar permit shall be three hundred seventy-five dollars.

      (f) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 30-52, a coliseum concession permit that is issued to a municipality or a municipal authority shall allow the sale and consumption of beer and wine at jai alai frontons located within the boundaries of the municipality at such times when the municipality is a lessee or has physical control of the fronton; provided no such coliseum concession permit shall be issued or valid after December 31, 1982. The existence of another permit for the same fronton shall not bar sales under the coliseum concession permit and sales under a coliseum concession permit shall not bar the issuance or operation of any other permit on the fronton premises.

      (g) Any of the special sporting facility permits established under subsections (a) to (e), inclusive, of this section shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by such special sporting facility to any bona fide, nonprofit organization that rents, leases or otherwise uses such facility for social gatherings and events sponsored by such organization.

      (h) "Special sporting facility" means all of the land and buildings in which the principal business conducted is racing or jai alai exhibitions with pari-mutuel betting licensed by the gaming policy board.

      (P.A. 74-307, S. 2; P.A. 78-344, S. 3, 4; P.A. 80-247, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 33; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 351.)

      History: P.A. 78-344 added Subsec. (f) re sale of beer and wine at jai alai frontons; P.A. 80-247 added Subsec. (g) re sale of liquor under special sporting facility permits to nonprofit organizations using a facility; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fees for special sporting facility permits and added the definition of "special sporting facility" as Subsec. (h); June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsecs. (a) to (e).

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      Sec. 30-33c. Special outing facility permits. (a) A special outing facility beer permit shall allow the retail sale of beer by a special outing facility to be consumed on its premises by patrons.

      (b) A special outing facility liquor permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by a special outing facility to be consumed on its premises by patrons.

      (c) The annual fee for a special outing facility beer permit shall be three hundred dollars and for a special outing facility liquor permit shall be one thousand four hundred fifty dollars.

      (d) "Special outing facility" means a facility designed, constructed and used for corporate and private parties, sporting events, concerts, exhibitions, trade shows, entertainment presentations, conventions, banquets, meetings, dances, fund-raising events and similar functions, located on a tract of land of not less than twenty acres containing an enclosed roofed pavilion constructed to seat not less than two hundred fifty people, where hot meals are regularly served in an adequate and sanitary dining area, such meals having been prepared in an adequate and sanitary kitchen on the premises, and employing an adequate number of employees who shall serve only persons who are at such outing facility to attend an event, function, private party or banquet.

      (P.A. 93-139, S. 37; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 352.)

      History: June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsec. (c).

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      Sec. 30-34. Military permit. A military permit shall allow the retail sale of beer at any camp or military installation used and controlled by the Connecticut National Guard or the state guard. The annual fee for a military permit shall be thirty dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4254; P.A. 93-139, S. 34; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 353.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for a military permit; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $15 to $30.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-35. Temporary permit for outings, picnics or social gatherings. A temporary beer permit shall allow the sale of beer and a temporary liquor permit shall allow the sale of alcoholic liquor at any outing, picnic or social gathering conducted by a bona fide noncommercial organization, which organization shall be the backer of the permittee under such permit. The profits from the sale of such beer or alcoholic liquor shall be retained by the organization conducting such outing, picnic or social gathering and no portion thereof shall be paid, directly or indirectly, to any individual or other corporation. Such permit shall be issued subject to the approval of the Department of Consumer Protection and shall be effective only for the time limited by the department. The combined total of temporary beer permits and temporary liquor permits issued to an organization shall not exceed six during any one calendar year. The fee for a temporary beer permit shall be thirty dollars per day and for a temporary liquor permit shall be fifty dollars per day.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4255; P.A. 76-370, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 35; P.A. 95-195, S. 38, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; 04-230, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 354.)

      History: P.A. 76-370 created temporary liquor permits where previously temporary permits allowed sale of beer only; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the fees for temporary permits and clarified the maximum number of temporary permits to be issued to an organization; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 04-230 increased the number of temporary beer permits and temporary liquor permits that may be issued to an organization from four to six per calendar year; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees.

      See Sec. 30-25 re special club permit for picnics.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-35a. Nonprofit theater permit. (a) A nonprofit theater permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by a nonprofit theater to be consumed on its premises by patrons on any day on which a performance is given and twelve other days per year; provided the proceeds derived from such sales, except for reasonable operating costs, shall be used in furtherance of the charitable, literary and educational activities of such theater. The annual fee for a nonprofit theater permit shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) "Nonprofit theater" means an organization organized for nonprofit, charitable, literary and educational purposes to which has been issued a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and which carries on a program of performing arts for the general public at a theater located on its premises.

      (1967, P.A. 725, S. 3; P.A. 93-139, S. 36; P.A. 99-54; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 355.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for a nonprofit theater permit and added the definition of "nonprofit theater" as Subsec. (b); P.A. 99-54 allowed nonprofit theater permits to sell alcoholic liquor for consumption on premises on 12 additional days per year; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $200 to $250.

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      Sec. 30-35b. Ninety-day provisional permit. A ninety-day provisional permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by any applicant and his backer, if any, who has made application for a liquor permit pursuant to section 30-39 and may be issued at the discretion of the Liquor Control Commission. If said applicant or his backer, if any, causes any delay in the investigation conducted by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to said section, the ninety-day provisional permit shall cease immediately. Only one such permit shall be issued to any applicant and his backer, if any, for each location of the club or place of business which is to be operated under such permit and such permit shall be nonrenewable but may be extended due to delays not caused by the applicant. The fee for such ninety-day permit shall be five hundred dollars.

      (P.A. 91-353, S. 3, 7; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1, S. 60, 130; P.A. 95-161, S. 7, 9; 95-195, S. 39, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1 made a technical change, effective June 21, 1994; P.A. 95-161 allowed for the extension of the ninety-day provisional permit, effective June 27, 1995; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-36. Druggist permit. A druggist permit may be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection to a drug store proprietor. No druggist permit shall be issued covering a new drug store or a new location for an old drug store until the Commission of Pharmacy is satisfied that a drug store at such location is necessary to the convenience and best interest of the public. A druggist permit (1) shall allow the use of alcoholic liquors for the compounding of prescriptions of physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants and dentists and for the manufacturing of all United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary preparations and all other medicinal preparations, (2) shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor in containers of not less than eight ounces or one hundred eighty-seven and one-half milliliters and not more than one quart or one liter capacity except that beer may be sold in containers of not more than forty ounces or twelve hundred milliliters capacity, to any person, and (3) shall forbid the drinking of such alcoholic liquor on the premises of any drug store. Such permittee shall keep all alcoholic liquors in compartments, which compartments shall be securely locked except during those hours when the sale of alcoholic liquor is permitted by law. The holder of a druggist permit shall not display any alcoholic liquors or containers, marked or labeled or in any other way suggesting the contents of intoxicating liquors, in the windows of the permit premises. The Commission of Pharmacy shall revoke or suspend the pharmacy license of any pharmacist upon whose premises any violation of any provision of this section occurs. The annual fee for a druggist permit shall be five hundred dollars plus the sum required by section 30-66.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4257; March, 1958, P.A. 27, S. 21; 1967, P.A. 109, S. 8; P.A. 75-259, S. 4, 8; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-367, S. 4, 9; P.A. 82-332, S. 8, 13; P.A. 84-478, S. 3, 5; P.A. 93-139, S. 38; P.A. 95-195, S. 40, 83; P.A. 96-19, S. 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 356.)

      History: 1967 act allowed compounding of dentist's prescriptions under druggist's permit; P.A. 75-259 added references to milliliter and liters as measurements of container size; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-367 eliminated provisions re druggist permit for beer only as of May 29, 1981; P.A. 82-332 eliminated requirement that applicant have certificate of fitness issued by pharmacy commission; P.A. 84-478 allowed holders of a druggist permit to sell beer in containers of not more than 40 ounces or 1,200 milliliters capacity; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added the annual fee for a druggist permit; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-19 expanded reference to prescriptions by physicians and dentists to include advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $400 to $500.

      See Sec. 30-91 re hours and days of closing.

      Under former statute a regulation of the commission in effect refusing to issue druggist permits was beyond its powers. 118 C. 262. Constitutionality upheld. Id. Locking store when sales not permitted not a compliance with requirement of locked compartments. 138 C. 564. Cited. 149 C. 680. Sale of alcoholic beverages under a drugstore permit differentiated from sale in a package store, hence nonconforming use of property was expanded by use as a package store. 167 C. 596. Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-37. Sales on prescription. Any pharmacy licensed by the Commission of Pharmacy may fill the prescription of a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant or dentist for alcoholic liquors at any time without regard to the vote of any town prohibiting the sale of such liquors and may use alcoholic liquors for the compounding of such prescriptions and for the manufacture of all United States Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary preparations and all other medicinal preparations without the necessity of obtaining a permit from the Department of Consumer Protection, provided each such prescription shall include the name and address of the person for whom it is prescribed and shall be signed with his full name by the person issuing such prescription. Each such prescription shall be filled only once, and the person making a sale on such prescription shall write on the face thereof the number of such prescription and the date of the sale or delivery of such liquor and shall keep such prescription on file and available at all reasonable times for inspection. All alcoholic liquors sold by licensed pharmacies on prescriptions alone shall be kept in compartments, which compartments shall be securely locked except when such liquors are being used in the compounding of the prescriptions.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4258; 1967, P.A. 109, S. 9; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 39; P.A. 95-195, S. 41, 83; P.A. 96-19, S. 5; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1967 act made provisions applicable to dentist's prescriptions; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-19 expanded reference to prescriptions by physicians and dentists to include advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 118 C. 254. Cited. 149 C. 684. Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-37a. Nonprofit public museum permit. (a) A nonprofit public museum permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by a nonprofit public museum only on land and in buildings that are subject to the care, custody and control of its board of trustees to be consumed on its premises by its patrons on any day on which such nonprofit public museum is open to visitors from the general public. Proceeds derived from such sales, except for reasonable operating costs, shall be used in furtherance of the charitable, literary and educational activities of such nonprofit public museum. Sections 30-9 to 30-13, inclusive, and 30-91, insofar as said sections refer to local regulations of sales, shall not apply to such permit. The annual fee for a nonprofit public museum permit shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) "Nonprofit public museum" means any public museum organized for nonprofit, charitable, literary and educational purposes.

      (1969, P.A. 724, S. 3; P.A. 91-118, S. 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 40; P.A. 96-7, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 357.)

      History: P.A. 91-118 amended section by deleting the word "art" before the word "museum", thus permitting the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at all nonprofit public museums; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fee for a nonprofit public museum permit and added the definition of a "nonprofit public museum" as Subsec. (b); P.A. 96-7 amended Subsec. (b) to delete the requirement that each nonprofit public museum have over 100,000 square feet for public display purposes; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $200 to $250.

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      Sec. 30-37b. Charitable organization permit. A charitable organization permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by the drink to be consumed on the premises owned or leased by the organization. Such permit shall be issued on a daily basis subject to the hours of sale in section 30-91 and only eight such permits shall be issued to the same charitable organization in any calendar year. The fee for a charitable organization permit shall be fifty dollars.

      (1971, P.A. 254, S. 3; P.A. 93-139, S. 41; P.A. 07-4, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 358.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the fee for a charitable organization permit; P.A. 07-4 increased maximum allowable permits from 4 to 8 per calendar year; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $25 to $50.

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      Sec. 30-37c. Bowling establishment permits. Racquetball facility permit. (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 two hundred fifty dollars and for a bowling establishment permit for beer and wine shall be four hundred forty dollars.

      (b) A racquetball facility permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a commercial racquetball facility containing five or more courts. The annual fee for a racquetball facility permit shall be two thousand two hundred fifty dollars.

      (P.A. 76-347, S. 2; P.A. 83-283, S. 2, 5; 83-434, S. 2, 4; P.A. 93-139, S. 42; P.A. 01-17, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 359.)

      History: P.A. 83-283 added provision re racquetball facility permit; P.A. 83-434 added provision re bowling establishment permit for beer only; P.A. 93-139 divided section into Subsecs. and added the annual fees for bowling establishment permits and racquetball facility permits; P.A. 01-17 amended Subsec. (a) by changing bowling establishment permit for beer to bowling establishment permit for beer and wine; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-37d. Nonprofit public television corporation permit. (a) A nonprofit public television corporation permit shall allow the retail sale of beer and wine at auction, provided the auction is held as part of a fund-raising event to benefit the tax-exempt activities of the nonprofit public television corporation. Each permit shall allow the sale of wine at a single auction only. A maximum of three such permits may be issued to one nonprofit public television corporation in any calendar year. The fee for a nonprofit public television corporation permit shall be fifty dollars for each permit.

      (b) "Nonprofit public television corporation" means a television broadcasting corporation organized for nonprofit, literary and educational purposes to which has been issued a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (P.A. 83-152, S. 1; P.A. 93-139, S. 43; P.A. 96-7, S. 1, 5; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 360.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the fee for a nonprofit television corporation and added Subsec. (b) defining "nonprofit public television corporation"; P.A. 96-7 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the sale of beer at auction and to increase the number of permits that may be issued to three, effective April 2, 1996; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $25 to $50.

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      Sec. 30-37e. Airport restaurant permit. Airport bar permit. Airport airline club permit. (a) An airport restaurant permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in the Bradley International Airport passenger terminal complex or any location adjacent to and attached by common partition to said complex kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where hot meals are regularly served and which has an adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room and has employed therein at all times an adequate number of employees, provided such alcoholic liquor is to be consumed on the premises. The annual fee for an airport restaurant permit shall be one thousand four hundred fifty dollars.

      (b) An airport bar permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in the Bradley International Airport passenger terminal complex or any location adjacent to and attached by common partition to said complex, with or without the sale of food, for consumption on the premises. The annual fee for an airport bar permit shall be three hundred seventy-five dollars.

      (c) An airport airline club permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor at any location in the Bradley International Airport passenger terminal complex or any location adjacent to and attached by common partition to said complex, with or without the sale of food, for consumption on the premises by airline club members or their guests. Any airline or other concessionaire under lease or other agreement with the state of Connecticut may receive an airport airline club permit. The annual fee for an airport airline club permit shall be eight hundred fifteen dollars.

      (P.A. 84-494, S. 2, 11; P.A. 87-321, S. 2, 6; P.A. 93-139, S. 44; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 361.)

      History: P.A. 87-321 added Subsec. (c) which specified the privileges of holding an airport airline club permit; P.A. 93-139 added the fees for each airport permit; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $1,200 to $1,450, increased fee in Subsec. (b) from $300 to $375 and increased fee in Subsec. (c) from $650 to $815.

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      Sec. 30-37f. Airport permit. Leasing and concessions. Access requirements. Excepted from local option, discretionary disapproval. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general statute or regulation to the contrary, (1) the state of Connecticut, as owner or lessor of premises at Bradley International Airport, shall be permitted to enter into an arrangement with any concessionaire or lessee holding a permit or permits at Bradley International Airport, and receive payments from such concessionaire or lessee, without regard to the level or percentage of gross receipts from the gross sales of alcoholic liquor by such concessionaire or lessee; (2) any person may be a permittee for more than one airport permit or class of airport permit; and (3) any area subject to a permit in Bradley International Airport that is contiguous to or within any concourse area shall not be required to provide a single point of egress or ingress or to effectively separate the bar area or any dining area from the concourse area by means of partitions, fences, or doors, provided that a permittee of such area may be required by the Department of Consumer Protection to provide a barrier to separate the back bar area from the concourse area to prevent public access to the portion of the back bar area from which liquor is dispensed, if physically practicable.

      (b) Sections 30-9 to 30-13a, inclusive, section 30-23, subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of section 30-39, subsection (c) of section 30-39 and sections 30-44, 30-46, 30-48a and 30-91a shall not apply to any class of airport permit.

      (P.A. 84-494, S. 9, 11; P.A. 87-321, S. 3, 6; P.A. 93-83, S. 2; P.A. 95-195, S. 42, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 87-321 amended Subsec. (b) by providing that Sec. 30-23 shall not apply to any class of airport permit; P.A. 93-83 made technical changes in Subsec. (b); P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-37g. Nonprofit golf tournament permit. A nonprofit golf tournament permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a golf country club at which a golf tournament, sponsored by an organization that is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any subsequent corresponding internal revenue code of the United States, as from time to time amended, is being conducted. Such permit shall be issued to any such organization for a period not to exceed eight days. Only one such permit shall be issued in any calendar year. Such permit shall allow the operation of not more than twenty-five consumer bars on the grounds of a golf country club. The fee for a nonprofit golf tournament permit shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

      (P.A. 85-380, S. 5, 12; P.A. 87-61, S. 1, 2; P.A. 89-211, S. 31; P.A. 93-139, S. 45; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 362.)

      History: P.A. 87-61 eliminated reference to charitable organizations and instead specified that organizations exempt from taxation under Sec. 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible for a permit; P.A. 89-211 clarified reference to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added the fee for a nonprofit golf tournament permit; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $200 to $250.

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      Sec. 30-37h. Nonprofit corporation permit. A nonprofit corporation permit shall allow the retail sale of wine at auction, provided the auction is held as part of a fund-raising event to benefit the tax-exempt activities of the nonprofit corporation. Each permit shall allow the sale of wine at a single auction only. A maximum of one such permit may be issued to each nonprofit corporation in any calendar year, except as provided in section 30-37d. The fee for a nonprofit corporation permit shall be twenty-five dollars.

      (P.A. 88-364, S. 99, 123; P.A. 93-139, S. 46.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added the fee for a nonprofit corporation permit.

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      Sec. 30-37i. Hotel guest bar permit. (a) A hotel guest bar permit, available to a hotel permittee, shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor located in registered hotel guest rooms. The annual fee for a hotel guest bar permit shall be one hundred dollars for each hotel room equipped for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor.

      (b) A hotel guest bar shall: (1) Be accessible only by key, magnetic card or similar device provided by the hotel to a registered guest twenty-one years of age or older; and (2) restocked no earlier than nine o'clock a.m. and no later than one o'clock a.m.

      (c) The Department of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, for the operation of hotel guest bars.

      (P.A. 93-326, S. 1; P.A. 95-195, S. 43, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 363.)

      History: P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (c) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $50 to $100.

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      Sec. 30-37j. Caterer liquor permit. Notice requirements. Exemptions. (a) A caterer liquor permit shall allow a person regularly engaged in the business of providing food and beverages to others for service at private gatherings or at special events to sell and serve alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption at any activity, event or function for which such person has been hired. The annual fee for a caterer liquor permit shall be four hundred forty dollars.

      (b) The holder of a caterer liquor permit shall, on a form prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection or electronically, notify the department, in writing, of the date, location and hours of each event at which alcohol is served under such permit at least one business day in advance of such event. If the holder of a caterer liquor permit is unable to provide the written notice required under this section due to exigent circumstances, such holder may provide notice to the department by telephone of the date, location and hours of each event at which alcohol is served under such permit.

      (c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 30-48, a backer or holder of a caterer liquor permit may be a backer or holder of any other permit issued under the provisions of this chapter except a manufacturer permit issued under section 30-16 or a wholesaler permit issued under section 30-17.

      (d) The holder of a caterer liquor permit and any other permit issued under the provisions of this chapter that prohibits the off-premises consumption of alcoholic liquor shall be exempt from such prohibition for the purposes of conducting such holder's catering business only.

      (e) The holder of a caterer liquor permit shall be exempt from the provisions of sections 30-38, 30-52 and 30-54 and from the requirements to affix and maintain a placard, as provided in subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of section 30-39.

      (P.A. 99-159, S. 1, 2; P.A. 00-192, S. 78, 102; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 364.)

      History: P.A. 00-192 added provisions, designated as Subsec. (e), re exemptions applicable to holder of caterer liquor permit, effective May 26, 2000; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee in Subsec. (a) from $350 to $440.

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      Sec. 30-37k. Casino permit. (a) As used in this section and subsection (a) of section 30-91: (1) "Casino" means the premises within which a gaming facility is operated with other facilities, including, but not limited to, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bingo halls or convention centers; and (2) "gaming facility" means a room or rooms within which class III gaming, as defined in the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, P.L. 100-497, 25 USC 2701, et seq., is legally conducted.

      (b) A casino permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a casino.

      (c) A casino permit shall allow the manufacture, storage and bottling of beer to be consumed on the premises with or without the sale of food, provided the holder of a casino permit produces at least five thousand gallons of beer on the premises annually.

      (d) A casino permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor by means of a guest bar located in hotel guest rooms provided such guest bar is: (1) Accessible only by key, magnetic card or similar device provided by the hotel to a registered guest twenty-one years of age or older; and (2) restocked no earlier than nine o'clock a.m. and no later than one o'clock a.m.

      (e) The annual fee for a casino permit shall be two thousand six hundred fifty dollars plus an additional one hundred dollars for each guest room containing a guest bar.

      (P.A. 00-192, S. 76, 102; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 365.)

      History: P.A. 00-192 effective May 26, 2000; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsec. (e).

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      Sec. 30-37l. Wine festival permit. (a) A wine festival permit shall allow the holder of a manufacturer permit for a farm winery, issued pursuant to section 30-16, to participate in a wine festival organized and sponsored by an association that promotes the manufacturing and selling of farm wine in this state or such association's not-for-profit subsidiary. Such association or such association's not-for-profit subsidiary shall not organize and sponsor more than one such wine festival in any calendar year. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall allow only one such wine festival in any calendar year, regardless of the number of such farm winery permittees or such organizing and sponsoring associations or not-for-profit subsidiaries participating in such wine festival.

      (b) A wine festival permit shall authorize: (1) The sale and shipment of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee and sold at such wine festival to persons outside the state; (2) the offering and tasting of free samples of wine to visitors and prospective retail customers for consumption on the grounds of the wine festival; (3) the sale at retail of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of wine for consumption off the grounds of the wine festival; and (4) the sale at retail of wine by the glass or receptacle, provided the glass or receptacle is embossed or otherwise permanently labeled with the name and date of the wine festival.

      (c) No farm winery permittee may sell, offer or give to any person or entity wine not manufactured by such farm winery.

      (d) Only one wine festival permit may be issued per calendar year pursuant to this section by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to each holder of a manufacturer permit for a farm winery. A wine festival permit shall not be effective for more than three consecutive days per calendar year. The fee for a wine festival permit shall be seventy-five dollars.

      (P.A. 09-47, S. 3.)

      History: P.A. 09-47 effective May 20, 2009.

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      Sec. 30-37m. Out-of-state entity wine festival permit. (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 30-18a, an out-of-state person or entity holding a valid permit (1) authorizing the manufacturing of farm wine; and (2) issued by another state may obtain an out-of-state entity wine festival permit, to participate in an out-of-state entity wine festival in this state. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection shall only allow one out-of-state entity wine festival in any calendar year, regardless of the number of out-of-state entities participating in such festival.

      (b) An out-of-state entity wine festival permit shall authorize in this state: (1) The sale and shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee and sold at such festival to persons outside the state; (2) the offering and tasting of free samples of wine to visitors and prospective retail customers for consumption on the grounds of the wine festival; (3) the sale at retail of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of wine for consumption off the grounds of the wine festival; and (4) the sale at retail of wine by the glass or receptacle, provided the glass or receptacle is embossed or otherwise permanently labeled with the name and date of the wine festival.

      (c) No out-of-state entity wine festival permittee shall sell, offer or give to any person or entity wine not manufactured by such permittee.

      (d) No out-of-state entity wine festival permittee shall sell, offer or give to any person or entity wine manufactured by such permittee unless such wine is assigned to a wholesaler permittee in this state.

      (e) The holder of an out-of-state entity wine festival permit shall disclose to each person who purchases admission to a wine festival in which the holder is participating, at the time of purchase, any restriction or limitation of such admission, including, but not limited to, the maximum number of glasses or receptacles of wine or brandy to which the purchaser is entitled by admission to the wine festival.

      (f) Only one out-of-state entity wine festival permit may be issued per calendar year pursuant to this section by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection to each person or entity meeting the requirements of subsection (a) of this section. An out-of-state entity wine festival permit shall not be effective for more than three consecutive days per calendar year. The fee for an out-of-state entity wine festival permit shall be seventy-five dollars.

      (P.A. 09-47, S. 4.)

      History: P.A. 09-47 effective May 20, 2009.

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      Sec. 30-37n. Wine festival and out-of-state entity wine festival permits. Notification to chief municipal law enforcement official. A permittee holding a wine festival permit or an out-of-state entity wine festival permit issued pursuant to section 30-37l or 30-37m shall notify the chief municipal law enforcement official in the municipality in which such permittee intends to hold a wine festival of the dates and hours such wine festival is scheduled to take place. Such notification shall be in writing and shall be delivered to such official not later than seven days prior to the commencement of such wine festival.

      (P.A. 09-47, S. 7.)

      History: P.A. 09-47 effective May 20, 2009.

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      Sec. 30-38. Storage of liquor. Approval of facilities. Each permit granted under the provisions of section 30-16, 30-17, 30-20, 30-20a, 30-21, 30-21b, 30-22, 30-22a, 30-23, 30-24a, 30-26, 30-28, 30-28a, 30-29, 30-33a, 30-33b, 30-36, 30-37c or 30-37e, shall also, under the regulations of the Department of Consumer Protection, allow the storage, on the premises and at one other secure location registered with and approved by the department, of sufficient quantities of alcoholic liquor respectively allowed to be sold under such permits as may be necessary for the business conducted by the respective permittees or their backers; but no such permit shall be granted under the provisions of section 30-16 or 30-17 unless such storage facilities are provided and the place of storage receives the approval of the department as to suitability, and thereafter no place of storage shall be changed nor any new place of storage utilized without the approval of the department.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4256; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 8; 1972, P.A. 68, S. 3; P.A. 73-533, S. 5; 73-543, S. 6, 14; P.A. 74-307, S. 5; P.A. 76-347, S. 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-82, S. 5; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 82-332, S. 3, 13; P.A. 84-494, S. 4, 11; P.A. 95-195, S. 44, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1965 act added reference to Sec. 30-24a; 1972 act added reference to Sec. 30-20a; P.A. 73-533 added reference to Sec. 30-33a; P.A. 73-543 added reference to Sec. 30-28a; P.A. 74-307 added reference to Sec. 30-33b; P.A. 76-347 added reference to Sec. 30-37c; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-82 added reference to Sec. 30-21b; P.A. 78-303 revised name change authorized by P.A. 77-614; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 82-332 amended section to allow off-premises storage and extended applicability to permits issued under Sec. 30-22a; P.A. 84-494 added reference to a permit granted under the provisions of Sec. 30-37e; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Sec. 30-38a. Transfer of liquor between retail permit premises under common ownership. In all cases where two or more retail liquor permit premises are in common or cooperative ownership, or where a majority of the capital stock having voting privileges of corporations owning together two or more retail liquor permit premises is held by the same person or persons, the permittees thereof may transfer any alcoholic liquor from one such retail premise to another such retail premise, for the purpose of inventory equalization or other business convenience, except when such permittee is a delinquent retailer as said term is used in subsection (b) of section 30-48.

      (1959, P.A. 237; 1961, P.A. 267; P.A. 75-239, S. 1, 3; P.A. 93-55, S. 6; 93-139, S. 47.)

      History: 1961 act authorized transfers where majority of voting stock of corporations owning two or more premises is held by same person or persons; P.A. 75-239 substituted "any alcoholic liquor" for "alcoholic beverages" and added exception re delinquent permittees; P.A. 93-55 made technical changes, substituting reference to delinquent retailers for reference to delinquent permittees; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes.

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      Sec. 30-39. Applications for permits, renewals. Fees. Publication, remonstrance, hearing. (a) For the purposes of this section, the "filing date" of an application means the date upon which the department, after approving the application for processing, mails or otherwise delivers to the applicant a placard containing such date.

      (b) (1) Any person desiring a liquor permit or a renewal of such a permit shall make a sworn application therefor to the Department of Consumer Protection upon forms to be furnished by the department, showing the name and address of the applicant and of the applicant's backer, if any, the location of the club or place of business which is to be operated under such permit and a financial statement setting forth all elements and details of any business transactions connected with the application. Such application shall include a detailed description of the type of live entertainment that is to be provided. A club or place of business shall be exempt from providing such detailed description if the club or place of business (A) was issued a liquor permit prior to October 1, 1993, and (B) has not altered the type of entertainment provided. The application shall also indicate any crimes of which the applicant or the applicant's backer may have been convicted. Applicants shall submit documents sufficient to establish that state and local building, fire and zoning requirements and local ordinances concerning hours and days of sale will be met, except that local building and zoning requirements and local ordinances concerning hours and days of sale shall not apply to any class of airport permit. The State Fire Marshal or the marshal's certified designee shall be responsible for approving compliance with the State Fire Code at Bradley International Airport. Any person desiring a permit provided for in section 30-33b shall file a copy of such person's license from the Division of Special Revenue or the Gaming Policy Board with such application. The department may, at its discretion, conduct an investigation to determine whether a permit shall be issued to an applicant.

      (2) The applicant shall pay to the department a nonrefundable application fee, which fee shall be in addition to the fees prescribed in this chapter for the permit sought. An application fee shall not be charged for an application to renew a permit. The application fee shall be in the amount of ten dollars for the filing of each application for a permit by a charitable organization, including a nonprofit public television corporation, a nonprofit golf tournament permit, a temporary permit or a special club permit; and for all other permits in the amount of one hundred dollars for the filing of an initial application. Any permit issued shall be valid only for the purposes and activities described in the application.

      (3) The applicant, immediately after filing an application, shall give notice thereof, with the name and residence of the permittee, the type of permit applied for and the location of the place of business for which such permit is to be issued and the type of live entertainment to be provided, all in a form prescribed by the department, by publishing the same in a newspaper having a circulation in the town in which the place of business to be operated under such permit is to be located, at least once a week for two successive weeks, the first publication to be not more than seven days after the filing date of the application and the last publication not more than fourteen days after the filing date of the application. The applicant shall affix, and maintain in a legible condition upon the outer door of the building wherein such place of business is to be located and clearly visible from the public highway, the placard provided by the department, not later than the day following the receipt of the placard by the applicant. If such outer door of such premises is so far from the public highway that such placard is not clearly visible as provided, the department shall direct a suitable method to notify the public of such application. When an application is filed for any type of permit for a building that has not been constructed, such applicant shall erect and maintain in a legible condition a sign not less than six feet by four feet upon the site where such place of business is to be located, instead of such placard upon the outer door of the building. The sign shall set forth the type of permit applied for and the name of the proposed permittee, shall be clearly visible from the public highway and shall be so erected not later than the day following the receipt of the placard. Such applicant shall make a return to the department, under oath, of compliance with the foregoing requirements, in such form as the department may determine, but the department may require any additional proof of such compliance. Upon receipt of evidence of such compliance, the department may hold a hearing as to the suitability of the proposed location. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to applications for airline permits, charitable organization permits, temporary permits, special club permits, concession permits, military permits, railroad permits, boat permits, warehouse permits, brokers' permits, out-of-state shippers' permits for alcoholic liquor and out-of-state shippers' permits for beer, coliseum permits, coliseum concession permits, special sporting facility restaurant permits, special sporting facility employee recreational permits, special sporting facility guest permits, special sporting facility concession permits, special sporting facility bar permits, nonprofit golf tournament permits, nonprofit public television permits and renewals. The provisions of this subdivision regarding publication and placard display shall also be required of any applicant who seeks to amend the type of entertainment upon filing of a renewal application.

      (4) In any case in which a permit has been issued to a partnership, if one or more of the partners dies or retires, the remaining partner or partners need not file a new application for the unexpired portion of the current permit, and no additional fee for such unexpired portion shall be required. Notice of any such change shall be given to the department and the permit shall be endorsed to show correct ownership. When any partnership changes by reason of the addition of one or more persons, a new application with new fees shall be required.

      (c) Any ten persons who are at least eighteen years of age, and are residents of the town within which the business for which the permit or renewal thereof has been applied for, is intended to be operated, or, in the case of a manufacturer's or a wholesaler's permit, any ten persons who are at least eighteen years of age and are residents of the state, may file with the department, within three weeks from the last date of publication of notice made pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section for an initial permit, and in the case of renewal of an existing permit, at least twenty-one days before the renewal date of such permit, a remonstrance containing any objection to the suitability of such applicant or proposed place of business. Upon the filing of such remonstrance, the department, upon written application, shall hold a hearing and shall give such notice as it deems reasonable of the time and place at least five days before such hearing is had. The remonstrants shall designate one or more agents for service, who shall serve as the recipient or recipients of all notices issued by the department. At any time prior to the issuance of a decision by the department, a remonstrance may be withdrawn by the remonstrants or by such agent or agents acting on behalf of such remonstrants and the department may cancel the hearing or withdraw the case. The decision of the department on such application shall be final with respect to the remonstrance.

      (d) No new permit shall be issued until the foregoing provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section have been complied with. Six months' or seasonal permits may be renewed, provided the renewal application and fee shall be filed at least twenty-one days before the reopening of the business, there is no change in the permittee, ownership or type of permit, and the permittee or backer did not receive a rebate of the permit fee with respect to the permit issued for the previous year.

      (e) The department may renew a permit that has expired if the applicant pays to the department a nonrefundable late fee pursuant to subsection (c) of section 21a-4, which fee shall be in addition to the fees prescribed in this chapter for the permit applied for. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to one-day permits, to any permit which is the subject of administrative or court proceedings, or where otherwise provided by law.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4259; 1949, 1951, 1955, S. 2161d; 1961, P.A. 302; 1971, P.A. 206; P.A. 73-7; 73-543, S. 7, 14; 73-584; P.A. 74-10, S. 1, 2; 74-307, S. 6; P.A. 75-641, S. 10; 75-642, S. 3; P.A. 76-370, S. 3; P.A. 77-114, S. 1; 77-412; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-404, S. 40, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 342, 343, 345, 348; P.A. 82-332, S. 4, 13; P.A. 83-152, S. 4; 83-514; P.A. 84-494, S. 5, 11; P.A. 85-380, S. 7, 12; P.A. 93-56; 93-83, S. 1; 93-139, S. 48; P.A. 95-29, S. 1-3; 95-195, S. 45, 83; P.A. 99-194, S. 24; P.A. 03-235, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-59, S. 1; P.A. 06-94, S. 2.)

      History: 1961 act provided procedure where permit is requested for building not yet constructed and excepted special club permits from notice requirement; 1971 act made hearings mandatory rather than discretionary; P.A. 73-7 required that sign denoting application for permit be erected not later than the day following receipt of placard rather than not later than the day following the date of application, deleted requirement that hearing be held in the town where the business is to be located and allowed renewal of six months' or seasonal permits if permittee or backer did not receive a fee rebate for the permit issued for the previous year; P.A. 73-543 included airline permits in exception to provision requiring publication of notice of application; P.A. 73-584 required that applicant pay nonrefundable application fee for initial applications and applications to permanently substitute the identity of the permittee; P.A. 74-10 divided section into Subsecs. and exempted charitable organization permits and temporary permits from provision requiring payment of nonrefundable application fee; P.A. 74-307 divided Subsec. (a) into Subdivs. (1) and (2), required that person seeking permits under Sec. 30-33b file a copy of his license with the application, moved exemptions from notice requirements to end of Subsec. (a) and added exemptions for coliseum permits, coliseum concession permits, special sporting facility restaurant, employee recreational, guest, concession and bar permits; P.A. 75-641 added Subsec. (a)(3) re fees when permit is issued to a partnership; P.A. 75-642 required that initial and renewal permits for on-premise consumption require that applicant supply names of bartender employees in Subsec. (a)(1) and made failure to supply names a ground for revocation of permit in Subsec. (c); P.A. 76-370 removed exception for charitable organization or temporary permit application in provision requiring payment of nonrefundable fees under Subsec. (a)(1) and imposed a $10 fee for such permits; P.A. 77-114 deleted provision requiring payment of $30 fee for application to permanently substitute the identity of the permittee in Subsec. (a)(1); P.A. 77-412 made $10 application fee in Subsec. (a)(1) applicable to special club permits; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-404 allowed alternative filing of copy of license issued by division of special revenue within the department of business regulation (formerly commission on special revenue) or gaming policy board with application for permit under Sec. 30-33b in Subsec. (a)(1); P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department and placed division of special revenue within the department of revenue services for administrative purposes following the abolition of business regulation department; P.A. 82-332 eliminated citizenship requirement and requirement that bartender's names be furnished to department, added requirement that statements be submitted relating to finances, convictions of crimes and compliance with local ordinances and provided that investigations are to be made at the discretion of the department; P.A. 83-152 amended Subdiv. (a)(1) by requiring that nonprofit public television corporations pay a $10 fee for an application; P.A. 83-514 added Subsec. (d) which allows the department to review a permit which has expired upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of $100; P.A. 84-494 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by exempting any class of airport permit from the provisions of local building and zoning requirements concerning hours and days of sale and by requiring the state fire marshal to approve compliance with the state fire code at Bradley International Airport; P.A. 85-380 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by adding nonprofit golf tournament permits to the number of charitable permits with a fee of $10; P.A. 93-56 required applicants for liquor permits, after October 1, 1993, to submit a detailed description of any live entertainment to be provided; P.A. 93-83 made technical changes, inserted new Subsec. (a) defining "filing date", relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly, and in Subsec. (c) specified the time period for residents to file a remonstrance in cases involving initial permits and permit renewals; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-29 amended Subsec. (b)(3) to include nonprofit golf tournament and nonprofit public television permits in the list of exempted permits and amended Subsec. (c) to require remonstrants to designate agents for service, effective May 16, 1995; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (b)(1) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 99-194 amended Subsec. (e) to change amount of nonrefundable late fee from $100 to the fee pursuant to Sec. 21a-4(c), that is the greater of 10% of renewal fee or $10; P.A. 03-235 amended Subsec. (b) by making technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality in Subdiv. (1) and adding provision in Subdiv. (3) re applicability of publication and placard display requirements to renewal applications involving amendment of entertainment type; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-59 amended Subsec. (c) to change the deadline for the filing of a remonstrance from within three weeks from the filing date of the application to within three weeks from the last date of publication of notice, effective June 2, 2005; P.A. 06-94 amended Subsec. (c) by specifying that persons who are at least 18 years of age and are residents may file remonstrance, by making a technical change and by adding provision re withdrawal of remonstrance.

      The provision concerning finality of decision as to remonstrants is not binding on town which was not a remonstrant. 132 C. 212. Such provision refers only to matters of fact; it does not mean the commission's decision is not open to attack by proper legal procedure. 133 C. 156. Cited. 135 C. 397. Cited. 150 C. 425. There is no direct appeal from action of commission in granting, suspending or revoking permits except by applicants and permittees but, where commission grants a permit in violation of express provision of law, its action may be attacked by a proper legal procedure. 153 C. 50. Where defendant had failed to specify in notices initially published and erected by him the type of permit applied for, plaintiffs were not entitled to injunction against him since they failed to prove they were substantially and irreparably injured by this violation or the granting of the permit. Id., 52. Cited. 184 C. 75. Cited. 191 C. 528. Cited. 241 C. 180.

      Cited. 4 CA 252. Cited. 42 CA 272; judgment reversed, see 241 C. 180. Partnership agreement was not offensive on its face, but had an illegal, ulterior purpose, namely, to evade strictures of liquor control laws. Court found agreement to be illegal as against public policy and refused to enforce it. 87 CA 235.

      Cited. 13 CS 206. Commission cannot stifle competition unless public welfare endangered. Id., 221. See note to section 30-14. Cited. 14 CS 155. Court held date of filing as date application is approved for processing, not date received. 25 CS 195.

      Subsec. (a):

      Subdiv. (1): Requirement that permittee seeking renewal make sworn application is an act to be performed personally. 175 C. 279.

      Subsec. (b):

      Cited. 175 C. 409. Subdiv. (1) cited. 241 C. 180. Subdiv. (3) cited. Id.

      Subdiv. (1) cited. 42 CA 272; judgment reversed, see 241 C. 180.

      Subsec. (c):

      Cited. 6 CA 278.


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      Sec. 30-39a. Bartender certificate. When required. Application; fee; refusal; exemption. Section 30-39a is repealed.

      (P.A. 75-642, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 82-332, S. 12, 13.)

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      Sec. 30-40. Second application. (a) No person, permittee or backer whose application for a permit has been denied on the ground that he is an unsuitable person may make another application for a permit within one year after such denial.

      (b) No person, permittee or backer whose permit has been revoked may make an application for a permit under this chapter within one year after such revocation.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4267; P.A. 93-139, S. 49; P.A. 97-175, S. 4.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added Subsec. (b) and made technical changes; P.A. 97-175 added permittee or backer in Subsecs. (a) and (b) and made technical changes.

      Cited. 150 C. 73; Id., 425. Cited. 184 C. 75.

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      Secs. 30-41 and 30-42. Permit fees. Rebate of permit fees. Sections 30-41 and 30-42 are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4260, 4279; 1951, 1953, S. 2153d, 2162d; November, 1955, S. N197; March, 1958, P.A. 21, S. 2; 1959, P.A. 152, S. 55; 1961, P.A. 567, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 179, S. 1; 553, S. 9; 1967, P.A. 365, S. 3; 725, S. 4; 1969, P.A. 724, S. 4; 1971, P.A. 254, S. 4; 1972, P.A. 68, S. 2; P.A. 73-104, S. 1, 2; 73-400; 73-533, S. 4; 73-543, S. 4, 14; P.A. 74-307, S. 7; 74-338, S. 33, 94; P.A. 75-598, S. 2; 75-641, S. 11; P.A. 76-347, S. 4; 76-370, S. 2; 76-394, S. 3, 4; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 614; P.A. 78-82, S. 4; 78-202, S. 4, 5; 78-279, S. 5, 6; 78-294, S. 4, 5; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-119, S. 2, 3; 81-184; 81-287, S. 4; 81-367, S. 5, 9; 81-472, S. 108, 159; P.A. 82-299, S. 4, 6; P.A. 83-152, S. 5; 83-283, S. 3, 5; 83-434, S. 3, 4; P.A. 84-494, S. 6, 7, 11; P.A. 85-380, S. 2, 8, 12; P.A. 87-321, S. 4, 6; P.A. 88-364, S. 100, 123; P.A. 89-181, S. 4, 6; P.A. 91-118, S. 3; 91-353, S. 5, 7; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 91-14, S. 28, 30; P.A. 93-139, S. 73.)

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      Sec. 30-42a. Permit fee rebate. Whenever, by reason of any catastrophe, act of God or serious natural disaster, on or after January 1, 1993, a business for which a permit has been issued by the Department of Consumer Protection is discontinued, the Department of Consumer Protection shall upon written application of the permittee or his backer, rebate the unused amount of the permit fee on a daily basis during the period of such discontinuance or for the period until the permit premises are relocated or for the remainder of the permit period. The Comptroller is authorized to draw his order upon the Treasurer for the payment of such sums, less any taxes due the state from the permittee on the date of such payment and the sum of twenty dollars which also shall be deducted to defray expenses incurred in processing the rebate. Any rebate of one hundred dollars or less shall be retained by the state. The amount or amounts of taxes so withheld shall be credited to the respective tax revenue accounts on the records of the State Comptroller.

      (P.A. 95-115, S. 3; 95-195, S. 11, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: (Revisor's note: Pursuant to the provisions of P.A. 95-195 the Revisors editorially substituted "Department of Consumer Protection" for "Department of Liquor Control", effective July 1, 1995); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-43. Granting and denial of permits. Notice of hearing. Permits may be granted without hearing by the Department of Consumer Protection in its discretion; but, in any case of the denial of or refusal to renew a permit, the department shall, in such manner as it directs, notify the applicant or permittee of its proposed action and set a day and place for a hearing thereon, giving the applicant or permittee reasonable notice in advance thereof. If, at or after such hearing, the department denies or refuses to renew the permit, as the case may be, notice of such decision shall forthwith be given to such applicant or permittee in such manner as the department directs.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4261; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 46, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-44. Mandatory refusal of permit where sale prohibited. The Department of Consumer Protection shall refuse permits for the sale of alcoholic liquor (1) in no-permit towns and (2) where prohibited by the zoning ordinance of any city or town.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4262; 1959, P.A. 622, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 599; P.A. 73-44; P.A. 76-347, S. 5; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 47, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act added Subdiv. (3); 1971 act deleted provision in Subdiv. (3) which had prohibited issuing permit to establishment which has a direct entrance into a commercial bowling alley establishment in all cases and added provision allowing issuance of restaurant permit to bowling alley or adjoining premises if permit premises are in a separate room and if there is a separate door to the alley which remains closed except to permit entrance and egress; P.A. 73-44 allowed issuance of cafe permit in Subdiv. (3) under the conditions specified for issuance of restaurant permits by 1971 act; P.A. 76-347 deleted Subdiv. (3) re permits in bowling establishments and adjoining premises and deleted provision prohibiting consumption of alcoholic liquor in any bowling alley establishment; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See Sec. 30-52 re requirement that permit specify location and re removal to another location.

      Cited. 131 C. 262. The word "tavern" as used in ordinance did not necessarily have the same meaning as it does in the liquor control act. 133 C. 152; Id., 236. Legislature has not delegated to towns authority to limit, in the guise of a zoning ordinance, the number of liquor outlets in the town as a whole. 134 C. 288. One thousand foot limitation in a zoning ordinance is not invalid as an invasion of powers of commission. 135 C. 276. Cited. 136 C. 289. Cited. 140 C. 566. Provides for mandatory refusal of permits by the liquor control commission. 142 C. 569. Appeal re issuance of liquor permit for restaurant adjacent to bowling alley dismissed as moot with enactment of 1959 act. 146 C. 740. Cited. 149 C. 291. Cited. 152 C. 547. Cited. 153 C. 51. Cited. 165 C. 185. Cited. 177 C. 610. Trial court had incorrectly equated issuance of a "night club liquor permit", allowing sale of alcohol an extra hour where premises already operating under valid liquor permit, with issuance of license to use premises as a "night club". 191 C. 528.

      The duty of the commission is nondelegable and it cannot substitute the legal opinion of a town or city clerk for its own findings. 15 CS 200. Constitutionality. 16 CS 298. Commission cannot issue a removal permit which violates local zoning ordinances. Id., 355.

      Subsec. (2):

      Cited. 148 C. 721. Cited. 149 C. 680. Prohibits issuance of druggist liquor permit where prohibited by local zoning ordinances. 160 C. 120. Cited. 164 C. 175.


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      Sec. 30-45. Mandatory refusal of permits to certain persons. Exceptions. The Department of Consumer Protection shall refuse permits for the sale of alcoholic liquor to the following persons: (1) Any state marshal, judicial marshal, judge of any court, prosecuting officer or member of any police force, (2) any first selectman holding office and acting as a chief of police in the town within which the permit premises are to be located, (3) a minor, and (4) any constable who performs criminal law enforcement duties and is considered a peace officer by town ordinance pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of section 54-1f, any constable who is certified under the provisions of sections 7-294a to 7-294e, inclusive, who performs criminal law enforcement duties pursuant to the provisions of subsection (c) of section 54-1f, or any special constable appointed pursuant to section 7-92. This section shall not apply to out-of-state shippers', boat and airline permits. As used in this section, "minor" means a minor as defined in section 1-1d or as defined in section 30-1, whichever age is older.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4264; 1953, S. 2163d; 1961, P.A. 15, S. 5; February, 1965, P.A. 403, S. 1; 1971, P.A. 270; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 82; P.A. 73-543, S. 8, 14; P.A. 75-266, S. 2, 3; P.A. 77-137; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 87-242; P.A. 93-139, S. 50; P.A. 95-115, S. 2; 95-195, S. 48, 83; P.A. 00-99, S. 79, 154; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1961 act removed "grand juror" from Subdiv. (2); 1965 act deleted prohibition against issuing permits to justices of the peace in Subdiv. (2); 1971 act clarified prohibition with regard to selectmen and placed provision re selectmen in separate subdivision; 1972 act prohibited issuance of permit to "any person who has not attained the age of eighteen and been admitted as an elector of the state"; P.A. 73-543 exempted airline permits from provisions of section; P.A. 75-266 deleted prohibitions against issuing permit to a person convicted of a felony unless his right of franchise has been restored and against issuing permit to nonelector, person who is not eighteen and deleted provisions re permittees who change town of residence; P.A. 77-137 prohibited issuing permit to any person "not of legal drinking age" and defined the term; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 87-242 required the department of liquor control to refuse permits for the sale of alcoholic liquor to a first selectman who acts as a chief of police in the town within which the permit premises are to be located; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-115 added Subdiv. (4) which requires the refusal of permits to certain constables, replacing provision which had applied to all constables (Revisor's note: The phrase "any constable who is certified under the provisions of sections 7-294a to 7-294e, inclusive, that performs criminal law enforcement duties" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "any constable who is certified under the provisions of section 7-294a to 7-294e, inclusive, who performs criminal law enforcement duties"); P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 00-99 replaced reference to sheriff and deputy sheriff with state marshal and judicial marshal, effective December 1, 2000; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      That applicant might be improperly influenced by parents held ground of refusal under former statute. 121 C. 707. A person suitable per se might be unsuitable if subject to domination of one who is himself "unsuitable". 122 C. 446; 142 C. 569. Under former statute failure to make frank disclosure plus prior convictions adequate grounds for refusal. 122 C. 528. Cited. 123 C. 35. Cited. 131 C. 698. Requirement that person must be an elector violates no constitutional right. 129 C. 619. A person convicted of a felony is not an elector unless his elective franchise is restored and only an elector may obtain a liquor permit. Provides for mandatory refusal of permits by the liquor control commission. 142 C. 569.

      Provision in former statute requiring person receiving permit to be a citizen was held to be in direct conflict with certain U. S. treaties. 4 CS 343. A violation of this section must be affirmatively established by the commission. Id., 350. Provision in former statute requiring delegation of authority and control of business by backer to permittee discussed. 10 CS 284. Person convicted two years before on charge of selling beer to minors declared suitable person for beer permit. Id., 476. Cited. 12 CS 429.


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      Sec. 30-46. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permit; location or character of premises; other grounds. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection may, except as to a store engaged chiefly in the sale of groceries, in its discretion, suspend, revoke or refuse to grant or renew a permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor if it has reasonable cause to believe: (1) That the proximity of the permit premises will have a detrimental effect upon any church, public or parochial school, convent, charitable institution, whether supported by private or public funds, hospital or veterans' home or any camp, barracks or flying field of the armed forces; (2) that such location is in such proximity to a no-permit town that it is apparent that the applicant is seeking to obtain the patronage of such town; (3) that the number of permit premises in the locality is such that the granting of a permit is detrimental to the public interest, and, in reaching a conclusion in this respect, the department may consider the character of, the population of, the number of like permits and number of all permits existent in, the particular town and the immediate neighborhood concerned, the effect which a new permit may have on such town or neighborhood or on like permits existent in such town or neighborhood; (4) that the place has been conducted as a lewd or disorderly establishment; (5) that the backer does not have a right to occupy the permit premises; (6) that drive-up sales of alcoholic liquor are being made at the permit premises; or (7) that there is any other reason as provided by state or federal law or regulation which warrants such refusal.

      (b) (1) The existence of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit shall not be a factor to be taken into consideration under subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section. (2) The provisions of subdivisions (1), (2) and (3) of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to the granting of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit. (3) The provisions of subdivisions (1), (2), (3), (5) and (6) of subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to the granting of any special sporting facility permit provided for in section 30-33b.

      (c) Alcoholic liquor may be sold at retail for consumption within a special sporting facility only under the permits provided for in section 30-33b. The number of permits of any class, the location where alcoholic liquor is to be sold under any such permit, the number of locations to be operated under a special sporting facility concession permit, and the areas within such facility where alcoholic liquor may be consumed shall be determined by the Department of Consumer Protection in its discretion.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4263; P.A. 73-533, S. 11; P.A. 74-307, S. 3, 8; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 49, 83; P.A. 97-175, S. 5; P.A. 98-236, S. 3; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-533 added Subsecs. (6) and (7), codified as Subsec. (b), re applicability of provisions with regard to coliseum and coliseum concession permits; P.A. 74-307 added new Subsec. (c) re sales of alcoholic liquor in special sporting facilities; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsecs. (a) and (c) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-175 amended Subsec. (a) by adding suspension, revocation or refusal to renew a permit in the department's discretion, adding new Subdiv. (5) re right to occupy permit premises, renumbering former Subdiv. (5) as Subdiv. (6) and making a technical change, and amended Subsec. (b) by adding reference to Subdiv. (6) of Subsec. (a); P.A. 98-236 amended Subsec. (a) by adding new Subdiv. (6) re drive-up sales and redesignating existing Subdiv. (6) as Subdiv. (7); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      This section constitutional. 133 C. 556. Unsuitability of place not restricted to plot or structure. Id., 562. In determining number of outlets, commission may draw the line somewhere; and if it does so on sufficient evidence, its action not arbitrary or illegal. Id., 562; 134 C. 144. Cited. Id., 292. The fact that commission had previously found premises suitable for a permit did not prevent it from later finding them unsuitable. 135 C. 713. Permit does not attach as a right to any particular location; it is purely personal privilege. 137 C. 20. Provides for discretionary refusal of permits by the liquor control commission. 142 C. 569. Permit refused where venture found probably not profitable. 144 C. 550. In an action for an injunction restraining the defendant from using certain premises for the sale of liquor because of its proximity to a prior liquor outlet, the validity of the permit of such prior liquor outlet cannot be collaterally attacked. 148 C. 412. Denial of permit in area where allowable and where there were no other outlets within two miles held an abuse of discretion. 151 C. 362. Barini case, 146 C. 416, distinguished. Id. Determination of factual matters and a liberal discretion in determining the suitability of the location of proposed liquor-permit premises, powers vested in liquor control commission. 164 C. 537.

      Cited. 41 CA 83.

      Cited. 5 CS 207. Where the commission reasoned that the "granting of another permit in this locale would be detrimental to the public interest", it was held to be an abuse of discretion. 14 CS 155. If club's or association's charter prohibited intoxicating liquor, commission cannot grant permit. 15 CS 69. Cited. 16 CS 301.

      Subsec. (a):

      Subdiv. (3): Section rests liberal discretion in commission to determine suitability of location of proposed liquor-permit premises. 175 C. 295. Court cannot substitute its discretion for that of the commission. Id., 409.


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      Sec. 30-46a. Permit for restaurant within a coliseum. The issuance of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both, shall not prohibit the issuance of a restaurant permit permitted under this chapter for a restaurant within a coliseum.

      (P.A. 73-533, S. 10.)

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      Sec. 30-47. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permits; disqualification of applicant or permittee; alcohol seller and server training program; permittee participation. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection may, in its discretion, suspend, revoke or refuse to grant or renew a permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor if it has reasonable cause to believe: (1) That the applicant or permittee appears to be financially irresponsible or neglects to provide for his family, or neglects or is unable to pay his just debts; (2) that the applicant or permittee has been provided with funds by any wholesaler or manufacturer or has any forbidden connection with any other class of permittee as provided in this chapter; (3) that the applicant or permittee is in the habit of using alcoholic beverages to excess; (4) that the applicant or permittee has wilfully made any false statement to the department in a material matter; (5) that the applicant or permittee has been convicted of violating any of the liquor laws of this or any other state or the liquor laws of the United States or has been convicted of a felony as such term is defined in section 53a-25 or has such a criminal record that the department reasonably believes he is not a suitable person to hold a permit, provided no refusal shall be rendered under this subdivision except in accordance with the provisions of sections 46a-80 and 46a-81; (6) that the applicant or permittee has not been delegated full authority and control of the permit premises and of the conduct of all business on such premises; or (7) that the applicant or permittee has violated any provision of this chapter or any regulation adopted under this chapter. Any backer shall be subject to the same disqualifications as provided in this section in the case of an applicant for a permit or a permittee.

      (b) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection may, in his or her discretion, require a permittee who has had his or her permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor suspended or revoked pursuant to subsection (a) of this section to have such permittee's employees participate in an alcohol seller and server training program approved by the commissioner. The commissioner may require proof of completion of the program from the permittee prior to reactivation or reissuance of such permit.

      (c) In lieu of suspending or revoking a permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner may require a permittee to have such permittee's employees participate in an alcohol seller and server training program.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4265; 1971, P.A. 135; P.A. 75-266, S. 1, 3; 75-641, S. 12; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 82-472, S. 105, 183; P.A. 86-151, S. 2; P.A. 95-195, S. 50, 83; P.A. 97-175, S. 6; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 07-41, S. 1.)

      History: 1971 act deleted provision which had allowed commission to refuse permit to female applicant "if the duties of a permittee may interfere with the care of her family"; P.A. 75-266 allowed commission to refuse permit to a person convicted of a felony in Subdiv. (5) and specified that any refusal under that Subdiv. must be rendered in accordance with Secs. 4-61o to 4-61r; P.A. 75-641 deleted reference to Subdiv. (13) of Sec. 30-1; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 82-472 substituted reference to Secs. 46a-80 and 46a-81 for reference to Secs. 4-61o to 4-61r; P.A. 86-151 authorized the department of liquor control to disqualify any backer, not just those backers who are persons as defined in Sec. 30-1; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-175 added suspension, revocation or refusal to grant or renew a permit, made provisions applicable to permittees, added new Subdiv. (7) re violation of chapter or regulation, and made technical changes; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 07-41 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and added Subsecs. (b) and (c) re alcohol seller and server training program and permittee participation, effective January 1, 2008.

      Provides for discretionary refusal of permits by the liquor control commission. A person may be rendered unsuitable to receive a wholesaler liquor permit if, in operating under it, he would be completely subject to the domination of another who is an unsuitable person. 142 C. 569. See also note to section 30-45. Cited. 148 C. 649, 652. Cited. 150 C. 425. Cited. 156 C. 291, 301. Cited. 176 C. 428.

      Partnership agreement was not offensive on its face, but had an illegal, ulterior purpose, namely, to evade the strictures of the liquor control laws. 87 CA 235. "Financially irresponsible" is a broad term encompassing many possible factual situations, and plain language allows commission to consider a variety of facts in reaching its determination; commission had reasonable cause to find persons working for renewal applicant to be "employees" and find applicant financially irresponsible due to failure to keep employment records, pay unemployment taxes, file tax reports, and pay actual wages. 120 CA 92.

      Cited. 16 CS 301. See note to section 30-14.


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      Sec. 30-48. Limitations of permits; exceptions. Loans. Period of credit. Resolution of credit disputes. (a) No backer or permittee of one permit class shall be a backer or permittee of any other permit class except in the case of any class of airport, railroad, airline and boat permits, and except that: (1) A backer of a hotel or restaurant permit may be a backer of both such classes; (2) a holder or backer of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, a restaurant permit or a cafe permit may be a holder or backer of any other or all of such classes; (3) a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a bowling establishment permit; (4) a backer of a restaurant permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both, when such restaurant is within a coliseum; (5) a backer of a hotel permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both; (6) a backer of a coliseum permit may be a backer of a coliseum concession permit; (7) a backer of a coliseum concession permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit; (8) a backer of a grocery store beer permit may be a backer of a package store permit if such was the case on or before May 1, 1996; (9) a backer of a university permit may be a backer of a nonprofit theater permit; (10) subject to the discretion of the department, a backer of a permit provided for in section 30-33b, may be a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in section 30-33b; (11) a backer of a nonprofit theater permit may be a holder or backer of a hotel permit; (12) a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a special outing facility permit; (13) a backer of a concession permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both; (14) a holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit or an out-of-state entity wine festival permit issued pursuant to section 30-37m, or of both such permits; (15) a holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit; and (16) a holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit or a wine festival permit issued pursuant to section 30-37l, or of both such permits. Any person may be a permittee of more than one permit. A person may be a permittee under a permit provided for in section 30-33b and a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in section 30-33b. The operator of a racing or jai alai exhibition with pari-mutuel betting licensed by the Gaming Policy Board may be a backer of any permit provided for in section 30-33b. No holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub and no spouse or child of such holder may be a holder or backer of more than three restaurant permits or cafe permits.

      (b) No permittee or backer thereof and no employee or agent of such permittee or backer shall borrow money or receive credit in any form for a period in excess of thirty days, directly or indirectly, from any manufacturer permittee, or backer thereof, or from any wholesaler permittee, or backer thereof, of alcoholic liquor or from any member of the family of such manufacturer permittee or backer thereof or from any stockholder in a corporation manufacturing or wholesaling such liquor, and no manufacturer permittee or backer thereof or wholesaler permittee or backer thereof or member of the family of either of such permittees or of any such backer, and no stockholder of a corporation manufacturing or wholesaling such liquor shall lend money or otherwise extend credit, directly or indirectly, to any such permittee or backer thereof or to the employee or agent of any such permittee or backer. A wholesaler permittee or backer, or a manufacturer permittee or backer, that has not received payment in full from a retailer permittee or backer within thirty days after the date such credit was extended to such retailer or backer or to an employee or agent of any such retailer or backer, shall give a written notice of obligation to such retailer within the five days following the expiration of the thirty-day period of credit. The notice of obligation shall state: The amount due; the date credit was extended; the date the thirty-day period ended, and that the retailer is in violation of this section. A retailer who disputes the accuracy of the "notice of obligation" shall, within the ten days following the expiration of the thirty-day period of credit, give a written response to notice of obligation to the department and give a copy to the wholesaler or manufacturer who sent the notice. The response shall state the retailer's basis for dispute and the amount, if any, admitted to be owed for more than thirty days; the copy forwarded to the wholesaler or manufacturer shall be accompanied by the amount admitted to be due, if any, and such payment shall be made and received without prejudice to the rights of either party in any civil action. Upon receipt of the retailer's response, the chairman of the commission or such chairman's designee shall conduct an informal hearing with the parties being given equal opportunity to appear and be heard. If the chairman or such chairman's designee determines that the notice of obligation is accurate, the department shall forthwith issue an order directing the wholesaler or manufacturer to promptly give all manufacturers and wholesalers engaged in the business of selling alcoholic liquor to retailers in this state, a "notice of delinquency". The notice of delinquency shall identify the delinquent retailer, and state the amount due and the date of the expiration of the thirty-day credit period. No wholesaler or manufacturer receiving a notice of delinquency shall extend credit by the sale of alcoholic liquor or otherwise to such delinquent retailer until after the manufacturer or wholesaler has received a "notice of satisfaction" from the sender of the notice of delinquency. If the chairman or such chairman's designee determines that the notice of obligation is inaccurate, the department shall forthwith issue an order prohibiting a notice of delinquency. The party for whom the determination by the chairman or such chairman's designee was adverse, shall promptly pay to the department a part of the cost of the proceedings as determined by the chairman or such chairman's designee, which shall not be less than fifty dollars. The department may suspend or revoke the permit of any permittee who, in bad faith, gives an incorrect notice of obligation, an incorrect response to notice of obligation, or an unauthorized notice of delinquency. If the department does not receive a response to the notice of obligation within such ten-day period, the delinquency shall be deemed to be admitted and the wholesaler or manufacturer who sent the notice of obligation shall, within the three days following the expiration of such ten-day period, give a notice of delinquency to the department and to all wholesalers and manufacturers engaged in the business of selling alcoholic liquor to retailers in this state. A notice of delinquency identifying a retailer who does not file a response within such ten-day period shall have the same effect as a notice of delinquency given by order of the chairman or such chairman's designee. A wholesaler permittee or manufacturer permittee that has given a notice of delinquency and that receives full payment for the credit extended, shall, within three days after the date of full payment, give a notice of satisfaction to the department and to all wholesalers and manufacturers to whom a notice of delinquency was sent. The prohibition against extension of credit to such retailer shall be void upon such full payment. The department may revoke or suspend any permit for a violation of this section. An appeal from an order of revocation or suspension issued in accordance with this section may be taken in accordance with section 30-60.

      (c) If there is a proposed change or change in ownership of a retail permit premises, no application for a permit shall be approved until the applicant files with the department an affidavit executed by the seller of the retail permit premises stating that all obligations of the predecessor permittee for the purchase of alcoholic liquor at such permit premises have been paid or that such applicant did not receive direct or indirect consideration from the predecessor permittee. If a wholesaler permittee alleges the applicant received direct or indirect consideration from the predecessor permittee or that there remain outstanding liquor obligations, such wholesaler permittee may file with the department an affidavit, along with supporting documentation to establish receipt of such consideration or outstanding liquor obligations. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in the commissioner's sole discretion, shall determine whether a hearing is warranted on such allegations. The commissioner may waive the requirement of such seller's affidavit upon finding that (1) the predecessor permittee abandoned the premises prior to the filing of the application, and (2) such permittee did not receive any consideration, direct or indirect, for such permittee's abandonment. For the purposes of this subsection, "consideration" means the receipt of legal tender or goods or services for the purchase of alcoholic liquor remaining on the premises of the predecessor permittee, for which bills remain unpaid.

      (d) A permittee may file a designation of an authorized agent with the department to issue or receive all notices or documents provided for in this section. The permittee shall be responsible for the issuance or receipt of such notices or documents by the agent.

      (e) The period of credit permitted under this section shall be calculated as the time elapsing between the date of receipt of the alcoholic liquors by the purchaser and the date of full legal discharge of the purchaser through the payment of cash or its equivalent from all indebtedness arising from the transaction except that, if the last day for payment falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the last day for payment shall then be the next business day.

      (1949, Rev., S. 4266; 1969, P.A. 150, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 143; P.A. 73-533, S. 6; 73-543, S. 9, 14; P.A. 74-307, S. 9; P.A. 75-598, S. 4; 75-641, S. 13; P.A. 77-132, S. 1, 2; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-404, S. 41, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 82-32, S. 1, 2; 82-332, S. 5, 13; P.A. 84-494, S. 8, 11; P.A. 85-380, S. 3, 12; P.A 93-139, S. 51; P.A. 95-161, S. 5; 95-195, S. 51, 83; P.A. 96-7, S. 3, 5; 96-220, S. 5, 7; P.A. 97-66; P.A. 98-164, S. 1; P.A. 03-34, S. 1; P.A. 04-9, S. 2; 04-31, S. 1; P.A. 05-274, S. 5; P.A. 09-47, S. 5.)

      History: 1969 act permitted backer of hotel or restaurant permit to be a backer "in both such classes"; 1972 act permitted backer of restaurant or cafe permit to be backer of both such classes; P.A. 73-533 added provisions re backers of coliseum concession permits; P.A. 73-543 allowed backer or permittee of airline permit to be backer or permittee in other classes; P.A. 74-307 added provisions re backers of special sporting facility permits, allowed permittees to have more than one permit where commission determines that location of permits will allow for sufficient supervision, etc. and allowed operators of racing or jai alai exhibitions to back permits; P.A. 75-598 allowed backer or permittee of night club permit to be backer or permittee in other classes; P.A. 75-641 required that appeals be taken in accordance with Sec. 30-60 rather than Sec. 30-55; P.A. 77-132 allowed backer of university permit to be backer of nonprofit theater permit; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-404 replaced commission on special revenue with gaming policy board in provision re licensing of racing or jai alai exhibition; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 82-32 permitted a person who is a holder or backer of a restaurant permit to be a holder or backer of a bowling establishment permit; P.A. 82-332 divided section into Subsecs., eliminated provision in Subsec. (a) concerning supervision and responsibility by permittees, established dispute resolution process for 30-day credit violations and made suspension of license for violation optional rather than mandatory; P.A. 84-494 amended Subsec. (a) by allowing backers or permittees of one class of permit to be a backer or permittee of any class of airport permit; P.A. 85-380 amended Subsec. (a) by eliminating reference to night club permits; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the holder or backer of a restaurant permit to be a holder or backer of a special outing facility permit; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-7 amended Subsec. (a) to permit a backer of a nonprofit theater permit to be a holder or backer of a hotel permit, effective April 2, 1996; P.A. 96-220 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the backer of a grocery store beer permit to be a backer of a package store permit if such was the case on or before May 1, 1996, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 97-66 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize a holder or backer of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, restaurant permit or cafe permit to be a holder or backer of any other or all of such classes, to provide that no holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub and no spouse or child of such holder may be a holder or backer of more than three restaurant permits or cafe permits, and to make technical changes; P.A. 98-164 added Subsec. (a)(13) authorizing backers of concession permits to be backers of coliseum permits and coliseum concession permits; P.A. 03-34 made technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality in Subsec. (b), and amended Subsec. (c) to delete predecessor permittee or backer affidavit requirement, add applicant affidavit requirement, delete department finding exception re predecessor abandonment, add applicant affidavit language re nonreceipt of consideration, add provisions re wholesaler permittee affidavit and re commissioner's hearing and define "consideration"; P.A. 04-9 amended Subsec. (c) by making technical changes (Revisor's note: In 2005, a reference to "Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Protection" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Commissioner of Consumer Protection" to reflect the repeal of the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection by P.A. 04-189); P.A. 04-31 amended Subsec. (c) to require the filing of an affidavit executed by the seller of the retail permit premises, and to authorize the commissioner to waive the requirement of such seller's affidavit if the predecessor permittee abandoned the premises prior to the filing of the application, and the permittee did not receive any consideration, direct or indirect, for such permittee's abandonment; P.A. 05-274 added Subsec. (a)(14) to (16) re authorization for holders of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit, an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer or a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery to also hold an in-state transporter's permit, effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 09-47 added reference to out-of-state entity wine festival permit in Subsec. (a)(14) and wine festival permit in Subsec. (a)(16), effective May 20, 2009.

      Statute aimed at "tied house". 128 C. 162; 132 C. 152. Revocation mandatory in case of violation. 128 C. 163. Designed to place definite restrictions upon nonpermittees as well as permittees and, read together with Sec. 30-113, provides a penalty against stockholder in brewing company. Id., 164. Not so indefinite or discriminatory as to violate due process. Id., 165. Includes extension of credit by notes which are to run after permits are granted. Id., 168. Backer could not be held as a matter of law to have such control of corporation as to justify disregarding corporate entities. 132 C. 155. Refusal based on suspicion that owner of another class would have an interest. Id., 426. Holder of out-of-state shipper's permit for beer only properly denied wholesaler beer permit. 134 C. 556. This is a constitutional exercise of the police power and not discrimination between residents and nonresidents. 138 C. 669. Cited. 148 C. 652. Cited. 156 C. 291, 301. Cited. 175 C. 279. Cited. 226 C. 418.

      Denial of wholesaler permit because members of applicant's family who were partners, backers or permittees would have an interest in the permit was overruled. 13 CS 248.


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      Sec. 30-48a. Limitation on interest in retail permits. (a) No person, and no backer as defined in section 30-1, shall, except as hereinafter provided, acquire an interest in more than two alcoholic beverage retail permits, but nothing herein shall (1) require any such person who had, on June 8, 1981, such interest in more than two such permits to surrender, dispose of or release his interest in any such permit or permits nor shall it affect his right to continue to hold, use and renew such permits or (2) prohibit any such person who had, on June 8, 1981, such interest in more than two such permits from transferring his interest in such permits by inter vivos or testamentary disposition, including living trusts, to his spouse or child, or such spouse's or child's living trust or prohibit such spouse or child from accepting such a transfer notwithstanding that such spouse or child may already hold another permit issued under the provisions of this chapter. Any such permit so transferred may be renewed by such transferee under the provisions of section 30-14a. Except as provided in subdivision (1), a person shall be deemed to acquire an interest in a retail permit if an interest is owned by such person, such person's spouse, children, partners, or an estate, trust, or corporation controlled by such person or such person's spouse, children, or any combination thereof. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to any such interest without regard to whether such interest is a controlling interest. For the purposes of this subsection, "person" means (A) an individual, (B) a corporation or any subsidiary of a corporation or (C) any combination of corporations or individuals any of whom, or any combination of whom, owns or controls, directly or indirectly, more than five per cent of any entity which is a backer as defined in said section 30-1.

      (b) A retail permit for the purposes of subsection (a) of this section means a package store liquor permit or a druggist liquor permit.

      (c) Membership in any organization which is or may become the holder of a club permit shall not constitute acquisition of an interest in a retail permit.

      (d) Any person who violates any provision of this section or of any regulation issued pursuant hereto shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred fifty dollars and any permit issued in violation of this section shall be revoked.

      (1963, P.A. 555, S. 1-4; P.A. 81-294, S. 8, 22; 81-367, S. 6, 9; P.A. 84-401; P.A. 96-86.)

      History: P.A. 81-294 amended Subsec. (a) by adding a definition of "person" and specifying when a person is deemed to acquire an interest in a retail permit; P.A. 81-367 eliminated reference in Subsec. (b) to package store beer permit and druggist beer permit as of May 29, 1981; P.A. 84-401 added Subsec. (a)(2) concerning transfer of liquor permits; P.A. 96-86 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the grandfathered permit holder to transfer his interest in such permit through living trusts to his spouse's or child's living trust.

      Since proof of injury is essential to attack on constitutionality of a statute, it was not sufficient for plaintiffs, in making such an attack, to show only that they were denied the purely personal privilege of a permit. 153 C. 247. Declaratory judgment determining statute to be unconstitutional on ground that its purpose was to benefit one segment of permit holders while restricting another segment overruled since all persons having an interest in the subject matter were not made parties or given reasonable notice thereof. Id., 249.

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      Sec. 30-48b. Municipalities and authorities as backers of coliseum permittees. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any special act or any municipal charter to the contrary, a municipality or a civic center authority or a coliseum authority created by a municipality may be the backer of a coliseum permit or coliseum concession permit, or both, provided approval is given therefor by the legislative body of such municipality. Governmental immunity shall not be a defense to any cause of action arising out of operation under such permit.

      (P.A. 73-533, S. 8.)

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      Secs. 30-49 and 30-50. Sale of liquor on credit. Period of credit. Suspension of credit restrictions in case of disaster. Sections 30-49 and 30-50 are repealed.

      (1951, S. 2168d; November, 1955, S. N199; February, 1965, P.A. 598; P.A. 75-641, S. 14; P.A. 77-438, S. 6.)

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      Sec. 30-51. Sales in dwelling houses regulated. (a) No permit may be issued for the sale of alcoholic liquor in any building, a portion of which will not be used as the permit premises, unless the application therefor is accompanied by an affidavit signed and sworn to by the applicant, stating that access from the portion of the building that will not be used as the permit premises to the portion of the building that will be used as the permit premises is effectually closed, unless the Department of Consumer Protection endorses upon such application that it has dispensed with such affidavit for reasons considered by it good and satisfactory and also endorses thereon such reasons. If any way of access from the other portion of such building to the portion used as the permit premises is opened, after such permit is issued, without the consent of the Department of Consumer Protection endorsed on such permit, such permit shall thereupon become and be forfeited, with or without notice from the Department of Consumer Protection, and shall be null and void. If such applicant or any permittee or any backer thereof opens, causes to be opened, permits to be opened or allows to remain open, at any time during the term for which such permit is issued, any way of access from any portion of a building not part of the permit premises to any other portion of such building that is the permit premises, without the written consent of the Department of Consumer Protection endorsed on such permit, such persons or backers shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 30-113. The Department of Consumer Protection shall require every applicant for a permit to sell alcoholic liquor to state under oath whether any portion of the building in which it is proposed to carry on such business will not be used as the permit premises; and, if so, said Department of Consumer Protection shall appoint a suitable person to examine the premises and to see that any and all access between the portion so to be used for the sale of alcoholic liquor and the portion not so used is effectually closed, and may designate the manner of such closing, and, if necessary, order seals to be placed so that such way of access cannot be opened without breaking the seals, and the breaking or removal of such seals or other methods of preventing access, so ordered and provided, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section. The above provisions shall not apply to any premises operating under a hotel permit, or any premises operating under a restaurant permit, which premises are located in or attached to a motel, and shall not apply to any entrance to a building in which is located premises operating under a tavern permit, which entrance opens into the rear or side yard of such tavern premises and is used solely as an emergency exit or for the delivery of goods to, or carrying or conveying goods from, any permit premises.

      (b) "Motel" means every building or other structure kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public to be a place where sleeping accommodations are offered for pay to transient guests, usually, but not limited to, motorists, but is not a place where food is served at all times or where kitchen and dining room facilities necessarily exist.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4268; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-80, S. 2, 3, 4; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 195, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 52; P.A. 95-195, S. 52, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-80 stated that provisions of section do not apply with respect to restaurants located in or attached to a motel; P.A. 78-303 modified provisions of P.A. 77-614 re division of liquor control as successor to liquor control commission; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 extended the separation requirement to all permit premises previously applicable to dwellings and lodging houses, made technical changes and added Subsec. (b) defining "motel"; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-51a. Leasing of part of premises operating under grocery store beer permit. Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (6) of section 30-47 and section 30-51, 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 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, shall be unlawful on any such leased premises.

      (P.A. 04-42, S. 1.)

      History: (Revisor's note: In 2005, a reference to "Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Consumer Protection" to reflect the repeal of the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection by P.A. 04-189).

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      Sec. 30-52. Permit to specify location and revocability. Removal to another location. (a) Every permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor shall specify the town and the particular building or place in such town in which such liquor is to be sold, and shall not authorize any sale in any other place or building. Such permit shall also be made revocable in terms for any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter. Notwithstanding the existence of any local zoning ordinance or general statute prohibiting or affecting the establishment or removal to a new location of an alcoholic liquor use within certain specified distances of other alcoholic liquor uses of the same or different kinds, the Department of Consumer Protection, in cases of hardship and in cases caused by reason of the commencement of an eviction action against such permittee from the particular building or place in such town specified in such permit, may endorse upon such permit permission to the permittee to remove from one building or place in any zone to another building or place in a proper business or industrial zone, and the permittee shall thereupon be authorized to remove to such new location with such permit. The applicant for such permission shall specify the building or place to which he wishes to remove, and such new location shall comply with all other provisions of the local zoning ordinances or general statutes except as hereinbefore provided; and such permittee shall be allowed to move such permit premises only within a radius of seven hundred fifty feet of the old permit premises. The removal of the permit premises from the particular building or place specified in the permit without the approval of the department shall be grounds for the suspension or revocation of the permit. In such cases an appeal from an order refusing permission to remove may be taken in accordance with the provisions of section 30-60. If the site of any permit premises is taken or threatened to be taken in the exercise of the power of eminent domain, the department may authorize the relocation of such permit premises to a new location, any local ordinance or general statute notwithstanding, provided such new location is zoned for business use and is within a radius of seven hundred fifty feet from the point, on the boundary of the overall site of the proposed taking, nearest to the site of such permit premises.

      (b) Nothing in subsection (a) of this section or section 30-14a, shall be construed as prohibiting the department from permitting the removal of such permit premises to any location, including a location in another town, for any reason, provided: (1) Removal to the proposed location complies with local zoning laws as required by section 30-44, (2) the proposed location is not found to be unsuitable or prohibited by any other provision of this chapter, except that a removal to a location in another town may be authorized only if such removal complies with the provisions of section 30-14a provided, in any case in which the department finds that the permittee has provided evidence satisfactory to the department that the permittee is unable to secure a renewal or extension of his lease and that the premises are to be demolished by their owner, and that the permittee is unable to find, after reasonable efforts, a suitable location for removal of the permit premises within the town in which the permit premises are located, have created a hardship, the department may waive the maximum permit limit provided by said section 30-14a and allow the removal of the permit premises to an adjacent town.

      (c) Any action taken by the department authorizing the removal of such permit premises prior to June 27, 1985, is hereby validated.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4269; 1955, S. 2164d; 1961, P.A. 468; February, 1965, P.A. 177; P.A. 75-641, S. 15; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 85-361, S. 2, 3; P.A. 88-78, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 53; P.A. 95-195, S. 53, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1961 act changed the area limitation for relocation where the site of the permit premises is taken by eminent domain and broadened the bases for granting permission to move premises; 1965 act changed area limitation for relocation to new premises from 500 feet to 750 feet from old permit premises; P.A. 75-641 replaced previous provision stating that "the law concerning appeals from commission's doings shall apply" to cases of "refusal of permission to remove" with provision specifying that appeals may be taken in accordance with Sec. 30-60; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 85-361 added Subsec. (b) which allowed the removal of permit premises and Subsec. (c) which validated the actions of the department of liquor control in allowing the removal of such premises; P.A. 88-78 amended Subsec. (b) concerning the removal of permit premises to other towns; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 127 C. 722. Cited. 137 C. 23. Cited. 150 C. 427. Cited. 153 C. 314. In order to receive injunctive relief taxpayers must allege and prove irreparable injury not mere aggrievement. 151 C. 414. Constitutionality upheld. Id. Plaintiff's appeal sustained where defendant board granted variance without stating reasons for permitting liquor store within fifteen hundred feet of fifteen other liquor stores contrary to Bridgeport zoning regulations. 155 C. 500. Regulations of town zoning authority may adopt more liberal standard where hardship, such as redevelopment taking of existing locations, exists. 156 C. 287. Cited. 163 C. 240. Cited. 189 C. 153. Cited. 191 C. 528.

      Cited. 2 CA 628. Cited. 5 CA 432. Cited. 8 CA 12.

      Violation must be affirmatively established. 4 CS 350. Cited. 5 CS 418. Cited. 16 CS 355.


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      Sec. 30-53. Permit to be recorded. Each permit granted or renewed by the Department of Consumer Protection shall be of no effect until a duplicate thereof has been filed by the permittee with the town clerk of the town within which the club or place of business described in such permit is situated; provided the place of filing of railroad and boat permits shall be the office of the town clerk of the town of New Haven, and airline permits, the office of the town clerk of the town of Hartford. The fee for such filing shall be two dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4270; 1955, S. 2165d; 1967, P.A. 140; P.A. 73-543, S. 10, 14; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 54, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1967 act raised filing fee from $1 to $2; P.A. 73-543 specified Hartford town clerk's office as place for filing airline permits; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See Sec. 30-59 re notification of town clerks as to revocation, suspension or reinstatement of permit.

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      Sec. 30-54. Permit to be hung in plain view. Every permittee, other than a corporation holding a railroad or airline permit, shall cause his permit or a duplicate thereof to be framed and hung in plain view in a conspicuous place in any room where the sales so permitted are to be carried on.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4271; P.A. 73-543, S. 11, 14.)

      History: P.A. 73-543 excepted permittees holding airline permits from provisions.

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      Sec. 30-55. Revocation or suspension of permits; hearing; appeal to stay proceedings. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection may, in its discretion, revoke or suspend any permit or provisional permit upon cause found after hearing, provided ten days' written notice of such hearing has been given to the permittee setting forth, with the particulars required in civil pleadings, the charges upon which such proposed revocation or suspension is predicated. Any appeal from such order of revocation or suspension shall be taken in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183.

      (b) The surrender of a permit or provisional permit for cancellation or the expiration of a permit shall not prevent the department from suspending or revoking any such permit pursuant to the provisions of this section.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4272; February, 1965, P.A. 259; 1967, P.A. 316; 1969, P.A. 128; P.A. 77-438, S. 5; 77-603, S. 18, 125; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 54; P.A. 95-195, S. 55, 83; P.A. 97-175, S. 7; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 06-94, S. 3.)

      History: 1965 act prohibited suspension or revocation of permit for violations of chapter in cases where permittee was finally found not guilty; 1967 act protected permittee from suspension or revocation of permit where "his servant or agent" was finally found not guilty and prohibited taking "disciplinary action" after finding of not guilty against backer, servant or agent; 1969 act extended protection from suspension, revocation and disciplinary action in cases which were dismissed; P.A. 77-438 prohibited commission's initiation of hearing proceedings based upon arrests which have not resulted in convictions; P.A. 77-603 replaced previous appeal provisions with provision requiring that appeals be made in accordance with Sec. 4-183; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 added Subsec. (b) allowing the department to suspend or revoke a permit even if such permit was surrendered for cancellation or expired; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 97-175 added reference to provisional permit in Subsecs. (a) and (b) and made technical changes; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 06-94 deleted provisions in Subsec. (a) prohibiting suspension or revocation of permit or disciplinary action in cases where permittee or his servant or agent was finally found not guilty by, or received dismissal in, a court having jurisdiction.

      See Sec. 12-450 re suspension of liquor permit for failure to pay taxes or to perform acts or duties imposed under statutes relating to taxation.

      See Sec. 30-60 re appeal procedure.

      See Sec. 30-67 re violations which constitute grounds for suspension or revocation of permits.


      Cited. 123 C. 35. Revocation because of sale by employee to a minor not abuse of discretion. 124 C. 689. Cited. 128 C. 163. Revocation because of persistence in violating law while hearing pending is not arbitrary or unreasonable. 137 C. 327. Cited. 148 C. 649; 149 C. 64. Gives commission broad powers of revocation and suspension. Id., 652. Where permittee was posted twenty-one times as delinquent in payments and had issued checks in payment dishonored on five occasions, commission could find him financially irresponsible despite his substantial equity in permit premises. Id., 653. To justify revocation or suspension of a permit, evidence before commission need not establish guilt of permittee beyond a reasonable doubt. Issue is whether a permittee is a suitable person. 150 C. 422. Enumeration in Liquor Control Act of several grounds for revocation does not prevent commission from adding other grounds by regulation. Id. Commission is not required to base its decision on any one of several alleged grounds. It can consider whether they individually or all together warrant a revocation. Id. Former statute: Ultimate acquittal on criminal charge is immaterial. Id., 473. Dismissal of criminal charge under section 30-86 not res judicata re commission hearing. 151 C. 524. Cited. 239 C. 599.

      Suspension of permit proper when based upon an illegal sale by an employee. 9 CS 26. Cited. 14 CS 491.


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      Sec. 30-55a. Suspension of permit for failure to pay unemployment compensation contributions; violation of noise standards by liquor permittees; penalties. (a) The Department of Consumer Protection shall, upon notice from the administrator of the Unemployment Compensation Act of the name and address of any employer subject to chapter 567 who has failed to file any return or to pay the contributions prescribed under the provisions of said chapter, suspend the permit of such employer until written notice from the administrator has been received that the returns have been filed and the contributions, including interest, have been paid.

      (b) When any permit premises where alcoholic liquor is consumed on the premises emits noise which, when measured at a radius of two hundred feet from the premises, as described in the permittee's application for a liquor permit, exceeds the ambient noise standard for the land use classification for the location at which such measurement is made, as established by the Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to section 22a-69, the Department of Consumer Protection may suspend the permit to sell alcoholic liquor for three days for a first violation, five days for a second violation and fourteen days for any subsequent violation.

      (1967, P.A. 328; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 91-116; P.A. 95-195, S. 56, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 91-116 added Subsec. (b) re suspension of permits when permit premises violate noise standards established by the department of environmental protection pursuant to Sec. 22a-69; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Subsec. (b):

      Cited. 226 C. 418.


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      Sec. 30-56. When appeal not to act as stay of execution. (a) When any permit is revoked or suspended after a final conviction or upon forfeiture of bond under the provisions of section 30-57, an appeal therefrom shall not act as a stay of execution upon such revocation or suspension.

      (b) When any permit is revoked or suspended for violation of the provisions of section 30-38a, an appeal therefrom, may, at the discretion of the court, act as a stay of execution upon such revocation or suspension.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4273; P.A. 75-239, S. 2, 3.)

      History: P.A. 75-239 substituted "any alcoholic liquor" for "alcoholic beverages" and specified that delinquent permittees may not transfer liquor from one retail premise to another.

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      Sec. 30-57. Conviction of permittee or backer; revocation or suspension of permit; forfeiture. When any permittee or backer has been convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or of any of the laws of the United States or of the laws of any other state pertaining to the manufacture, sale, transportation or taxation of distilled spirits, beer and wine, or of any felony, as defined in section 53a-25, or has forfeited such permittee's or backer's bond to appear in court to answer for any such violation, the Department of Consumer Protection may, in its discretion, revoke or suspend the permit and order the forfeiture of all moneys that have been paid for the permit, and such revocation or suspension and forfeiture shall be in addition to the penalties for such offense. In all cases in which a conviction is had, the clerk of the court shall forthwith mail a copy of the judgment to the department.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4275; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 82; P.A. 73-616, S. 25; P.A. 75-186, S. 2, 3; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 610; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 9, 22; P.A. 95-195, S. 57, 83; P.A. 99-194, S. 25; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1961 act deleted reference to trial justice; P.A. 73-616 replaced reference to Sec. 1-1 with reference to Sec. 53a-25; P.A. 75-186 substituted "beer" for "fermented malt beverages"; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-294 made no substantive changes; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 99-194 made technical changes and extended applicability of provisions to backers; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 118 C. 269. Cited. 124 C. 690. Cited. 128 C. 163. See notes to Secs. 30-55, 30-86. Cited. 149 C. 66. Cited. 150 C. 427; Id., 477.

      Since the commission has power to revoke a permit for the violation of the statute, it is implied that they are not required to renew a permit where the law was being violated. 5 CS 420.


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      Sec. 30-58. Revocation of permit obtained by fraud. Whenever any permit under this chapter has been obtained by fraud or misrepresentation, the Department of Consumer Protection, upon proof that such permit was so obtained, shall, upon hearing had, revoke the same, and all moneys paid therefor shall be forfeited.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4276; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 58, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 150 C. 424.

      Requirement of proof of fraud bears out the legislative intent that the commission has the burden to affirmatively establish the violation. 4 CS 350.


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      Sec. 30-58a. Offer in compromise in lieu of suspension. The Department of Consumer Protection, in its discretion and subject to such regulations as it may adopt, may accept from any permittee or backer an offer in compromise in such an amount as may in the discretion of the department be proper under the circumstances in lieu of the suspension of any permit previously imposed by the department. Any sums of money so collected by the department shall be paid forthwith into the State Treasury for the general purposes of the state.

      (1972, P.A. 227; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 59, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 27 CA 614; judgment reversed, see 226 C. 418.

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      Sec. 30-58b. Continuation of service when special sporting facility permit revoked. Application for new permit. If the licensed operator terminates the lease of any permittee or backer holding a special sporting facility permit provided for in section 30-33b because such permit is suspended or revoked by the Department of Consumer Protection, said department shall accept and act upon an application for a new permit of the same class as the suspended or revoked permit, notwithstanding that the term of the original suspension has not expired. Said department may issue immediate temporary orders permitting the continued operation of such permit at such location under such terms as appear reasonable to said department to avoid inconvenience to patrons of such special sporting facility.

      (P.A. 74-307, S. 10; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 55; P.A. 95-195, S. 60, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-59. Certificate of revocation, suspension or reinstatement. The Department of Consumer Protection shall transmit a certificate of the revocation, suspension or reinstatement of any permit by it to the town clerk of the town within which the permittee is operating or has been operating, which clerk shall attach such certificate to the duplicate copy of such permit on file in his office.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4274; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 61, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See Sec. 30-53 re recording of permits with town clerks.

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      Sec. 30-59a. Notice of suspension or revocation of sporting facility permits or licenses issued by the Division of Special Revenue or the Gaming Policy Board. The Department of Consumer Protection may, upon notice from the Division of Special Revenue of the name and address of any person who has had a license suspended or revoked by the Gaming Policy Board or the executive director of the Division of Special Revenue, suspend the permit of such person until such license has been restored to such person. The Department of Consumer Protection shall notify the Division of Special Revenue of the name and address of any permittee or backer whose permit has been suspended or revoked.

      (P.A. 74-307, S. 11; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-404, S. 42, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 342, 343, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 62, 83; P.A. 02-82, S. 5; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-404 replaced commission on special revenue with division of special revenue within the department of business regulation and gaming policy board as necessary; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department and placed division of special revenue within department of revenue services following abolition of business regulation department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 02-82 replaced "shall" with "may" re suspension of permit by commissioner and made a technical change for purposes of gender neutrality; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-60. Appeal. Any applicant for a permit or for the renewal of a permit for the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquor whose application is refused or any permittee whose permit is revoked or suspended by the Department of Consumer Protection or any ten residents who have filed a remonstrance pursuant to the provisions of section 30-39 and who are aggrieved by the granting of a permit by the department may appeal therefrom in accordance with section 4-183. Appeals shall be privileged in respect to the assignment thereof. If said court decides, upon the trial of such appeal, that the appellant is a suitable person to sell alcoholic liquor and that the place named in his application is a suitable place, within the class of permit applied for or revoked, and renders judgment accordingly, a copy of such judgment shall be forthwith transmitted by the clerk of said court to the department, and the department shall thereupon issue a permit to such appellant to sell such alcoholic liquor at such place for the remainder of the permit year, and the fee to be paid therefor, unless the application is for the renewal of the permit, in which case the full fee shall be paid, shall bear the same proportion to the full permit fee for a year as the unexpired portion of the year from the time when such permit was granted bears to the full year. If the court decides on such trial that the applicant is not a suitable person to sell alcoholic liquor or that the place named in the application is not a suitable place, and renders judgment accordingly, a copy of such judgment shall be forthwith transmitted by the clerk of said court to the department and the department shall not issue a permit to such applicant or shall rescind the granting of a permit, as the case may be. If said court upholds the decision of the department upon the trial of such appeal, or modifies such decision in whole or in part and renders judgment accordingly, a copy of such judgment shall be forthwith transmitted by the clerk of said court to the department and, if a renewal fee has been paid within the time during which such appeal has been pending, the department shall thereupon certify to the Treasurer a deduction from such fee of a sum which shall bear the same proportion to the full permit fee for a year as the portion of the year from the time when such renewal would have become effective to the time when such judgment was rendered bears to the full year, and the amount of such deduction shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of section 30-5, and the remainder of such fee shall be paid by the state to the applicant.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4277; 1969, P.A. 776; 1971, P.A. 179, S. 21; P.A. 73-616, S. 26; P.A. 76-436, S. 615, 681; P.A. 77-603, S. 113, 125; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 63, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1969 act allowed appeals by ten residents who have filed remonstrance and are aggrieved by granting of a permit and added provision re court's notification of commission that applicant is unsuitable permittee or place of business is unsuitable and commission's action upon receipt of court's judgment; 1971 act changed time for appeal from next return day or "the next but one" to a return day between 12 and 30 days after service; P.A. 73-616 affirmed amendments enacted in 1969 act; P.A. 76-436 replaced court of common pleas with superior court, effective July 1, 1978; P.A. 77-603 replaced detailed provisions re appeal procedure with requirement that appeals be made in accordance with Sec. 4-183; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      See Secs. 30-55 and 30-56 re revocation and suspension of permits.

      Function of court upon appeal. Receipt of additional testimony. 114 C. 550. Form of judgment file when denial of permit overturned by court. Id. Cited. 118 C. 252. Trial court could not sustain appeal unless it could find that the commission acted arbitrarily, illegally or in abuse of its discretion. 121 C. 705; 122 C. 445; Id., 525; 123 C. 320. Under the 1933 statute, on appeal, the court could only by hearing the evidence or by reference determine the facts and assume the commission had those facts before it. 122 C. 526. Cited. 123 C. 35. Cited. 124 C. 276. Legislature may commit issuance of licenses to either executive or judicial branch. 129 C. 644. The court cannot on appeal substitute its judgment for that of the commission; it can go no further than to make the commission's decision conform to law or to a conclusion which is the only reasonable one on the facts proven. Id., 646. Under the 1941 amendment, which provided for a trial de novo, the court was not confined to such facts; it conducted an independent inquiry. Id., 645; 130 C. 697; 132 C. 428; Id., 667; quaere as to effect of 1945 amendment on this question. Id., 668. Under former statute the finding of the trial court on appeal should conform to the usual principles governing findings. 130 C. 698. Revocation of license constituted a finding that person was "unsuitable". 131 C. 700. Town properly admitted to appeal proceedings. 132 C. 213. For court's conclusion, under former statute, that commission acted arbitrarily. Id., 426. Cited. 133 C. 153. Under present statute, where court heard no additional testimony, finding not necessary. Id., 557. Before additional testimony can be received court must find there was sufficient cause for failure to offer testimony before commission or that reception of additional testimony is necessary for a just determination of the issues. 138 C. 614. Cited. 148 C. 649. Cited. 150 C. 424. Liquor control commission represents public interest in such matters as issuance, renewal, revocation and suspension of liquor permits. When action of commission with respect to such a matter is reversed by a court, the commission is a party aggrieved by such decision and, as such, may appeal to supreme court. Court of common pleas cannot disturb decision of commission unless that decision was arbitrary, illegal or so unreasonable as to constitute an abuse of discretion. Id., 68. Court held commission acted unreasonably in suspending permittee's license. 151 C. 537. There is no direct appeal from action of commission in granting, suspending or revoking permits except by applicants and permittees; but, where commission grants a permit in violation of express provision of law, its action may be attacked by proper legal procedure. Where such attack is by way of injunctive proceeding, redress may be sought only by those whose justiciable interests were injured. 153 C. 50, 51. Reviewing court must extract from record certified to it legally admissible evidence pertinent to issue on appeal. 160 C. 1, 6. Reviewing court may remand or modify a commission decision only after it determines that the commission acted improperly. 165 C. 26. Where hearsay evidence was introduced without objection at a commission hearing and corroborated by original evidence, commission findings and order sustained. 168 C. 74. Cited. 177 C. 610; Id., 616.

      Cited. 4 CA 252.

      Cited. 5 CS 51. Cited. 13 CS 206; Id., 221. De novo aspect of former statute discussed. 10 CS 307; 13 CS 248; 14 CS 155. Appeal does not affect a transfer of jurisdiction from the commission to the court of common pleas. 12 CS 388. Plaintiff has burden to show commissioner's decision is unwarranted. 13 CS 273. Where commission issued a removal permit on a mistaken interpretation of the law, court may modify the decision. 16 CS 356. Cited. 31 CS 197.


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      Sec. 30-61. Service of process on members of commission. Service of process in any action in which the commission is a party shall be made upon any member of the commission or the secretary of the commission.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4278; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-303 retained reference to liquor control commission in certain sections.

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      Sec. 30-62. Substitution of permittees. Fee. In any case a new permittee may be substituted when so requested, provided the person so substituted shall be a suitable person as defined and set forth in this chapter, and such person shall be permitted to serve in the place and stead of the original permittee for the remainder or any part thereof of the term of the permit upon which he has been substituted and such a substitution may be made upon the death of a permittee, when so requested. A substitute permittee under this section shall not be subject to the provisions of section 30-39. In the case of an application to permanently substitute the identity of the permittee, the applicant shall pay to the Department of Consumer Protection a nonrefundable application fee of thirty dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4280; 1951, S. 2167d; P.A. 77-114, S. 2; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 64, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-114 imposed $30 nonrefundable fee for application to permanently substitute the identity of the permittee; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 137 C. 23. Cited. 150 C. 425. Cited. 213 C. 184.

      Commission ought not to change permittee unless all parties unite to accept the responsibilities of either permittee or backer. 5 CS 234.


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      Sec. 30-62a. Consumer bars. The Department of Consumer Protection, subject to such regulations as said department shall adopt, may permit more than one consumer bar in any premises for which a permit has been issued under this part for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises. A consumer bar is a counter, with or without seats, at which a patron may purchase and consume or purchase alcoholic liquor. The fee for each additional consumer bar shall be one hundred ninety dollars per annum.

      (P.A. 78-292, S. 1-3; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 196, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 56; P.A. 95-195, S. 65, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 366.)

      History: P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 defined a consumer bar and added a provision to allow consumer bars in any permit premises; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fee from $150 to $190.

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      Sec. 30-62b. Home manufacture of wine. Any person, other than a minor, may, without payment of tax, produce wine for personal or family use only. Such wine may be transported in sealed containers for use at organized affairs, including exhibitions, tastings, contests or competitions, but shall not be sold or offered for sale.

      (P.A. 99-65.)

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PART V
PRICES

      Sec. 30-63. Registration of brands, fees. Posting and notice of prices. Brand registration of fortified wine. When departmental approval prohibited. (a) No holder of any manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper's permit shall ship, transport or deliver within this state, or sell or offer for sale, any alcoholic liquors unless the name of the brand, trade name or other distinctive characteristic by which such alcoholic liquors are bought and sold, the name and address of the manufacturer thereof and the name and address of each wholesaler permittee who is authorized by the manufacturer or his authorized representative to sell such alcoholic liquors are registered with the Department of Consumer Protection and until such brand, trade name or other distinctive characteristic has been approved by the department. Such registration shall be valid for a period of three years. The fee for such registration, or renewal thereof, shall be two hundred dollars for out-of-state shippers and fifteen dollars for Connecticut manufacturers for each brand so registered, payable by the manufacturer or such manufacturer's authorized representative when such liquors are manufactured in the United States and by the importer or such importer's authorized representative when such liquors are imported into the United States. The department shall not approve the brand registration of any fortified wine, as defined in section 12-433, which is labeled, packaged or canned so as to appear to be a wine or liquor cooler, as defined in section 12-433.

      (b) No manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper permittee shall discriminate in any manner in price discounts between one permittee and another on sales or purchases of alcoholic liquors bearing the same brand or trade name and of like age, size and quality, nor shall such manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper permittee allow in any form any discount, rebate, free goods, allowance or other inducement for the purpose of making sales or purchases. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prohibit beer manufacturers, beer wholesalers or beer out-of-state shipper permittees from differentiating in the manner in which their products are packaged on the basis of on-site or off-site consumption.

      (c) For alcoholic liquor other than beer, each manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee shall post with the department, on a monthly basis, the bottle, can and case price of any brand of goods offered for sale in Connecticut, which price when so posted shall be the controlling price for such manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state permittee for the month following such posting. On and after July 1, 2005, for beer, each manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee shall post with the department, on a monthly basis, the bottle, can and case price, and the price per keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for any brand of goods offered for sale in Connecticut which price when so posted shall be the controlling price for such brand of goods offered for sale in this state for the month following such posting. Such manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee may also post additional prices for such bottle, can, case, keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for a specified portion of the following month which prices when so posted shall be the controlling prices for such bottle, can, case, keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for such specified portion of the following month. Notice of all manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee prices shall be given to permittee purchasers by direct mail, Internet web site or advertising in a trade publication having circulation among the retail permittees except a wholesaler permittee may give such notice by hand delivery. Price postings with the department setting forth wholesale prices to retailers shall be available for inspection during regular business hours at the offices of the department by manufacturers and wholesalers until three o'clock p.m. of the first business day after the last day for posting prices. A manufacturer or wholesaler may amend such manufacturer's or wholesaler's posted price for any month to meet a lower price posted by another manufacturer or wholesaler with respect to alcoholic liquor bearing the same brand or trade name and of like age, vintage, quality and unit container size; provided that any such amended price posting shall be filed before three o'clock p.m. of the fourth business day after the last day for posting prices; and provided further such amended posting shall not set forth prices lower than those being met. Any manufacturer or wholesaler posting an amended price shall, at the time of posting, identify in writing the specific posting being met. On and after July 1, 2005, all wholesaler postings, other than for beer, for the following month shall be provided to retail permittees not later than the twenty-seventh day of the month prior to such posting. All wholesaler postings for beer shall be provided to retail permittees not later than the twentieth day of the month prior to such posting.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4306; 1953, S. 2171d; P.A. 73-535; P.A. 74-19, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-438, S. 4; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 10, 22; P.A. 82-238, S. 1, 2; 82-330, S. 1, 4; P.A. 84-332, S. 1; P.A. 91-122; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1, S. 59, 130; P.A. 95-195, S. 66, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-240, S. 1; P.A. 06-26, S. 1; 06-30, S. 1; P.A. 07-198, S. 1; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3, S. 367.)

      History: P.A. 73-535 made $3 registration fee previously in effect applicable to Connecticut manufacturers only, imposed $25 fee for out-of-state manufacturers and added provision re valid period of registration and renewals; P.A. 74-19 combined provisions re initial registration fees and renewals to eliminate redundancy; P.A. 77-438 specified that controlling price posted applies to "manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state permittee"; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-294 divided section into Subsecs. and in Subsec. (c) allowed wholesaler permittees to give notice of posted prices by hand delivery, allowed manufacturers or wholesalers to amend posted prices under certain conditions and allowed manufacturers and wholesalers to inspect prices posted at the department; P.A. 82-238 increased the fee for registration of each brand of liquor sold in the state by an out-of-state shipper from $25 to $100; P.A. 82-330 amended Subsec. (c) to apply to beer in kegs; P.A. 84-332 amended Subsec. (c) by requiring the posting of prices on a monthly basis; P.A. 91-122 amended Subsec. (a) to prohibit department from approving the brand registration of any fortified wine labeled, packaged or canned so as to appear to be a wine or liquor cooler, as defined in Sec. 12-433; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1 amended Subsec. (a) to make a technical change, effective June 21, 1994; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-240 amended Subsec. (b) to make a technical change for the purpose of gender neutrality and amended Subsec. (c) to provide for monthly and additional posting of prices for beer by manufacturers, wholesalers and out-of-state shipper permittees, to make conforming changes and to add provision re wholesaler posting for following month to be provided to retail permittees not later than twelfth day of month prior to posting, effective July 1, 2005, until June 30, 2006; P.A. 06-26 made technical changes in Subsecs. (a) and (c) and added "On and after July 1, 2005," re beer and wholesaler price postings in Subsec. (c), effective May 8, 2006; P.A. 06-30 amended Subsec. (c) to authorize Internet web site notice for manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee prices and changed deadline for wholesaler price posting provided to retail permittees from twelfth to twenty-seventh day of month prior to such posting; P.A. 07-198 added provision in Subsec. (b) stating nothing in subsection shall be construed to prohibit beer manufacturers, wholesalers or out-of-state shipper permittees from differentiating in the manner in which their products are packaged on the basis of on-site or off-site consumption, and added provisions in Subsec. (c) re wholesaler postings other than for beer and requiring wholesaler postings for beer to be provided to retail permittees not later than the 20th day of month prior to posting, effective July 5, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-3 increased fees in Subsec. (a).

      Cited. 130 C. 374. If sales of liquor were in violation of a zoning ordinance, any party whose interests were injured would in a proper case be entitled to seek redress by injunction. 133 C. 156. The commission is endowed with discretion in approving or disapproving of brand, trade name, etc. Id., 349. In seeking order requiring commission to approve brand, plaintiff was in the untenable position of seeking relief under a statute it claimed was unconstitutional. Id., 350. Cited. Id., 604. Constitutionality upheld. Not essential that permittee or backer have actual knowledge of allowance. 140 C. 185. Cited. 194 C. 165. Cited. 213 C. 184.

      Cited. 14 CS 51. Cited. 18 CS 62.

      Subsec. (b):

      Cited. 239 C. 599.

      Subsec. (c):

      Cited. 239 C. 599.


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      Secs. 30-63a to 30-63d. Prices charged by manufacturers and out-of-state shippers to Connecticut wholesalers. Affirmation re price. Determination of price. Enforcement; regulations. Sections 30-63a to 30-63d, inclusive, are repealed.

      (P.A. 73-387, S. 1-5; P.A. 75-259, S. 5, 8; 75-641, S. 16; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 75-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 11-14, 22; P.A. 82-330, S. 2-4; P.A. 84-332, S. 2-4; 84-432, S. 1, 3; P.A. 85-613, S. 70, 154; P.A. 91-67, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 73.)

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      Sec. 30-63e. Conditions required for closeout sale. A brand to be closed out shall have been sold or offered for sale in the state for a period of at least one year before any application for a closeout sale is made to the department and it shall have first been offered to the producer, wholesaler or supplier from whom purchased and such vendor shall have refused to purchase the goods. No delivery or sale of such closed out brand shall be made in the state for two years after the effective date of any authorized changed price, except that the delivery or sale of any brand of beer may be made, within such two-year period, in that portion of the state that is not within the wholesaler permittee's franchise territory wherein the closeout sale was authorized.

      (P.A. 93-139, S. 71.)

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      Sec. 30-63f. Brand or size to be closed out. A brand or size to be closed out shall have been in a wholesaler's inventory for a period of at least one year before any application for a closeout sale is made to the department, and shall have first been offered at the closeout price to a Connecticut wholesaler authorized to sell the brand or size. Before an application is made, the wholesaler to whom the offer is made shall have notified the vendor of the brand or size, in writing, of his intention to purchase or refuse to purchase such brand or size. After the offer, items approved by the department for closeout below cost shall then be delivered to the purchasing wholesaler or shall be advertised in a trade publication having circulation among retail permittees, as appropriate. No purchase of a closed out brand or size shall be made by the wholesaler for two years after the effective date of any authorized sale below cost.

      (P.A. 93-139, S. 72.)

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      Sec. 30-64. Fair trade; schedule of suggested prices to be filed with Department of Consumer Protection. (a)(1) No out-of-state shipper, manufacturer or wholesaler permittee shall sell, offer for sale, solicit any order for or advertise any alcoholic liquor, the container of which bears a label stating brand or the name of the owner or producer, unless a schedule of suggested consumer resale prices for each brand of alcoholic liquor has been filed with the Department of Consumer Protection and such schedule is then in effect, except written permission for such sale, offer, solicitation or advertising may be granted by the department for good cause shown and for reasons not inconsistent with the purposes of this section and subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (b) of section 30-6a and under such terms and conditions as the department deems necessary.

      (2) Such schedule shall be filed by (A) the out-of-state shipper, manufacturer or wholesaler who owns such brand, if licensed by the department, or (B) a wholesaler, selling such brand, who is appointed as exclusive agent in writing by the brand owner for the purpose of filing such schedule, if the brand owner is not licensed by the department, or (C) any wholesaler, with the approval of the department, if the owner of such brand does not file or is unable to file a schedule or designate an agent for such purpose.

      (3) Such schedule shall be in writing, duly verified, and filed in the number of copies and in the form required by the department and shall contain, with respect to each brand, the brand or trade name, capacity of container, nature of contents, age and proof where stated on the label, percentage and type of spirits where stated on the label, the suggested consumer resale price of a bottle, a can, a case, a keg and a barrel or fraction thereof, but not a multiple of a bottle or can price or a case price or a fraction of a case price. Such prices shall be uniform throughout the state.

      (4) Schedules of suggested prices shall be filed at the times and remain in effect for the periods fixed by the department, such periods not to exceed four months each. Within ten days after the filing of such schedules, the department shall make them or a composite thereof available for inspection by permittees. All schedules so filed shall be subject to public inspection, from the time that they are required to be made available for inspection to permittees. Each out-of-state shipper, manufacturer or wholesaler permittee shall retain in such permittee's permit premises a copy of such permittee's filed schedules. Notice of all out-of-state shipper, manufacturer or wholesaler permittee prices, together with suggested consumer resale prices, shall be given by the out-of-state shipper, manufacturer or wholesaler permittee to permittee purchasers, either by direct mail or advertising in a trade publication having a circulation among the retail permittees.

      (b) Any permittee authorized to sell alcoholic liquor at retail for off-premises consumption may sell, or offer to sell, solicit an order for or advertise any alcoholic liquor at a price less than a suggested consumer resale price then in effect.

      (1951, S. 2177d; 1959, P.A. 597; P.A. 75-641, S. 17; P.A. 77-438, S. 1; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 15, 22; P.A. 93-139, S. 57; P.A. 95-195, S. 67, 83; P.A. 03-19, S. 69; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act required filing of keg and barrel prices; P.A. 75-641 divided section into Subsecs. (a) and (b) and redesignated previous Subdiv. and Subpara. indicators accordingly; P.A. 77-438 substituted "suggested" prices for "minimum" prices, reworded Subsec. (b) to allow sales at prices less than suggested price where previously sales at less than minimum price were prohibited unless commission granted written permission; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-294 made a technical change; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a)(1) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 03-19 made technical changes in Subsec. (a)(4), effective May 12, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Constitutionality upheld. 140 C. 176.

      Constitutionality upheld. 18 CS 59.


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      Sec. 30-64a. Sales within a wholesaler's geographic territory. Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes or any regulations issued pursuant thereto to the contrary, a wholesaler, who sells any product or is authorized to sell any product by this chapter, shall sell such product to each retail permittee in the wholesaler's geographic territory who desires to purchase such product. Such wholesaler shall not charge any retail permittee, to whom the wholesaler is required to sell by virtue of this section, a different rate for the delivery or transportation of any alcoholic liquor than such wholesaler would charge any other retail permittee. Where distance, road conditions, travel time or any such factor substantially affects the cost of delivery or transportation of a product sold by a wholesaler, the wholesaler shall file a schedule of proposed delivery charges with the Department of Consumer Protection. Such schedule shall only apply after a hearing by and upon written approval from said department.

      (P.A. 78-93, S. 1, 2; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 197, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 68, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-64b. Unfair pricing practices. The sale of any alcoholic liquor by a wholesale or retail permittee for off premises consumption at a price the intent of which is to destroy or prevent competition with any other permittee holding a like permit shall be deemed an unfair pricing practice. The Department of Consumer Protection may suspend or revoke any permit upon a finding of an unfair pricing practice. In arriving at such finding, the Department of Consumer Protection shall consider, but not be limited to, the consideration of the following factors: Labor, including salaries of executives and officers, rent, interest on borrowed capital, depreciation, selling cost, maintenance of equipment, delivery costs, credit losses, insurance and warehouse costs.

      (P.A. 78-344, S. 1, 2, 4; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 198, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 58; P.A. 95-195, S. 69, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical change and deleted provision which had granted department regulatory power and had prohibited department from establishing minimum sales for permittees; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-65. Regulations. Section 30-65 is repealed.

      (1951, S. 2178d; P.A. 75-240, S. 1, 3; 75-641, S. 18; P.A. 77-438, S. 2; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 73.)

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      Sec. 30-66. Administration expenses. For the purpose of raising the moneys necessary to defray the expenses incurred in the administration of section 30-64 and subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (b) of section 30-6a, there shall be paid to the Department of Consumer Protection by each permittee, for the sale of alcoholic liquor at retail for off-the-premises consumption, a sum equal to six and one-quarter per cent of the prevailing regular permit fees for such permittees, rounded up to the next whole five-dollar increment. All such sums shall be paid by the department into the State Treasury to the credit of the General Fund.

      (1951, P.A. 2180d; 1959, P.A. 222, S. 1; 1961, P.A. 567, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 59; P.A. 95-195, S. 70, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-8, S. 29.)

      History: 1959 act provided for deposit of funds in general fund; 1961 act changed percentage payable to commission from 10% to 6.25%; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; Sept. Sp. Sess. P.A. 09-8 allowed department to round up fees to next $5 increment, effective October 5, 2009.

      Constitutionality upheld. 140 C. 176.

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      Sec. 30-67. Penalties. In addition to the penalties otherwise provided under this chapter, the Department of Consumer Protection may, for any violation of any provision of section 30-64 or of any regulation adopted under subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (b) of section 30-6a, suspend, cancel or revoke any permit as follows: For a first offense, not exceeding ten days' suspension of permit; for a second offense, not exceeding thirty days' suspension of permit; and for a third offense, the department may suspend, cancel or revoke the permit.

      (1951, S. 2179d; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 93-139, S. 60; P.A. 95-195, S. 71, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Constitutionality upheld. 140 C. 176. Cited. 150 C. 427.

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      Sec. 30-68. Wholesale prices of wine. The provisions of this section shall apply to sales made on and after January 1, 1983. The wholesale prices of wine, bottled in this state, imported or domestic, whether sold under a brand name or private label, shall be filed with the Department of Consumer Protection as set forth in section 30-63, but such wine shall not be sold by a wholesaler to a retailer for less than minimum base cost. Minimum base cost shall be computed by adding the current selling price of wine in bulk in California, as set forth in the federal state market service news published by the United States Department of Agriculture, the charges necessary for transportation and delivery of wine in bulk into Connecticut, all federal and state taxes and the general prevailing cost of labels, containers, crowns, caps and seals. The wholesale prices of wine not bottled in this state, imported or domestic, whether sold under a brand name or private label, shall be filed with the department as set forth in section 30-63 but such wine shall not be sold by a wholesaler to a retailer at a price which is below the wholesaler's cost. "Cost" shall mean (1) the invoice price from the supplier to the wholesaler, (2) all transportation charges from point of origin to point of destination and (3) all applicable federal and state taxes and duties.

      (1957, P.A. 299; P.A. 73-210; P.A. 75-641, S. 19; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 20, 22; P.A. 93-139, S. 61; P.A. 95-195, S. 72, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-210 specified that wholesale prices of wine not bottled in state must be filed with commission, that minimum selling price from wholesaler to retailer not be less than wholesaler's cost and not be less than minimum price for wine bottled in state, and defined "cost"; P.A. 75-641 changed alphabetic Subdiv. indicators to numeric indicators; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-294 created Subsec. (b) which established a pricing mechanism applicable to wine sales on and after January 1, 1983, Subsec. (a) will not apply after that date; P.A. 93-139 deleted Subsec. (a) re minimum pricing effective prior to January 1, 1983, and made technical changes; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Secs. 30-68a to 30-68h. Minimum retail markups; definitions. Minimum selling price. Suggested consumer resale price. Enforcement; regulations. Minimum wholesale markups; definitions. Minimum selling price. Minimum wholesale price. Enforcement; regulations. Sections 30-68a to 30-68h, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1963, P.A. 267, S. 1-4; 268, S. 1-4; 1969, P.A. 135, S. 2, 3; P.A. 75-240, S. 2, 3; 75-641, S. 20, 21; P.A. 77-438, S. 3; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-254; 79-604, S. 4, 5; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 16, 21, 22; P.A. 85-220, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 73.)

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      Sec. 30-68i. Minimum selling price of out-of-state shipper, wholesaler or manufacturer permittee. The minimum selling price of an out-of-state shipper, wholesaler or manufacturer permittee to a wholesaler, such wholesaler to be defined as any person engaged in the sale of alcoholic liquor to retailers of every brand of alcoholic liquor, whether or not bottled in this state, shall be not below the cost of such liquor to such out-of-state shipper, wholesaler or manufacturer permittee, computed as follows: (1) On domestic alcoholic liquor, the total of (A) the cost of spirits and all other ingredients, (B) all transportation charges from point of origin to point of destination, (C) all applicable federal and state taxes, and (D) the cost of containers, labels, caps, closures, all bottling charges and labor; (2) on imported alcoholic liquor, the total of (A) the invoice price from the supplier, (B) the cost of all other ingredients, (C) the cost of duties, (D) all applicable federal and state taxes, (E) insurance, (F) ocean freight and brokerage charges, (G) all transportation charges, and (H) the cost of containers, labels, caps, closures and all bottling charges and labor.

      (1967, P.A. 451, S. 1; P.A. 81-294, S. 17, 22.)

      History: P.A. 81-294 added definition of "wholesaler" effective January 1, 1982, deleting reference to definition formerly in repealed Sec. 30-68e.

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      Sec. 30-68j. Minimum markup in sale of beer. Section 30-68j is repealed.

      (P.A. 73-123, S. 1, 2; P.A. 75-641, S. 22; P.A. 80-483, S. 90, 186; P.A. 81-294, S. 21, 22.)

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      Sec. 30-68k. Price discrimination prohibited. No holder of any wholesaler's permit shall ship, transport or deliver within this state or any territory therein or sell or offer for sale, to a purchaser holding a permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor for on or off premises consumption, any brand of alcoholic liquor, including cordials, as defined in section 30-1, at a bottle, can or case price higher than the lowest price at which such item is then being sold or offered for sale or shipped, transported or delivered by such wholesaler to any other such purchaser to which the wholesaler sells, offers for sale, ships, transports or delivers that brand of alcoholic liquor within this state.

      (P.A. 81-294, S. 1, 22.)

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      Sec. 30-68l. Wholesale permittees; sales below cost prohibited. No wholesaler permittee shall sell to any purchaser holding a permit for the sale of alcoholic liquor for on or off premises consumption at a price which is below such wholesaler permittee's cost. For the purposes of this section, "cost" means: (1) On domestic alcoholic liquor bottled in the state, the total of (A) the cost of all ingredients, (B) all transportation charges from the point of origin to the point of destination, (C) all applicable federal and state taxes, and (D) the cost of containers, labels, caps, closures and all bottling charges and labor; (2) on imported alcoholic liquor bottled in the state, the total of (A) the invoice price from the supplier, (B) all other ingredients, (C) the cost of duties, (D) all applicable federal and state taxes, (E) insurance, (F) ocean freight and brokerage charges, (G) all transportation charges, and (H) the cost of containers, labels, caps, closures and all bottling charges and labor; (3) on domestic alcoholic liquors not bottled in this state, the total of (A) the posted price from the supplier to the wholesaler, (B) the cost of shipping or delivery charges to the wholesaler's place of business which were paid by the wholesaler in addition to the posted price, and (C) all applicable federal and state taxes paid by the wholesaler in addition to the posted price; (4) on imported alcoholic liquor not bottled in the state, the total of (A) the posted price from the supplier, (B) the cost of duties, insurance, ocean freight and brokerage charges and transportation charges paid by the wholesaler in addition to the posted price, and (C) all applicable federal and state taxes paid by the wholesaler in addition to the posted price. The provisions of this section shall not apply to sales of wine.

      (P.A. 81-294, S. 2, 22; P.A. 03-19, S. 70.)

      History: P.A. 03-19 made technical changes, effective May 12, 2003.

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      Sec. 30-68m. Retail permittees; sales below cost prohibited. (a) No retail permittee shall sell at a price below his cost. For the purposes of this section, cost for the retail permittee for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall mean the posted bottle price from the wholesaler plus any charge for shipping or delivery to the retailer's place of business paid by the retailer in addition to the posted price, except on items of wine sold prior to January 1, 1983, cost shall mean the posted bottle price from the wholesaler plus a minimum of thirty-three and one-third per cent of such permittee's selling price. For beer, cost for the retail permittee shall mean the lowest posted price during the month in which the retail permittee is selling plus any charge for shipping or delivery to the retailer's place of business paid by the retail permittee in addition to the price originally paid by the retail permittee. As used in this section, the term retail permittee means the holder of a permit allowing the sale of alcoholic liquor for off-premises consumption.

      (b) "Bottle price" means the price per unit of the contents of any case of alcoholic liquor, other than beer, and shall be arrived at by dividing the case price by the number of units or bottles making up such case price and adding to the quotient an amount that is not less than the following: A unit or bottle one-half pint or two hundred milliliters or less, two cents; a unit or bottle more than one-half pint or two hundred milliliters but not more than one pint or five hundred milliliters, four cents; and a unit or bottle greater than one pint or five hundred milliliters, eight cents.

      (P.A. 81-294, S. 3, 22; P.A. 82-332, S. 6, 13; P.A. 93-139, S. 62; P.A. 05-240, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 82-332 amended section to limit application to holders of off-premises permits; P.A. 93-139 deleted a provision in Subsec. (b) which had allowed permittees to offer discounts on wine sold by the case prior to January 1, 1983, substituting definition of "bottle price"; P.A. 05-240 amended Subsec. (a) to differentiate "cost for the retail permittee" for beer, effective July 1, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-68n. Advertisement of manufacturers' rebates. (a) For the purposes of this section: (1) "Advertise" means the making of any statement or representation in connection with the solicitation of business in any manner by a retail permittee and includes, but is not limited to, statements and representations published in any newspaper or other publication or statements or representations printed in any catalog, circular or other sales literature or brochure; (2) "manufacturer's rebate" means that amount due and payable in accordance with an offer by a permittee other than a retail permittee to refund to a consumer all or a portion of the purchase price of an alcoholic liquor product; and (3) "net price" means the ultimate price paid by a consumer for an alcoholic liquor product after the consumer has redeemed the manufacturer's rebate offered for the alcoholic liquor product.

      (b) A retail permittee may advertise the existence of a manufacturer's rebate or the net price of an alcoholic liquor product provided such permittee makes all of the following disclosures in such advertisement in type that is the same color, style and size: (1) The sales price of the alcoholic liquor product before the manufacturer's rebate; (2) the amount and expiration date of the manufacturer's rebate; and (3) the net price of the alcoholic liquor product.

      (P.A. 02-22, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 02-22 effective July 1, 2002.

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PART VI
SEIZURES

      Secs. 30-69 to 30-73. Seizures. Sections 30-69 to 30-73, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4281-4285; 1959, P.A. 28, S. 64, 65; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 33; 1963, P.A. 642, S. 33; 652, S. 10.)

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PART VII
PROHIBITED ACTS, PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE

      Sec. 30-74. Unauthorized sale prohibited. (a) The sale of alcoholic liquor, except as permitted by this chapter, is prohibited, and any person or permittee who keeps or operates any bar or establishment which is a place where alcoholic liquor is kept for sale or exchange contrary to law shall be liable to the penalties provided in section 30-113.

      (b) The sale, distribution or dispensing of alcoholic liquor without a permit issued under the provisions of this chapter in any premises, building, apartment or other place used by any club, association, social or fraternal society or organization to the members thereof, their guests or other persons shall be unlawful. Any officer, agent or employee of any club, association, social or fraternal society or organization without such a permit, who dispenses or permits to be dispensed, to or by its members, guests or other persons, any alcoholic liquor shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 30-113.

      (c) No permittee or backer who is authorized under this chapter to sell alcoholic liquor at retail for consumption off the permit premises, and no agent or employee of such permittee or backer, may sell or deliver such alcoholic liquor from a drive-up window or similar exterior wall opening.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4306; 1953, S. 2171d; P.A. 93-139, S. 63; P.A. 98-236, S. 4.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 deleted a criminal penalty for a person operating an establishment that is "reputed to be" a place where alcohol is kept for sale or exchange contrary to law and added a penalty provision as Subsec. (b) for sale, distribution or dispensing without a permit by a club, association, social or fraternal society; P.A. 98-236 added new Subsec. (c) prohibiting the sale or delivery of alcoholic liquor from a drive-up window.

      Held unconstitutional insofar as statute pertains to prohibition on sale of alcoholic liquor on Good Friday. 183 C. 552.

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      Sec. 30-75. Prima facie evidence of intent to sell. Whenever any alcoholic liquor is found in the possession or under the control of any person who has received from the United States a license for the manufacture or sale of such liquor, or has paid to the United States a tax for such manufacture or sale covering the time when such liquors are so found, the existence of such United States license or the payment of such tax shall be prima facie evidence that such liquors are kept by such person with intent to sell the same. The presence in or upon the premises covered by any permit of alcoholic liquor of a kind or character which may not legally be sold under such a permit shall be prima facie evidence that such liquor is kept by the permittee with intent to sell the same in the place for which such permit was issued.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4311.)

      Cited. 137 C. 328. Prima facie evidence discussed. 148 C. 481.

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      Sec. 30-76. Purchase for resale. No person holding a permit for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor shall purchase for resale alcoholic liquor except from a person holding a permit under the provisions of sections 30-16 and 30-17, provided any permittee going out of business may, upon application to and approval by the Department of Consumer Protection, sell all or part of his stock in trade to any permittee authorized by law to retail the kind of liquors so sold. No person holding a manufacturer or wholesaler permit shall purchase for resale alcoholic liquor except from a person holding a manufacturer permit, wholesaler permit or out-of-state shipper's permit. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 30-113.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4312; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 10; P.A. 77-45; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 73, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1965 act added reference to persons holding golf country club permits; P.A. 77-45 replaced reference to persons holding package store, druggist, tavern, restaurant, hotel, club, golf country club or temporary permits with more general reference to persons holding permits "for the retail sale of alcoholic liquor"; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 148 C. 649, 652. Where beer was borrowed for resale, title passed to borrower and, although repayment was to be made in kind, transaction was a purchase within meaning of statute. Id., 652. Cited. 158 C. 362. Cited. 176 C. 428.

      Regulation suspending package store permit for selling liquor to restaurant for resale is within the intent of the statute. 15 CS 410.


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      Sec. 30-76a. Sales to persons holding temporary or charitable organization permits. A wholesaler permittee shall not sell alcoholic liquor to any persons holding a temporary permit for outings, picnics or special gatherings, or a charitable organization permit, including a nonprofit public television corporation permit but not including a nonprofit golf tournament permit. Holders of said permits shall purchase alcoholic liquor only from permittees holding package store permits. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the sale of beer in kegs.

      (P.A. 81-294, S. 4, 22; P.A. 83-152, S. 6; P.A. 85-380, S. 9, 12; P.A. 89-155, S. 3, 4.)

      History: P.A. 83-152 included nonprofit public television corporation permits within the meaning of charitable organization permits; P.A. 85-380 prohibited wholesaler permittees from selling liquor to holders of nonprofit golf tournament permits; P.A. 89-115 excluded nonprofit golf tournament permits from the operation of this section, where previously such permits were included.

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      Sec. 30-77. Disposing of liquor without permit. (a) Any person who, without a permit therefor, except as provided in section 30-37 or subsection (b) of section 12-436, the provisions of which shall not be construed as requiring an individual to be physically present at the point of purchase of alcoholic beverages to import such alcoholic beverages, or contrary to the provisions of this chapter and the regulations of the Department of Consumer Protection with respect to the class of permit held by such person, manufactures or, by sample, by soliciting or procuring orders, or otherwise, sells or delivers, or offers or exposes for sale or delivery, or owns or keeps with intent to sell or deliver, or who ships, transports or imports into this state, any alcoholic liquor, shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in section 30-113; provided nothing in this section shall prohibit any common carrier, warehouseman or other lien holder, or any officer acting under legal process, or any insurance company that acquires the same as the result of fire, flood or water damage, from exercising the right of such person or such entity to sell alcoholic liquor under a lien or such process or such acquisition, with the permission of the department. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the delivery to a permittee under this chapter of alcoholic liquor which is legally authorized. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the shipment into this state of ethyl alcohol intended for use or used for scientific, mechanical and industrial uses, for use in hospitals and public institutions, for medicinal purposes in the manufacture of patented, proprietary, medicinal, pharmaceutical, antiseptic, toilet, scientific, chemical, mechanical and industrial preparations or products not sold as a beverage for human consumption, nor to the shipment of wine to be used in the manufacture of patented, proprietary or pharmaceutical preparations or products or in the manufacture of fruit preserves. No such shipment shall be made except with the approval of the department and only in such manner as the department prescribes. The department shall notify the Commissioner of Revenue Services of the approval of any such shipment.

      (b) The provisions of this section shall not prohibit a person, other than a minor, from producing beer for personal or family use only, in the following amounts: (1) One hundred gallons or less in one calendar year if there are two persons who have attained the age of twenty-one residing in the household; and (2) fifty gallons or less in one calendar year if there is only one person who has attained the age of twenty-one residing in the household. Such beer may be transported in sealed containers for use at organized affairs including beer exhibitions, contests or competitions. Such beer shall not be sold or offered for sale.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4303; 1957, P.A. 239; P.A. 77-614, S. 139, 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 74, 83; P.A. 96-220, S. 4, 7; P.A. 01-92, S. 3; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 replaced tax commissioner with commissioner of revenue service and, in conjunction with P.A. 78-303, replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-220 added Subsec. (b) to permit the home-brewing of beer in specific amounts, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 01-92 amended Subsec. (a) by adding reference to Sec. 12-436(b) and language re point of purchase and making technical changes for the purposes of gender neutrality; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Penal provisions of former section construed. 118 C. 267. Cited. 137 C. 328. Cited. 152 C. 470. History discussed. 153 C. 67. Cited. 154 C. 644, 646. Held unconstitutional insofar as statute pertains to prohibition on sale of alcoholic liquor on Good Friday. 183 C. 552.

      Cited. 8 CA 290.

      Cited. 23 CS 128. Cited. 24 CS 23.

      Arrest of defendant for crime here defined justified subsequent search of his premises for liquor without a warrant. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 125.


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      Sec. 30-78. Nuisance. Disposal. All alcoholic liquor which is intended by the owner or keeper thereof to be manufactured or sold in violation of law shall, together with the vessels in which such liquor is contained, be a nuisance. The Department of Consumer Protection may dispose of any intoxicating liquor, acquired in connection with the administration of this chapter, by public or private sale in such manner and upon such terms as it deems practical and, in cases where sale is impracticable, by delivering it to any state institution which has use therefor. All proceeds from such sale shall be paid into the State Treasury to the credit of the General Fund.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4286; 1953, S. 2169d; 1959, P.A. 222, S. 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 75, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act provided for payment of sale proceeds into general fund in lieu of inebriate fund, which was abolished; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      This section applies to all liquors intended to be sold illegally and to all suits for the recovery of them. 49 C. 163. Whether liquors are kept with intent to sell illegally is wholly a question of fact. 52 C. 271. Cited. 110 C. 684. Finding of nuisance. 112 C. 173.

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      Sec. 30-79. Soliciting orders in no-permit towns. Section 30-79 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4287; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 11; P.A. 81-294, S. 21, 22.)

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      Sec. 30-80. Delivery in town deemed sale. The delivery by the vendor or his agent, within the limits of any town, of any alcoholic liquor shall be deemed a sale of such liquor within such town, although the contract for the sale of such liquor is made outside the limits of such town.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4304.)

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      Sec. 30-81. Unsuitable persons prohibited from having financial interest in permit businesses. Employment of minors restricted. No person who is, by statute or regulation, declared to be an unsuitable person to hold a permit to sell alcoholic liquor shall be allowed to have a financial interest in any such permit business. Except as provided in section 30-90a, no minor shall be employed in any premises operating under a tavern permit in any capacity or in handling any alcoholic liquor upon, in delivering any alcoholic liquor to, or in carrying or conveying any alcoholic liquor from, any permit premises.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4288; 1971, P.A. 137; P.A. 75-642, S. 1; P.A. 81-367, S. 7, 9; P.A. 82-68, S. 2, 11; P.A. 93-139, S. 64.)

      History: 1971 act deleted provision which had prohibited employment of women in taverns unless they are wives or daughters of proprietors; P.A. 75-642 deleted provision which had prohibited persons declared to be unsuitable as permit holder from being employed in drawing or preparing alcoholic liquor at any bar and deleted exception re electorship requirement in Sec. 30-45(3) as condition of employment in force unless employee is an elector in another state; P.A. 81-367 changed exception for package store beer permit to exception for grocery store beer permit as of May 29, 1981; P.A. 82-68 added an exception to the prohibition against employment of minors in a tavern and eliminated the exception for establishments operating under a grocery store beer permit; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes.

      See Secs. 30-45, 30-46 and 30-47 re mandatory and discretionary refusal of permits, respectively.

      Statute did not prohibit employment of minor in package store. 123 C. 36. Meaning of the word "employ" is not limited to services rendered for wages. 128 C. 653. Regulation of commission held a "declaration" that an employee was "unsuitable". 131 C. 700. See note to Sec. 30-45. Cited. 150 C. 425.

      This statute should be strictly construed since it is in derogation of one's right to employ. 4 CS 60. Former statute held in direct conflict with U.S. treaty with Italy. Id., 343. Commission must establish violation. Id., 350. Cited. 10 CS 122. First sentence construed. Id., 489. Statute addressed to employers and not to employees and a regulation requiring all persons intending to sell liquor to obtain a certificate of approval was an attempt to legislate rather than regulate and is not sanctioned by this section. Id. Mere revocation of employee's tavern permit constituted a declaration of unsuitability within the intendment of this section. 12 CS 429.


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      Sec. 30-82. Sale pending renewal of permit. No criminal information or process shall be issued against an applicant for the renewal of a permit pending the decision of the Department of Consumer Protection upon such application, or pending determination of any appeal from any such decision of the department; provided such application shall have been made and filed with the department before the expiration of his former permit within the time and in the form required by the department, and provided the application shall conform in all other respects with the restrictions contained in his former permit. The right to sell alcoholic liquor, as provided in this chapter, may be revoked by the department in the same manner as provided in section 30-55.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4289; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 76, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Continued operation when permitted pending appeal, is not a renewal of a permit. 167 C. 442. Cited. 176 C. 428.

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      Secs. 30-83 to 30-85. Selectmen to give permittees lists of drinkers receiving town aid. Sales to relatives. Liquors not to be sent to certain persons or their abodes. Sections 30-83 to 30-85, inclusive, are repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4290-4292; 1971, P.A. 343, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 30-86. Sale or delivery to minors, intoxicated persons and habitual drunkards prohibited. Exceptions. Use of transaction scan devices. (a) As used in this section:

      (1) "Cardholder" means any person who presents a driver's license or an identity card to a permittee or permittee's agent or employee, to purchase or receive alcoholic liquor from such permittee or permittee's agent or employee;

      (2) "Identity card" means an identification card issued in accordance with the provisions of section 1-1h;

      (3) "Transaction scan" means the process by which a permittee or permittee's agent or employee checks, by means of a transaction scan device, the validity of a driver's license or an identity card; and

      (4) "Transaction scan device" means any commercial device or combination of devices used at a point of sale that is capable of deciphering in an electronically readable format the information encoded on the magnetic strip or bar code of a driver's license or an identity card.

      (b) (1) Any permittee or any servant or agent of a permittee who sells or delivers alcoholic liquor to any minor or any intoxicated person, or to any habitual drunkard, knowing the person to be such an habitual drunkard, shall be subject to the penalties of section 30-113.

      (2) Any person who sells, ships, delivers or gives alcoholic liquor to a minor, by any means, including, but not limited to, the Internet or any other on-line computer network, except on the order of a practicing physician, shall be fined not more than one thousand five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than eighteen months, or both.

      (3) The provisions of this subsection shall not apply (A) to a sale, shipment or delivery made to a person over age eighteen who is an employee or permit holder under section 30-90a and where such sale, shipment or delivery is made in the course of such person's employment or business, (B) to a sale, shipment or delivery made in good faith to a minor who practices any deceit in the procurement of an identity card issued in accordance with the provisions of section 1-1h, who uses or exhibits any such identity card belonging to any other person or who uses or exhibits any such identity card that has been altered or tampered with in any way, or (C) to a shipment or delivery made to a minor by a parent, guardian or spouse of the minor, provided such parent, guardian or spouse has attained the age of twenty-one and provided such minor possesses such alcoholic liquor while accompanied by such parent, guardian or spouse.

      (4) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to burden a person's exercise of religion under section 3 of article first of the Constitution of the state in violation of subsection (a) of section 52-571b.

      (c) (1) A permittee or permittee's agent or employee may perform a transaction scan to check the validity of a driver's license or identity card presented by a cardholder as a condition for selling, giving away or otherwise distributing alcoholic liquor to the cardholder.

      (2) If the information deciphered by the transaction scan performed under subdivision (1) of this subsection fails to match the information printed on the driver's license or identity card presented by the cardholder, or if the transaction scan indicates that the information so printed is false or fraudulent, neither the permittee nor any permittee's agent or employee shall sell, give away or otherwise distribute any alcoholic liquor to the cardholder.

      (3) Subdivision (1) of this subsection does not preclude a permittee or permittee's agent or employee from using a transaction scan device to check the validity of a document presented as identification other than a driver's license or an identity card, if the document includes a bar code or magnetic strip that may be scanned by the device, as a condition for selling, giving away or otherwise distributing alcoholic liquor to the person presenting the document.

      (d) (1) No permittee or permittee's agent or employee shall electronically or mechanically record or maintain any information derived from a transaction scan, except the following: (A) The name and date of birth of the person listed on the driver's license or identity card presented by a cardholder; (B) the expiration date and identification number of the driver's license or identity card presented by a cardholder.

      (2) No permittee or permittee's agent or employee shall use a transaction scan device for a purpose other than the purposes specified in subsection (c) of this section or subsection (d) of section 53-344.

      (3) No permittee or permittee's agent or employee shall sell or otherwise disseminate the information derived from a transaction scan to any third party for any purpose, including, but not limited to, any marketing, advertising or promotional activities, except that a permittee or permittee's agent or employee may release that information pursuant to a court order.

      (4) Nothing in subsection (c) of this section or this subsection relieves a permittee or permittee's agent or employee of any responsibility to comply with any other applicable state or federal laws or rules governing the sale, giving away or other distribution of alcoholic liquor.

      (5) Any person who violates this subsection shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars.

      (e) (1) In any prosecution of a permittee or permittee's agent or employee for selling alcoholic liquor to a minor in violation of subsection (b) of this section, it shall be an affirmative defense that all of the following occurred: (A) A cardholder attempting to purchase or receive alcoholic liquor presented a driver's license or an identity card; (B) a transaction scan of the driver's license or identity card that the cardholder presented indicated that the license or card was valid; and (C) the alcoholic liquor was sold, given away or otherwise distributed to the cardholder in reasonable reliance upon the identification presented and the completed transaction scan.

      (2) In determining whether a permittee or permittee's agent or employee has proven the affirmative defense provided by subdivision (1) of this subsection, the trier of fact in such prosecution shall consider that reasonable reliance upon the identification presented and the completed transaction scan may require a permittee or permittee's agent or employee to exercise reasonable diligence and that the use of a transaction scan device does not excuse a permittee or permittee's agent or employee from exercising such reasonable diligence to determine the following: (A) Whether a person to whom the permittee or permittee's agent or employee sells, gives away or otherwise distributes alcoholic liquor is twenty-one years of age or older; and (B) whether the description and picture appearing on the driver's license or identity card presented by a cardholder are those of the cardholder.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4293; 1971, P.A. 343, S. 2; P.A. 82-68, S. 3, 11; P.A. 84-478, S. 2, 5; P.A. 86-151, S. 3; P.A. 99-237, S. 1; P.A. 01-92, S. 1; P.A. 03-19, S. 71; P.A. 06-112, S. 3.)

      History: 1971 act deleted provision which had forbidden permittee to sell liquor to "any person after having received notice from the selectmen, as provided in Sec. 30-83 or 30-84, not to sell or give such liquor to such person"; P.A. 82-68 provided that the sale or delivery prohibition is inapplicable to persons over 18 employed or holding a permit and where the sale or delivery is made in the course of such person's business; P.A. 84-478 increased the penalty for furnishing liquor to minors to $1,500 or imprisonment for 18 months or both, and excepted from this provision any sale made in good faith, effective July 1, 1985; P.A. 86-151 exempted deliveries made to a minor by a parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the age of 21, provided the minor possesses such liquor while accompanied by such parent, guardian or spouse; P.A. 99-237 made technical and gender neutral changes and added provision prohibiting shipment or sale of alcoholic liquor to persons under 21 years of age by any means, specifically including shipment or sales arranged via the Internet or any other on-line computer network; P.A. 01-92 added new Subsec. (a) re definitions, designated existing language as Subsec. (b), added new Subsec. (c) re use of a transaction scan device, added new Subsec. (d) re prohibited acts and added new Subsec. (e) re affirmative defense; P.A. 03-19 made a technical change in Subsec. (e)(2)(B), effective May 12, 2003; P.A. 06-112 amended Subsec. (b) to designate prohibition on certain sales or deliveries by permittees or their servants or agents as Subdiv. (1), designate prohibition on any person selling, shipping, delivering or giving alcoholic liquor to a minor as Subdiv. (2), designate exceptions to prohibitions as Subdiv. (3) and amend same to replace numeric Subdiv. indicators with alphabetic Subpara. indicators, add Subdiv. (4) providing that nothing in Subsec. shall be construed to burden a person's exercise of religion under Art. 1, Sec. 3 of the state constitution in violation of Sec. 52-571b(a) and make technical changes.

      See Sec. 30-102 re liability of liquor seller for damage caused by intoxicated persons.

      Restriction against permittee furnishing liquor to minor cannot be removed by word or act of parent or guardian. 120 C. 44. Knowledge is not an element of the offense as regards sales to intoxicated persons or minors. 122 C. 441. It is not necessary that the condition of the intoxicated persons comply with some definite criteria of intoxication. Id., 442. The responsibility for making effective the prohibition against sale to minors rests upon the holders of permits. 124 C. 690. Revocation for selling to intoxicated person not done illegally or without evidence. 128 C. 304. Illegal sale or delivery by employee acting within the scope of his authority made permittee liable. 130 C. 376. Criminal intent is not an essential element in a sale to a minor. Id. Reversal of commission for revocation under former statute. Id., 696. Master is criminally liable for a sale by his employee to a minor only when the employee acts within the scope of his employment. 141 C. 430. Cited. 144 C. 241. Where beer was consumed by minors on permit premises in booths to which it had been brought by their companions, all over twenty-one, who had obtained the same at service counter, companions were not agents of permittee and his permit could not be revoked by commission on grounds of delivery to minors. 149 C. 65. Dismissal of charge under statute not res judicata re liquor commission hearing. 151 C. 524. Cited. 154 C. 407, 408. Sale in violation of this section does not give rise to common law cause of action against seller. Id., 432. Statute does not change common law rule that proximate cause of intoxication is voluntary consumption of liquor; not furnishing of it as to sixteen-year-old minor. He may be presumed to have consumed liquor voluntarily. Id., 644. Cited. 170 C. 356. Common law rule upheld that driver's voluntary consumption of liquor, not defendant's furnishing of it in violation of statute, was the proximate cause of driver's intoxication and plaintiff's injuries. 180 C. 252. Violation of statute constitutes negligence and whether that negligence is cause in fact of the injury is for the jury to determine. Common law rule that proximate cause of driver's intoxication and resulting injuries was driver's voluntary consumption of alcohol should be changed. Id. (Diss. Op.) Cited. 200 C. 400. Cited. 201 C. 385. Cited. 207 C. 88. Cited. 216 C. 667. Cited. 236 C. 670.

      Cited. 11 CA 122. Cited. 14 CA 333. Status of defendant as care provider assigned by Department of Children and Families was not the equivalent of a guardian relationship for exception purposes of this section. 69 CA 400.

      Cited. 10 CS 283. Sale of alcohol to minor by employee sufficient to warrant permittee an unsuitable person. 12 CS 388. Permittee not declared unsuitable where it was proved he had instructed employee not to serve such minor. 17 CS 442. Limitations to rule that violation of statute is negligence per se. 19 CS 310. Cited. 22 CS 300. Naked assertion of principal witness as to his age held of insufficient probative value, without corroboration from an available dependable source of proof, to convict defendant of crime of selling alcoholic liquor to a minor. Id., 353. Cited. 23 CS 195; Id., 459. Cited. 24 CS 75. Cited. 39 CS 20.

      Containers offered as exhibits and identified positively by minor held admissible. 2 Conn. Cir. Ct. 457. Sale to fraternity, whose social chairman was a minor and who ordered liquor, held to be violation of statute. Id., 476. Court held delivery of liquor to minors within private residence not exempt from proscription of statute. 3 Conn. Cir. Ct. 181. Where language of statute is unambiguous there is no need to construe it. Id. Cited. Id., 565. Seller's conviction upheld although she produced statement under section 30-86a, where prior statement was forged and no statement required by her for instant purchase. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 170. Whether beer defendant sold to minor was alcoholic liquor within prohibition of statute was question of fact for jury. 5 Conn. Cir. Ct. 373.

      Subsec. (b):

      Language of subsection is clear and unambiguous and applies to minors. 49 CS 168.


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      Sec. 30-86a. Statement from purchaser as to age. (a) For the purposes of section 30-86, any permittee shall require any person whose age is in question to fill out and sign a statement in the following form on one occasion when each such person makes a purchase:

      ...., 20..


      I, ...., hereby represent to ...., a permittee of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, that I am over the age of 21 years, having been born on ...., 19.., at ..... This statement is made to induce said permittee to sell or otherwise furnish alcoholic beverages to the undersigned. I understand that title 30 of the general statutes prohibits the sale of alcoholic liquor to any person who is not twenty-one years of age.

      I understand that I am subject to a fine of one hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than two hundred fifty dollars for each subsequent offense for wilfully misrepresenting my age for the purposes set forth in this statement.

      .... (Name)

.... (Address)

Such statement once taken shall be applicable both to the particular sale in connection with which such statement was taken, as well as to all future sales at the same premises, and shall have full force and effect under subsection (b) of this section as to every subsequent sale or purchase. Such statement shall be printed upon appropriate forms to be furnished by the permittees and approved by the Department of Consumer Protection and shall be kept on file on the permit premises, alphabetically indexed, in a suitable file box, and shall be open to inspection by the Department of Consumer Protection or any of its agents or inspectors at any reasonable time. Any person who makes any false statement on a form signed by him as required by this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than two hundred fifty dollars for each subsequent offense.

      (b) In any case where such a statement has been procured and the permittee is subsequently charged with serving or furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor, if such permittee, in proceedings before any court of this state or the Department of Consumer Protection, introduces such statement in evidence and shows that the evidence presented to him to establish the age of the purchaser was such as would convince a reasonable man, no penalty shall be imposed on such permittee.

      (1963, P.A. 358, S. 2, 3; February, 1965, P.A. 149; 1967, P.A. 331; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 58; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 170, 199, 348; P.A. 82-68, S. 4, 11; P.A. 83-508, S. 3; P.A. 85-264, S. 2, 4; P.A. 93-139, S. 65; P.A. 95-195, S. 77, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-288, S. 133.)

      History: 1965 act made $100 maximum fine in Subsec. (a) previously in force applicable to first offenses and imposed $200 maximum fine for subsequent offenses; 1967 act required single signing of statement applicable to all sales where previously purchaser was required to sign statement each time he made a purchase; 1972 act changed age of majority from 21 to 18; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 82-68 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting 19 for 18 in the text of the form statement to be completed by persons of questionable age, reflecting change in drinking age; P.A. 83-508 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting 20 for 19 in the text of the form statement to be completed by persons of questionable age, reflecting change in drinking age; P.A. 85-264 amended statement contents in Subsec. (a) to reflect raised drinking age from 20 to 21; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, deleting obsolete references to persons attaining age of 20 on or before September 1, 1985; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; (Revisor's note: In 2001 the references in Subsec. (a) to the date "19.." were changed editorially by the Revisors to "20.." to reflect the new millennium; however, in 2003, the reference in Subsec. (a) to "... having been born on ...., 20.., at ....." was again changed editorially by the Revisors to "... having been born on ...., 19.., at ....." for accuracy); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective July 13, 2005.

      Cited. 207 C. 88.

      Formerly: Statement must be obtained from purchaser each time purchase made. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 170.


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      Sec. 30-86b. Photographing a person whose age is in doubt, or photocopying such person's driver's license or identity card. Use of photograph or photocopy. Regulations. Affirmative defense. (a) A permittee issued a permit pursuant to this chapter or an agent or employee of such permittee may require any person whose age is in question to have such person's photograph be taken by, and a photocopy of such person's driver's license or identity card issued in accordance with the provisions of section 1-1h, be made by, such permittee, agent or employee as a condition of selling or delivering alcoholic liquor to such person.

      (b) No permittee or agent or employee of a permittee shall use a photograph taken or a photocopy made pursuant to subsection (a) of this section for a purpose other than the purpose specified in said subsection (a).

      (c) No permittee or agent or employee of a permittee shall sell or otherwise disseminate a photograph taken or a photocopy made pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, or any information derived from such photocopy, to any third party for any purpose including, but not limited to, any marketing, advertising or promotional activities, except that a permittee or an agent or employee of a permittee may release such photograph, photocopy or information pursuant to a court order.

      (d) The Department of Consumer Protection shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to establish guidelines and specifications for the photographic equipment to be used and the format of the photograph to be taken by a permittee or an agent or employee of a permittee.

      (e) In any prosecution of a permittee or an agent or employee of a permittee for selling or delivering alcoholic liquor to a minor in violation of subsection (b) of section 30-86, it shall be an affirmative defense that such permittee, agent or employee sold or delivered alcoholic liquor to such minor in good faith and in reasonable reliance upon the identification presented by such minor and, pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, photographed the minor and made a photocopy of such identification. In support of such defense, such permittee, agent or employee may introduce evidence of such photograph and photocopy.

      (P.A. 04-230, S. 1.)

      History: (Revisor's note: In 2005, a reference to "Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Department of Consumer Protection" to reflect the repeal of the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection by P.A. 04-189).

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      Sec. 30-87. Inducing minors to procure liquor. Exceptions. Official investigation or enforcement activity. Any person who induces any minor to procure alcoholic liquor from any person permitted to sell such alcoholic liquor shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in section 30-113. The provisions of this section shall not apply to (1) the procurement of liquor by a person over age eighteen who is an employee or permit holder under section 30-90a where such procurement is made in the course of such person's employment or business, or (2) any such inducement in furtherance of an official investigation or enforcement activity conducted by a law enforcement agency. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent any action from being taken under section 30-55 or section 30-86, or both, against any person permitted to sell alcoholic liquor who has sold alcoholic liquor to a minor where such minor is participating in an official investigation or enforcement activity conducted by a law enforcement agency.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4294; P.A. 82-68, S. 5, 11; P.A. 98-164, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 82-68 provided that inducing minors to procure liquor prohibition is inapplicable to persons over eighteen employed or holding a permit where procurement is made in the course of such person's business; P.A. 98-164 made technical changes and added provisions re participation of a minor in an official investigation or enforcement activity.

      Cited. 207 C. 88.

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      Sec. 30-88. Identity card. Section 30-88 is repealed.

      (1957, P.A. 260, S. 1, 2, 3; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 59; P.A. 75-641, S. 23; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-308, S. 1, 2.)

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      Sec. 30-88a. Operator's license as proof of age. Misrepresentation of age to procure liquor. Each person who attains the age of twenty-one years and has a motor vehicle operator's license, containing a full-face photograph of such person, may use, and each permittee may accept, such license as legal proof of the age of the licensee for the purposes of this chapter. Any person who, for the purpose of procuring alcoholic liquor, misrepresents his or her age or uses or exhibits an operator's license belonging to any other person shall be fined not less than two hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.

      (P.A. 78-155; P.A. 82-68, S. 6, 11; P.A. 83-508, S. 4; 83-571, S. 2; P.A. 85-264, S. 3, 4; P.A. 93-139, S. 66; P.A. 03-171, S. 14; P.A. 04-257, S. 48.)

      History: P.A. 82-68 substituted 19 for 18 years as the age at which a person with an operator's license may use his license as proof of age; P.A. 83-508 substituted 20 for 19 years as the age at which a person with an operator's license may use his license as proof of age; P.A. 83-571 increased the fine from not more than $50 to not less than $200 nor more than $500; P.A. 85-264 amended section to reflect raising of the drinking age from 20 to 21; P.A. 93-139 made technical change, deleting obsolete reference to persons attaining age of 20 on or before September 1, 1985; P.A. 03-171 deleted reference to motorcycle operator's license and made a technical change for purposes of gender neutrality; P.A. 04-257 made technical changes, effective June 14, 2004.

      See Sec. 1-1h re use of identity card as alternative to operator's license as proof of age.

      See Sec. 14-111e re suspension of motor vehicle operator's license for misuse of operator's license to procure alcoholic liquor.


      Cited. 207 C. 88.

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      Sec. 30-89. Purchasing liquor or making false statement to procure liquor by person forbidden to purchase prohibited. Possessing liquor by minor on public street or highway or other public or private location prohibited; exceptions. (a) Any person to whom the sale of alcoholic liquor is by law forbidden who purchases or attempts to purchase such liquor or who makes any false statement for the purpose of procuring such liquor shall be fined not less than two hundred or more than five hundred dollars.

      (b) Any minor who possesses any alcoholic liquor (1) on any public street or highway, or (2) in any other public or private location, shall, for a first offense, have committed an infraction and for any subsequent offense, be fined not less than two hundred dollars or more than five hundred dollars.

      (c) The provisions of subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to (1) a person over age eighteen who is an employee or permit holder under section 30-90a and who possesses alcoholic liquor in the course of such person's employment or business, (2) a minor who possesses alcoholic liquor on the order of a practicing physician, or (3) a minor who possesses alcoholic liquor while accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse of the minor, who has attained the age of twenty-one. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to burden a person's exercise of religion under section 3 of article first of the Constitution of the state in violation of subsection (a) of section 52-571b.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4302; 1963, P.A. 358, S. 1; P.A. 82-68, S. 7, 11; P.A. 83-571, S. 3; P.A. 86-151, S. 4; P.A. 90-72, S. 2; P.A. 06-112, S. 2; P.A. 07-167, S. 49; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-5, S. 33.)

      History: 1963 act raised maximum fine from $50 to $100; P.A. 82-68 added an exception to the prohibition against minors entering a tavern for persons over eighteen who are employees or permit holders; P.A. 83-571 increased the fine from not more than $100 to not less than $200 nor more than $500; P.A. 86-151 added Subsec. (b) prohibiting minors' possession of alcoholic beverages in public except as specified; P.A. 90-72 deleted provision in Subsec. (a) which had applied fine to minors who enter taverns other than those who are employees or permit holders; P.A. 06-112 amended Subsec. (b) to prohibit any minor possessing alcoholic liquor "on public or private property" rather than "on any street or highway or in any public place or place open to the public, including any club which is open to the public," make penalty for a first offense an infraction, make existing fine of not less than $200 or more than $500 the penalty for a subsequent offense, provide that exemption in Subdiv. (3) applies when a minor is accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse "of the minor", add provision that nothing in Subsec. shall be construed to burden a person's exercise of religion under Art. 1, Sec. 3 of the state constitution in violation of Sec. 52-571b(a), and make a technical change; P.A. 07-167 amended Subsec. (b) by replacing provision re public or private property with new Subdivs. (1) and (2) re public street or highway or other public or private location, redesignated provisions of Subsec. (b) re exceptions as Subsec. (c) and made a technical change therein, effective June 25, 2007; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-5 made technical changes, effective October 6, 2007.

      Cited. 207 C. 88. Cited. 236 C. 670.

      Cited. 3 Conn. Cir. Ct. 224. Cited. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 172.


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      Sec. 30-89a. Permitting minor to illegally possess liquor in dwelling unit or on private property or failing to halt such illegal possession. Penalty. (a) No person having possession of, or exercising dominion and control over, any dwelling unit or private property shall (1) knowingly permit any minor to possess alcoholic liquor in violation of subsection (b) of section 30-89 in such dwelling unit or on such private property, or (2) knowing that any minor possesses alcoholic liquor in violation of subsection (b) of section 30-89 in such dwelling unit or on such private property, fail to make reasonable efforts to halt such possession. For the purposes of this subsection, "minor" means a person under twenty-one years of age.

      (b) Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall, for a first offense, have committed an infraction and, for any subsequent offense, be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

      (P.A. 06-112, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 30-90. Loitering on permit premises. Any permittee who, by himself, his servant or agent, permits any minor or any person to whom the sale or gift of alcoholic liquor has been forbidden according to law to loiter on his premises where such liquor is kept for sale, or allows any minor other than a person over age eighteen who is an employee or permit holder under section 30-90a or a minor accompanied by his parent or guardian, to be in any room where alcoholic liquor is served at any bar, shall be subject to the penalties of section 30-113.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4295; 1972, P.A. 177; P.A. 77-149; P.A. 82-68, S. 8, 11.)

      History: 1972 act deleted provision forbidding permittee to allow person to loiter "to whom the sale or gift of alcoholic liquor has been forbidden according to law by the selectmen, either because of the complaint of some relative ... or because such person or some member of his legal family had received town aid for support within the time specified by law"; P.A. 77-149 deleted provision forbidding permittee to allow loitering by "any female, unless she is the proprietor or an employee of the proprietor"; P.A. 82-68 added an exception to the prohibition against minors loitering on permit premises for persons over eighteen who are employees or permit holders.

      Cited. 154 C. 644.

      Cited. 10 CS 283. "Loiter" defined. 23 CS 473. Proof beyond a reasonable doubt is required that liquor or beer contained more than one-half of one per cent of alcohol by volume. Id.


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      Sec. 30-90a. Employment of minors. Permits held by, and financial interests of, persons over eighteen on July 1, 1982, not affected. Any person over age eighteen may be employed by an employer holding a permit issued under this chapter except that any person fifteen years of age or older may be so employed by such an employer on premises operating under a grocery store beer permit. A minor performing paid or volunteer services of an emergency nature shall be deemed to be an employee subject to the provisions of this section.

      (P.A. 82-68, S. 9, 11; P.A. 88-364, S. 89, 123; P.A. 93-139, S. 67.)

      History: P.A. 88-364 reduced the permitted age for persons to work on premises operating under a grocery store beer permit from over age 16 to 15 years of age or older; P.A. 93-139 deleted a provision of permits held by, and financial interests of, persons over 18 on July 1, 1982.

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      Sec. 30-91. Hours and days of closing. Exemption. (a) The sale or the dispensing or consumption or the presence in glasses or other receptacles suitable to permit the consumption of alcoholic liquor by an individual in places operating under hotel permits, restaurant permits, cafe permits, restaurant permits for catering establishments, bowling establishment permits, racquetball facility permits, club permits, coliseum permits, coliseum concession permits, special sporting facility restaurant permits, special sporting facility employee recreational permits, special sporting facility guest permits, special sporting facility concession permits, special sporting facility bar permits, golf country club permits, nonprofit public museum permits, university permits, airport restaurant permits, airport bar permits, airport airline club permits, tavern permits, a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, casino permits, caterer liquor permits and charitable organization permits shall be unlawful on: (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of one o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m.; (2) Saturday between the hours of two o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m.; (3) Sunday between the hours of two o'clock a.m. and eleven o'clock a.m.; (4) Christmas, except (A) for alcoholic liquor that is served where food is also available during the hours otherwise permitted by this section for the day on which Christmas falls, and (B) by casino permittees at casinos, as defined in section 30-37k; and (5) January first between the hours of three o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m., except that on any Sunday that is January first the prohibitions of this section shall be between the hours of three o'clock a.m. and eleven o'clock a.m.

      (b) Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which sales under subsection (a) of this section, except sales pursuant to an airport restaurant permit, airport bar permit or airport airline club permit, shall be permissible. In all cases when a town, either by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, has acted on the sale of alcoholic liquor or the reduction of the number of hours when such sale is permissible, such action shall become effective on the first day of the month succeeding such action and no further action shall be taken until at least one year has elapsed since the previous action was taken.

      (c) Notwithstanding any provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, 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 containers such as, but not limited to, 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.

      (d) The sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer or grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on Decoration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day, Sunday or Christmas or, if Independence Day, Christmas or New Year's Day occurs on a Sunday, on the Monday next following such day except that such sale or dispensing shall be lawful on any Independence Day occurring on a Saturday; and such sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer and grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on any other day before eight o'clock a.m. and after nine o'clock p.m. It shall be unlawful for the holder of a manufacturing permit for a brew pub to sell beer for consumption off the premises on the days or hours prohibited by this subsection. Any town may, by a vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which such sale shall be permissible.

      (e) In the case of any premises operating under a tavern permit or premises operating under a cafe permit, wherein, under the provisions of this section, the sale of alcoholic liquor is forbidden on certain days or hours of the day, or during the period when a tavern permit or cafe permit is suspended, it shall likewise be unlawful to keep such premises open to, or permit it to be occupied by, the public on such days or hours.

      (f) The retail sale of wine and the tasting of free samples of wine by visitors and prospective retail customers of a permittee holding a manufacturer permit for a farm winery on the premises of such permittee shall be unlawful on Sunday before eleven o'clock a.m. and after nine o'clock p.m. and on any other day before ten o'clock a.m. and after nine o'clock p.m. Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which sales and the tasting of free samples of wine under this subsection shall be permissible.

      (g) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (a) of this section, food or nonalcoholic beverages may be sold, dispensed or consumed in places operating under an airport restaurant permit, an airport bar permit or an airport airline club permit, at any time, as allowed by agreement between the state of Connecticut and its lessees or concessionaires.

      (h) The sale or the dispensing or consumption or the presence in glasses or other receptacles suitable to permit the consumption of alcoholic liquor by an individual in places operating under a nonprofit golf tournament permit shall be unlawful on any day prior to eleven o'clock a.m. and after nine o'clock p.m.

      (i) The tasting of free samples of beer by visitors of a permittee holding a manufacturing permit for beer on the premises of such permittee shall be unlawful on Sunday before eleven o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m. and on any other day before ten o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the right of a holder of such permit to conduct manufacturing operations at any time. Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which the tasting and free samples of beer under this subsection shall be permissible.

      (j) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any permittee to continue the sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor until the closing hour established under this section.

      (k) The retail sale of wine and the tasting of free samples of wine by visitors and prospective retail customers of a permittee holding a wine festival permit or an out-of-state entity wine festival permit issued pursuant to section 30-37l or 30-37m shall be unlawful on Sunday before eleven o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m., and on any other day before ten o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m. Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which the retail sale of wine and the tasting of free samples of wine pursuant to this subsection shall be permissible.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4296; 1949, March, 1950, 1951, S. 2170d; 1957, P.A. 617, S. 2; 1961, P.A. 301; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 12; 1967, P.A. 365, S. 4; 489; 1971, P.A. 89, S. 1; 254, S. 5; 309, S. 1; 541; 1972, P.A. 1, S. 1; 68, S. 5; 294, S. 32; P.A. 73-11; 73-533, S. 7; P.A. 74-181, S. 1, 2; 74-307, S. 12; P.A. 75-598, S. 5; P.A. 76-347, S. 6; P.A. 79-272; P.A. 80-181; 80-198, S. 1; P.A. 81-169, S. 1, 3; 81-367, S. 8, 9; P.A. 82-33, S. 1, 2; 82-299, S. 5, 6; P.A. 83-283, S. 4, 5; P.A. 84-494, S. 10, 11; 84-546, S. 80, 173; P.A. 85-380, S. 4, 10, 12; P.A. 86-403, S. 98, 132; P.A. 87-321, S. 5, 6; P.A. 89-181, S. 5, 6; P.A. 90-44; P.A. 93-139, S. 68; P.A. 95-161, S. 2; P.A. 99-159, S. 3; P.A. 00-192, S. 77, 102; P.A. 01-17, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1, S. 103; P.A. 05-7, S. 2; 05-226, S. 2, 3; 05-288, S. 134; P.A. 09-47, S. 6, 8.)

      History: 1961 act permitted sale of liquor after voting hours on election days in hotel, restaurant, club and tavern permit premises; 1965 act added references to golf country club permits; 1967 acts added references to cafe permits and changed closing time for sales under package store, package store beer, drug store, drug store beer and grocery store permits from nine to eight o'clock p.m.; 1971 acts changed closing time for Sunday liquor sales under Subdiv. (a) from nine to eleven o'clock p.m., added references to charitable organization permits, prohibited sales on Saturday between two o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m. and changed closing time for Sunday sales, when allowed, from one to two a.m. and prohibited sales on Independence Day (or the following Monday, if on Sunday) and Labor Day under package store, drug store and grocery store permits; 1972 acts added exception re elections at which not all electors may vote to prohibition of sales on election days, added reference to university permits and deleted provision prohibiting sales on Decoration Day; P.A. 73-11 specified that liquor may be sold on Christmas for on-premises consumption with hot meals; P.A. 73-533 added references to coliseum and coliseum concession permits; P.A. 74-181 authorized towns to allow sale of liquor on Sunday and tavern permit between noon and eleven o'clock p.m.; P.A. 74-307 added references to the various special sporting facility permits; P.A. 75-598 added provision governing times and days when sales allowed under night club permits; P.A. 76-347 added references to bowling establishment permits and specific provision regulating sales under such permits; P.A. 79-272 divided section into Subsecs. and changed location and wording of provision granting towns power to reduce hours of operation for clarity; P.A. 80-181 changed time of closing for sales period which began on Sunday from eleven o'clock that day to one a.m. on Monday; P.A. 80-198 deleted provision in Subsec. (c) which had prohibited sales of liquor on election days under tavern permit unless election is one at which not all electors may vote; P.A. 81-169 added Subsec. (e) to state the hours during which the retail sale and tasting of free samples of wine are permissible at farm wineries and to allow towns to shorten such hours; P.A. 81-367 eliminated references to package store beer permits and drug store beer permits and eliminated prohibition against sales on Good Friday; P.A. 82-33 eliminated the prohibition against liquor sales on election day, provided that liquor may be sold on the Fourth of July if it occurs on a Saturday and deleted references to "package store beer permits" and "drug store beer permits"; P.A. 82-299 amended Subsec. (a) by adding references to catering establishments; P.A. 83-283 amended Subsec. (a) by adding reference to racquetball facility permits; P.A. 84-494 added a new Subsec. (f) concerning the hours of operation of premises operating under airport restaurant permits and airport bar permits; P.A. 84-546 made technical change in Subsec. (a); P.A. 85-380 deleted provisions in Subsecs. (a) and (f) re nightclub permits and added Subsec. (g) re hours during which liquor may be served under a nonprofit golf tournament permit; P.A. 86-403 made technical changes; P.A. 87-321 amended Subsec. (f) by establishing hours and days of closing for airport airline clubs and by providing that food or nonalcoholic beverages may be sold, dispensed or consumed in places operating under any class of airport permit at any time, as allowed by agreement between the state and its lessees or concessionaires; P.A. 89-181 amended Subsec. (c) to include brew pubs; P.A. 90-44 amended Subsec. (a) to allow lane side service of alcohol in bowling alleys at two p.m. rather than five p.m.; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added a provision to allow towns to reduce the hours of sale in all permit premises except sales pursuant to an airport restaurant permit, airport bar permit or airport airline club permit and allowed Sunday sales in all towns; P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (d) to prescribe the days and hours brew pubs could sell beer for off-premise consumption and inserted new Subsec. (i) re on-premise consumption, relettering former Subsec. as (j); P.A. 99-159 amended Subsec. (e) to add Subdiv. indicators and a provision in new Subdiv. (2) to allow for one year premises operating under a manufacturer permit for a brew pub in which class III gaming takes place to remain open when the brew pub itself must be closed; P.A. 00-192 amended Subsec. (a) to add references to casino permits and caterer liquor permits, designate existing exception in Subdiv. (4) as Subpara. (A), substitute "where food is also available" for "with hot meals" in said Subpara. and add Subdiv. (4)(B) re casino permittees, effective May 26, 2000 (Revisor's note: In Subdiv. (4)(B), a reference to "section 24 of this act" was deemed by the Revisors to be a reference to definition section 76, and codified accordingly as section "30-37k", for accuracy); P.A. 01-17 amended Subsec. (c) by deleting references to the color or transparency of drink containers for alcoholic liquor dispensed under a bowling establishment permit; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1 amended Subsec. (d) to change the closing hour for sales by package stores, drug stores and grocery stores from eight o'clock p.m. to nine o'clock p.m., effective August 16, 2003; P.A. 05-7 amended Subsec. (d) by adding references to manufacturer permits for a brew pub and manufacturer permits for beer and deleting provision re unlawful sale of beer for consumption off premises of brew pub, and amended Subsec. (e)(1) by adding references to manufacturer permits for beer, but see entry for P.A. 05-226; P.A. 05-226 repealed section 2 of P.A. 05-7 which amended Subsecs. (d) and (e), effective July 8, 2005, amended Subsec. (d) to include references to manufacturer permits for beer and amended Subsec. (e) to delete references to premises operating under a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, delete Subdiv. (1) designator and delete former Subdiv. (2) re exception for premises operating under a manufacturer permit for a brew pub in which class III gaming may be legally conducted; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (g), effective July 13, 2005; P.A. 09-47 made a technical change in Subsecs. (c) and (g) and added Subsec. (k) re wine festival permit and out-of-state entity wine festival permit, effective May 20, 2009, and amended Subsec. (f) by changing closing hour from 8 o'clock p.m. to 9 o'clock p.m., effective July 1, 2009.

      See Sec. 30-10 re vote on liquor permit question by towns.

      See Sec. 30-36 re druggists' permits.


      Cited. 118 C. 252. Proof of alcoholic content discussed. 119 C. 439. Cited. 121 C. 445. Beer consumed at a forbidden hour given as a favor instead of being sold was held a violation. 127 C. 710. Cited. Id., 722. Town may permit Sunday sales in hotels only. 138 C. 172. Evidence concerning glass and its contents was legally obtained and therefore admissible to prove violation of section. 160 C. 1. Board of zoning appeals may not limit the hours of a liquor outlet. That power is reserved to the town. 161 C. 297. Held unconstitutional insofar as statute pertains to prohibition on sale of alcoholic liquor on Good Friday. 183 C. 552. Cited. 191 C. 528. Cited. 226 C. 418.

      Legislative intent discussed. 3 CS 388. Cited. 5 CS 51. Legislature intended that the permittee assume the responsibility to see to it that no liquor is sold on the days and during the hours prescribed by statute. Id., 118. History of statute. 15 CS 290. Sale of liquor by a holder of a package store beer permit prior to 8 a.m. held not to be a violation of this statute. Id. The fact that plaintiff was acquitted on a criminal charge did not affect propriety of commission's decision to suspend his permit. 17 CS 156. See note to Sec. 30-86. Cited. 23 CS 281.


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      Sec. 30-91a. Effect of prior local votes re Sunday sale. (a) In all cases where a town, either by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, had, prior to April 30, 1971, authorized the sale of alcoholic liquor on Sunday between the hours of twelve o'clock noon and nine o'clock in the evening, such sale shall be authorized until the time specified in section 30-91 unless an earlier closing hour is established by town meeting or ordinance after April 30, 1971.

      (b) Nothing in section 30-91 shall be construed to supersede any action taken by a town prior to May 25, 1971, to prohibit the sale of alcoholic liquor in such town from midnight on Saturday until one a.m. on Sunday and such action shall be construed to prohibit such sale from midnight on Saturday until two a.m. on Sunday in such town.

      (c) In all towns in which the sale of alcoholic liquor on Sunday between the hours of twelve o'clock noon and the time specified in section 30-91 is permitted, prior to June 5, 1975, in a place operating under a hotel permit, a restaurant permit or a cafe permit, such sale shall be authorized on Sunday between such hours in a place operating under a tavern permit unless such sale is prohibited by town meeting or ordinance after June 5, 1975.

      (d) In all towns that have authorized the sale of alcoholic liquor on Sunday commencing at twelve o'clock noon, either by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, such sale shall be permitted commencing at eleven o'clock a.m. in places operating under permits listed in subsection (a) of section 30-91, unless a later opening hour is established by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance after July 1, 1981.

      (1971, P.A. 89, S. 2; 309, S. 2; P.A. 75-299, S. 1, 2; P.A. 80-483, S. 156, 186; P.A. 81-169, S. 2, 3; P.A. 82-38, S. 1, 2; P.A. 93-139, S. 69.)

      History: P.A. 75-299 added Subsec. (c) re Sunday liquor sales; P.A. 80-483 substituted "the time specified in section 30-91" for references to eleven o'clock p.m. closing times for sales in Subsecs. (a) and (c); P.A. 81-169 added Subsec. (d) to permit sale of alcoholic liquor to commence at eleven in the morning instead of noon on Sunday in hotels, restaurants, clubs and golf country clubs unless town action restores the later commencing time; P.A. 82-38 specified that eleven o'clock commencement of sales on Sunday applies to places operating under cafe permits in Subsec. (d); P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and added a provision allowing additional types of permit premises to commence sales at eleven o'clock a.m. on a Sunday, where previously such sales were allowed only under hotel, restaurant, cafe, club or golf country club permits.

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      Sec. 30-92. Capacity of beer containers. Section 30-92 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4321; 1957, P.A. 333, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 231; 1967, P.A. 298; 299; P.A. 78-85.)

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      Sec. 30-92a. Bottle size, conversion to metric system. (a) Any person holding a manufacturer permit, a wholesaler permit or an out-of-state shippers permit under this chapter, shall convert his bottle size to the metric system of weights and measures on or before January 1, 1979, for wine. Any such person may convert his bottle size to such metric system for wine prior to such date or for spirits and alcohol at any time, provided he files notice of such conversion with the Department of Consumer Protection thirty days prior to such conversion. No bottle size converted to such metric system shall be reconverted to the United States customary system of weights and measures.

      (b) Repealed by P.A. 03-235, S. 5, effective June 26, 2003.

      (P.A. 75-259, S. 7, 8; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 84-126; P.A. 95-195, S. 78, 83; P.A. 03-235, S. 5; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 84-126 added Subsec. (b), prohibiting the sale of alcoholic liquor, other than wine, in containers of 100 milliliters; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 03-235 repealed Subsec. (b) which had prohibited sale of alcoholic liquor other than wine in 100-milliliter containers or bottles, effective June 26, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-92b. Beer packaging. (a) A permittee issued a permit pursuant to section 30-20 who sells beer not to be consumed on the permit premises may sell bottles or cans of beer only (1) in the original package material in which the bottles or cans of beer were received, (2) as individual bottles or cans, or (3) if repackaged in a manner that is not misleading to a consumer or that does not result in omitting or obscuring any labeling required by statute or regulation.

      (b) Nothing in subsection (a) of this section shall prevent a holder of a permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this title from making a claim for the replacement of beer delivered in a damaged condition to the holder of such permit by a wholesaler.

      (P.A. 01-14.)

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      Sec. 30-93. Containers to be sealed. Alcoholic liquors, except beer, cider, wine and cordials shall be purchased by the holders thereof in sealed bottles or containers and poured for sale and consumption from the original bottles or containers. No such bottle or container shall be refilled in whole or in part.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4322; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 13; P.A. 73-563, S. 2; P.A. 75-259, S. 6, 8; P.A. 82-332, S. 9, 13; P.A. 93-89.)

      History: 1965 act added reference to golf country club permits; P.A. 73-563 added special provision re required size of containers for alcoholic liquors purchased under hotel permit, previously containers were to conform to requirements for restaurant, club and golf country club permits; P.A. 75-259 added references to containers sized by liters and milliliters; P.A. 82-332 eliminated minimum container sizes; P.A. 93-89 expanded the prohibition against refilling bottles or containers to all permittees, deleting prior exemption for restaurant, hotel, club and golf country club permittees.

      Statute does not give right to sell whiskey to be consumed off the premises so long as seals are broken. 130 C. 377. Cited. 158 C. 362.

      Cited. 13 CS 273.


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      Sec. 30-93a. Regulation of shipments into state. Any person who ships into this state any package or carton containing alcoholic liquor shall, for each offense, be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or both, unless (1) the contents of such package or carton are clearly marked on the outside of such package or carton, and (2) such person conditions delivery of such alcoholic liquor upon the signature of an individual who is (A) at least twenty-one years of age, or (B) legally authorized to receive such alcoholic liquor under the provisions of this chapter.

      (P.A. 99-237, S. 2.)

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      Sec. 30-94. Gifts, loans and discounts prohibited between permittees. Tie-in sales. Floor stock allowance. Depletion allowance. (a) No permittee or group of permittees licensed under the provisions of this chapter, in any transaction with another permittee or group of permittees, shall directly or indirectly offer, furnish or receive any free goods, gratuities, gifts, prizes, coupons, premiums, combination items, quantity prices, cash returns, loans, discounts, guarantees, special prices or other inducements in connection with the sale of alcoholic beverages or liquors. No such permittee shall require any purchaser to accept additional alcoholic liquors in order to make a purchase of any other alcoholic liquor.

      (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section and subsection (b) of section 30-63, a holder of a manufacturer permit issued under subsection (a) of section 30-16 or an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer issued under section 30-18 may offer and provide to a holder of a wholesaler permit issued under subsection (a) of section 30-17 a floor stock allowance or a depletion allowance, or both, with the prior approval of the department. Such allowances shall be offered and provided on a nondiscriminatory basis to all such wholesaler permittees authorized to distribute the products of any such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper permittee in accordance with such requirements as the department may prescribe by regulation adopted under chapter 54, provided (1) no such manufacturer or out-of-state shipper permittee may require any such wholesaler permittee to participate in any program providing such allowances, and (2) the rate or percentage used to calculate any such allowance may not vary based on the quantity of alcoholic liquor other than beer that is sold. As used in this subsection, "floor stock allowance" means any rebate, discount or other inducement that is given to a wholesaler permittee to be used for the sales promotion or the destruction of any alcoholic liquor other than beer that is stored in the wholesaler permittee's warehouse or other storage facilities at the time such rebate, discount or other inducement is given, and "depletion allowance" means any rebate, discount or other inducement used for the sales promotion of any alcoholic liquor other than beer that is given to a wholesaler permittee based on the amount of such alcoholic liquor subject to such promotion that is sold at wholesale by the wholesaler permittee.

      (1955, S. 2181d; P.A. 98-4.)

      History: P.A. 98-4 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and made technical changes, and added new Subsec. (b) re floor stock allowances and depletion allowances.

      Cited. 194 C. 165. Cited. 213 C. 184. Cited. 239 C. 599.

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      Sec. 30-95. Advertising and bottling. No electric or neon sign advertising the sale of any registered brand of alcoholic liquor shall be attached to the outside of any permit premises and there shall be no advertising, labeling, bottling or canning of alcoholic liquor which, in any way, deceives or tends to deceive a purchaser or consumer of such alcoholic liquor as to the nature, quality or quantity of such liquor, and all advertising, labeling, bottling or canning of alcoholic liquors shall be subject to such regulations as the Department of Consumer Protection prescribes, provided nothing contained in this chapter shall prohibit the mailing of magazines imprinted with an identification or a designation of a package store, which magazines contain therein recipes, articles and advertisements of quality foods, cookery items and potables irrespective of whether or not the recipients thereof reside in no-permit towns.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4320; 1961, P.A. 242; P.A. 75-252, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 79, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1961 act added proviso allowing mailing of magazines imprinted with package store identification or designation; P.A. 75-252 prohibited signs advertising sale of "any registered brand of alcoholic liquor" rather than signs advertising the sale of "alcoholic liquor"; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Regulation restricting display of manufacturer's brand or trademark within scope of powers. 126 C. 451. It was the duty of the commission to withhold approval of deceptive labels. 133 C. 349. Whether or not labels were deceptive is a question of fact. Id. Cited. 226 C. 418.

      Constitutionality of provision prohibiting the use of electric signs. 5 CS 418. Commission refused to register brand "Private Stock Whiskey". 14 CS 51.


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      Sec. 30-95a. Display of trademarks by permittees. Any retail liquor permittee may display on the outside walls of his permit premises a trademark of any manufacturer or wholesaler of alcoholic beverages if such trademark has specific reference only to some product other than such alcoholic beverage.

      (February, 1965, P.A. 427.)

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      Sec. 30-96. When music permitted. Section 30-96 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4297; February, 1965, P.A. 212; P.A. 74-16, S. 1, 2.)

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      Sec. 30-97. Town and probate records not to be kept where liquor is sold. Section 30-97 is repealed, effective October 1, 2002.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4298; S.A. 02-12, S. 1.)

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      Sec. 30-98. Liquor not to be furnished to prisoners. Every jailer, prisonkeeper or other officer who furnishes, or suffers to be furnished, to any prisoner under his charge any alcoholic liquor, except as medicine, and any person who delivers to any such prisoner any alcoholic liquor without authority from such keeper, shall be subject to the penalties of section 30-113.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4299.)

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      Sec. 30-99. Denatured alcohol or adulterated liquor. Any person who transports, manufactures, possesses, sells, keeps for sale or distills for beverage purposes any denatured alcohol or any alcoholic liquor, which is adulterated with any deleterious or poisonous substance, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4300.)

      Evidence of more than one sale to show intent. 24 C. 204. This section constitutional. 25 C. 195; Id., 290. Defendant need not know of adulteration; statute construed; evidence admissible. 37 C. 421; 96 C. 105.

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      Sec. 30-100. Bottle clubs. (a) A person, partnership, organization, association, society or corporation, not licensed under the provisions of this chapter, shall not, except during the hours when the sale of alcoholic liquor is lawful under the provisions of subsection (a) of section 30-91, own, maintain, lease or otherwise furnish to its members, their guests or other persons any premises, building, apartment or place wherein such members, guests or other persons may engage in the drinking of alcoholic liquor for a fee or other consideration. A fee or other consideration includes the sale of food, mixers, ice or other fluids used with alcoholic drinks, or the storage of alcoholic liquor.

      (b) A violation of any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be punishable as provided in section 30-113.

      (c) Any town may provide by ordinance that the provisions of this section shall not be effective in the town.

      (1953, S. 2174d, 2175d; P.A. 93-139, S. 70; P.A. 99-194, S. 26.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 made technical changes and deleted former Subsec. (b) prohibiting sale or dispensing of liquor without a permit by clubs, associations, fraternal organizations, etc., relettering former Subsecs. (c) and (d) accordingly; P.A. 99-194 made a technical change.

      This regulation is constitutionally valid exercise of police power, both as to its purpose in regulating business which could be dangerous to public health, safety and morals and in the reasonable provisions adopted to accomplish the purpose. Putting the risk of knowing the facts on defendant is permissible. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 565.

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      Sec. 30-101. Pharmacist, breaking law, forfeits permit and license. Every pharmacist who, by himself, his agent or employee, sells alcoholic liquor to be drunk on the premises shall, upon conviction, forfeit both his druggist's permit for the sale of such liquor and his pharmacist's license, and be subject to the penalties of section 30-113.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4301.)

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      Sec. 30-102. Dram Shop Act; liquor seller liable for damage by intoxicated person. No negligence cause of action for sale to person twenty-one years of age or older. If any person, by such person or such person's agent, sells any alcoholic liquor to an intoxicated person, and such purchaser, in consequence of such intoxication, thereafter injures the person or property of another, such seller shall pay just damages to the person injured, up to the amount of two hundred fifty thousand dollars, or to persons injured in consequence of such intoxication up to an aggregate amount of two hundred fifty thousand dollars, to be recovered in an action under this section, provided the aggrieved person or persons shall give written notice to such seller of such person's or persons' intention to bring an action under this section. Such notice shall be given (1) within one hundred twenty days of the occurrence of such injury to person or property, or (2) in the case of the death or incapacity of any aggrieved person, within one hundred eighty days of the occurrence of such injury to person or property. Such notice shall specify the time, the date and the person to whom such sale was made, the name and address of the person injured or whose property was damaged, and the time, date and place where the injury to person or property occurred. No action under the provisions of this section shall be brought but within one year from the date of the act or omission complained of. Such injured person shall have no cause of action against such seller for negligence in the sale of alcoholic liquor to a person twenty-one years of age or older.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4307; 1955, S. 2172d; 1957, P.A. 306; 1959, P.A. 631, S. 1; 1961, P.A. 432; P.A. 74-144, S. 1, 2; P.A. 86-338, S. 7; P.A. 87-227, S. 11; P.A. 03-91, S. 1; P.A. 06-69, S. 1; P.A. 07-165, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act limited recovery to $25,000 and extended the notice period from 60 to 90 days; 1961 act reduced recoverable amount to $20,000 and notice period to 60 days and placed $50,000 limitation on aggregate amount recoverable; P.A. 74-144 specified factors to be considered in computing 60-day period; P.A. 86-338 added Subsec. (b) establishing a rebuttable presumption that the last seller is solely liable; P.A. 87-227 deleted provision added in 1986 which established a rebuttable presumption that the last seller is solely liable; P.A. 03-91 made technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality, raised damages limits to $250,000 for injured person or persons and prohibited negligence action against seller for sale of alcoholic liquor to person 21 years of age or older, effective June 3, 2003; P.A. 06-69 extended notice period from 60 to 120 days and deleted provision re time excluded from computation of 60-day period, effective October 1, 2006, and applicable to causes of action arising on or after that date; P.A. 07-165 repositioned existing provision re written notice within 120 days of occurrence of injury as Subdiv. (1) and added provision re notice in case of death or incapacity of aggrieved person as Subdiv. (2), effective July 1, 2007, and applicable to causes of action arising on or after that date.

      Prior to 1957 amendment statute governed by a three-year statute of limitations. 142 C. 452. It is not necessary to prove a causal connection between the sale of the intoxicating liquor and the injury. The delict defined is not the sale of liquor to create the condition of intoxication but sale to one already intoxicated. 143 C. 53. The word "sell" is used in the sense of purvey or furnish. The dispensing of food in a restaurant for consumption on the premises does not constitute a sale but rather a service. A permit to sell liquor is a matter of privilege and not of right. By engaging in the liquor business the permittee assumes the risk of a variety of situations which could impose liability on him. It is not an unconstitutional exercise of the police power for a permittee who sells in violation of the law to be prevented from defending on the ground that the particular drink which he sold did not cause or contribute to the buyer's intoxication. The furnishing of intoxicants for a price to a group of two or more in one company may be considered a sale to each member of that group. 144 C. 241. 1959 Act limiting recovery to $25,000 held substantive in nature and not applicable to pending action. 149 C. 402. Requirement of written notice to seller does not require plaintiff to give a "signed" written notice. Id., 405. Dram shop act modifies common law rule that the proximate cause of intoxication is consumption of liquor, not furnishing of it, and is restricted to its terms. 154 C. 432. History of section. Id. As a matter of law, negligent act of seller or donor of intoxicating beverages is not a substantial factor in recipient's injury of third party. 170 C. 356. Cited. 176 C. 676. Cited. 180 C. 252. There is no common law right of action in negligence against one who furnishes intoxicating liquor to another who becomes intoxicated and causes injury; however, an individual may be liable for the injurious consequences of wanton and reckless conduct in furnishing alcoholic beverages to another. 181 C. 355. Cited. 187 C. 147. Cited. 196 C. 341. Cited. 201 C. 385. Payments under this section not encompassed by set off provisions of Sec. 38-175c(b)(1). 205 C. 178. Cited. 207 C. 88. Cited. 211 C. 67. Neither common law negligence action nor a public nuisance action exist against commercial vendor selling intoxicating liquor to an adult who because of his intoxication thereafter injures another. 213 C. 343. P.A. 86-338 cited. 214 C. 1. Cited. 223 C. 22. Section creates cause of action; does not require insurance coverage. Id., 31. Connecticut dram shop act cited. Id. Cited. 233 C. 174. Cited. 236 C. 670. Dram Shop Act does not occupy the field so as to preclude a common-law action in negligence against purveyor of alcoholic beverages for service of alcoholic liquor to an adult patron who, as a result of intoxication, injures another. 262 C. 312.

      Cited. 6 CA 491. Cited. 11 CA 122; Id., 420. Cited. 15 CA 392. Cited. 16 CA 497. Cited. 22 CA 384. Dram shop act cited. Id. Cited. 26 CA 509. Cited. 31 CA 757. Cited. 34 CA 655. Sixty-day notice requirement is a condition precedent to maintaining an action that alleges only a violation of Dram Shop Act. 53 CA 282. Bar and restaurant owners may be liable for harm caused by employees consuming liquor on the job. 82 CA 186.

      Under former section, one-year limitation period under statute enumerating classes of torts did not apply. 18 CS 224. Corporation is liable as seller. Id., 271. History of section reviewed. Id. Statute is compensatory as well as criminal; public policy not against a liquor seller insuring against his liability. 19 CS 222. Permittee not liable under statute for injuries to the intoxicated person himself. Id., 311. Conn. will enforce provisions of the N.Y. Dram Shop Act where injury occurred in this state. 20 CS 165. Court could not enlarge upon the cause of action created by the legislature. Id., 183. By "just damages" is meant compensatory, rather than exemplary or punitive, damages. 22 CS 297. Notice provision is mandatory and not excused by death of person injured. 23 CS 104. Statute does not specify no action shall be maintained unless requirement of notice is met, only limitation being that action be brought within one year from date of act or omission complained of. Id., 146. Dram Shop Act does not give remedy to one who joins and participates in and contributes to its violation. Id., 193. The sixty-day notice is a condition precedent to bringing of action. 25 CS 1. Notice which contained no information relative to the names of the persons to whom the sale was made, held invalid. 31 CS 405. Contributory negligence and assumption of risk not defenses to dram shop action; participation defense discussed. 35 CS 91. "Participation" and "assumption of risk" are not applicable defenses. 39 CS 20. Sufficiency of notice discussed. 40 CS 48. Cited. Id., 331.

      Constitutionality of this act no longer an open question. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 89.


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      Sec. 30-103. Contracts and actions based on illegal sales. All contracts, conveyances, liens, attachments and securities, any part of the consideration of which has been the illegal sale of alcoholic liquor, shall be void; and no action of any kind shall be maintained for the price of any such liquor sold in any other state or country contrary to its laws, or sold anywhere with intent to enable any person to violate any law of this state relating to the sale of such liquor, nor shall any action be maintained for the recovery of the possession of any such liquors held by the owner or possessor thereof contrary to law, or for damages for the seizure of the same; but the provisions of this section shall not affect the holder of any property or chose in action, who may have taken the same in good faith and without notice of any defect in the inception or transfer of its title.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4314.)

      If inducements to purchase were given in contravention of regulation, the sales were rendered void. 128 C. 436.

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      Sec. 30-104. Jurisdiction. Section 30-104 is repealed.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4308; 1959, P.A. 28, S. 204.)

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      Sec. 30-105. Prosecutions. The state's attorneys and the assistant or deputy assistant state's attorneys shall have the right to bring and prosecute all violations of the laws relating to the sale of alcoholic liquor.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4309; 1959, P.A. 28, S. 66; 1963, P.A. 642, S. 34; P.A. 74-183, S. 266, 291; P.A. 76-436, S. 229, 681.)

      History: 1959 act removed references to prosecuting officers of municipal courts and prosecuting grand jurors and added circuit court; 1963 act deleted reference to prosecution power of court of common pleas; P.A. 74-183 replaced circuit court with court of common pleas; P.A. 76-436 replaced reference to the state's attorney and prosecuting attorneys of court of common pleas with reference to state's attorneys and assistant or deputy assistant state's attorneys, effective July 1, 1978.

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      Sec. 30-106. Entry into disorderly house by officer. Every officer who has a warrant for the arrest of any person charged with keeping a house of ill-fame, or a house reputed to be a house of ill-fame, or a house of assignation or a house where lewd, dissolute or drunken persons resort, or where drinking, carousing, dancing and fighting are permitted, to the disturbance of the neighbors, or with violating any law against gaming in the house or rooms occupied by such person, or with resorting to any house for any of said purposes, and every officer who has a warrant for the arrest of any person charged with keeping open any room, place, enclosure, building or structure, of any kind or description, in which it is reputed that alcoholic liquor is exposed for sale contrary to law, or with selling alcoholic liquor in any place contrary to law, or for the seizure of alcoholic liquor, may, at any time, for the purpose of gaining admission to such house, room, place, enclosure, building or structure, or for the purpose of arresting any of the persons aforesaid, make violent entry into such house, room, place, enclosure, building or structure, or any part thereof, after demanding admittance and giving notice that the officer is an officer and has such warrant, and may arrest any person so charged and take such person before the proper authority. The Department of Consumer Protection, its agents and any member of any organized police department in any town, city or borough, and any state policeman, may, at any time, enter upon the premises of any permittee to ascertain the manner in which such person conducts business and to preserve order.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4310; 1959, P.A. 516; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 80, 83; P.A. 00-99, S. 80, 154; P.A. 01-195, S. 94, 181; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act substituted, for entry on permit premises, any member of organized police department for chief or policeman authorized by him; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 00-99 deleted reference to the sheriff of the county and any specially authorized deputy sheriff, effective December 1, 2000; P.A. 01-195 made technical changes for purposes of gender neutrality, effective July 11, 2001; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

      Cited. 153 C. 155. Voluntary admittance of officer does not constitute forcible, warrantless entry. No illegal search and seizure. 160 C. 1. Cited. 226 C. 418.

      City police without warrants are not within the class of persons authorized by statute. 13 CS 171.


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      Sec. 30-107. Arrest and seizure without warrant. Disposition of illegal liquor. Any official so authorized in section 54-1f may, without a warrant, arrest any person whom he finds in the act of illegally manufacturing or selling alcoholic liquor, and seize the liquor, vessels and implements of manufacture or sale in the possession of such person and detain them in some place of safekeeping. Any property seized pursuant to this section may be adjudged a nuisance by the judge or court having jurisdiction of such arrested person and ordered destroyed or otherwise disposed of in the manner provided in section 54-33g.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4313; 1959, P.A. 28, S. 169; 1971, P.A. 130.)

      History: 1959 act substituted circuit court judge for trial justice; 1971 act replaced list of specific officials having arrest powers with reference to officials "so authorized in section 6-49", deleted detailed provisions setting forth procedure to be followed in obtaining warrant following arrest made without warrant and authorized judge or court to declare seized property a nuisance and to order its destruction or disposition.

      Articles not excluded as evidence because seized in violation of prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. 120 C. 573.

      Cited. 24 CS 32.

      Cited. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 127.


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      Sec. 30-108. Court may order analysis of liquor. When any prosecution is pending for manufacturing, selling or keeping with intent to sell any alcoholic liquor, and a sample of such liquor is presented in court, the court may order such sample to be conveyed to a state chemist for analysis and may adjourn the trial of such prosecution a reasonable time for such analysis.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4315.)

      Analysis of alcoholic content by state's chemist entitled to full credit though liquors are destroyed before accused can procure an analysis. 103 C. 145. Analysis by state chemist not exclusive method of proof. 119 C. 439. Not applicable to hearing before liquor control commission concerning after hour sales. 160 C. 1.

      Cited. 23 CS 281.


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      Sec. 30-109. State chemist to analyze samples. Copies of analysis to be evidence. Each state chemist shall analyze all samples of alcoholic liquor presented to him for that purpose by any legal officer and keep a record of all such samples, stating the kind of liquor, the name and address of the person from whom he received it and the result of his analysis. Copies of records of any analysis of liquors, made by a state chemist or a United States government chemist and certified by him, shall be legal evidence of the facts stated in such records.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4316.)

      Not applicable to hearing before liquor control commission concerning after hour sales. 160 C. 1.

      Cited. 23 CS 475.


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      Sec. 30-110. Tampering with analysis. No person shall tamper with samples of alcoholic liquor mentioned in sections 30-108 and 30-109 or alter the statements made upon the forms or certificates of the state chemist.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4317.)

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      Sec. 30-111. Reports of convictions, fines and forfeited bonds. The clerks of the Superior Court shall report in writing the first Monday of every month to the Department of Consumer Protection the names and residences of all persons who have been convicted, paid a fine or penalty or forfeited their bonds, as provided in this chapter; and shall, at the same time, file with the department a certified copy of the record of each such conviction.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4318; 1959, P.A. 28, S. 170; 1963, P.A. 642, S. 35; P.A. 75-567, S. 27, 80; P.A. 77-452, S. 60, 72; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 95-195, S. 81, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1.)

      History: 1959 act deleted references to trial justices and municipal court clerks and added circuit court clerks; 1963 act deleted reference to clerks of common pleas courts; P.A. 75-567 replaced clerks of circuit courts with clerks of common pleas courts; P.A. 77-452 deleted reference to clerks of common pleas courts; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004.

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      Sec. 30-112. Civil action barred on certain debts. No civil action shall be maintained upon any debt incurred for the sale of alcoholic liquor, except upon any debt incurred in the purchase of alcoholic liquor for off-premise consumption or for on-premise consumption together with an order of food, or unless the purchaser at the time of purchase was a permittee purchasing for resale.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4323; 1961, P.A. 563; February, 1965, P.A. 233.)

      History: 1961 act added exception for debt in purchase of liquor for off-premise consumption; 1965 act added exception for on-premise consumption with an order of food.

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      Sec. 30-113. Penalties. Any person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter for which a specified penalty is not imposed, shall, for each offense, be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year or both.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4305; P.A. 81-294, S. 18, 22.)

      History: P.A. 81-294 made no substantive change.

      Cited. 118 C. 268. This statute, read together with Sec. 30-48, provides a penalty against a stockholder in a brewing company for violation of "tied house" provision. 128 C. 164. Cited. 130 C. 374. Cited. 152 C. 470. Cited. 153 C. 67. Cited. 160 C. 4. Cited. 200 C. 400.

      Cited. 5 CS 418. Cited. 23 CS 474.

      Violation of section 30-77 is a misdemeanor. 4 Conn. Cir. Ct. 125; 5 Conn. Cir. Ct. 373.


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      Sec. 30-114. Beer keg identification and receipt requirements. Restrictions on keg deposit refunds. Grounds for permit revocation or suspension. (a) As used in this section, "keg" means any brewery-sealed individual container of beer having a liquid capacity of six gallons or more.

      (b) Any holder of a package store permit or a grocery store beer permit under section 30-20 that sells kegs for consumption off the permit premises shall, at the time of sale, (1) place an identification tag on all kegs sold by the permittee, (2) require each purchaser of any such keg to sign a receipt for the keg, and (3) inform such purchaser that any deposit paid by the purchaser for the keg, if required, shall be forfeited if the keg is returned without the original identification tag intact and readable.

      (c) (1) The identification tag required under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section shall be in the form of a numbered label, prescribed and furnished by the department, that clearly identifies the seller of the keg. Such tags shall be fabricated and made attachable in such a manner as to make the tag easily removable by a beer manufacturer for the purpose of cleaning and reusing the keg.

      (2) The receipt required under subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of this section shall be on a form prescribed and furnished by the department and shall include the name, address and signature of the purchaser of the keg and the purchaser's motor vehicle operator's license number or such other identifying information as the department may prescribe by regulation under section 30-6a. The permittee shall retain a copy of all such receipts on the permit premises for a period of six months. Such receipts shall be available for inspection and copying by the department or any authorized criminal justice agency.

      (3) The information required under subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section may be given verbally to each purchaser of a keg or may be provided by means of a sign conspicuously posted at the point of sale in such form and containing such disclosures as the department may require by regulation under section 30-6a.

      (4) The department may charge a reasonable fee for furnishing the forms required by subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, not to exceed the actual cost of furnishing such forms.

      (d) No holder of a package store permit or a grocery store beer permit under section 30-20 may refund any deposit upon the return of any keg that (1) does not have an identification tag required under subdivision (1) of subsection (b) of this section or (2) has an identification tag that has been defaced to the extent that the information contained on the tag cannot be read.

      (e) The violation by any holder of a package store permit or a grocery store beer permit under section 30-20 of any provision of this section shall be cause for revocation or suspension of such permit under section 30-55.

      (P.A. 98-236, S. 1, 6.)

      History: P.A. 98-236 effective January 1, 1999.

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      Sec. 30-115. Possession of beer keg lacking required identification. False information on beer keg receipt. Penalties. (a) Any person who possesses any keg containing beer that is required to have an identification tag pursuant to section 30-114, knowing that such keg does not have such required identification tag, shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor. This subsection shall not apply to any manufacturer, shipper, wholesaler or retail seller of beer, or to any person who finds a discarded keg containing beer on such person's property.

      (b) Any person who purchases any keg containing beer and who knowingly provides false information on any receipt required by section 30-114 at the time of such purchase shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

      (P.A. 98-236, S. 2, 6.)

      History: P.A. 98-236 effective January 1, 1999.

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      Sec. 30-116. Sale, purchase or possession of alcohol vaporization device prohibited. Penalty. (a) For purposes of this section, "alcohol vaporization device" means a device, machine or process which mixes spirits, alcoholic liquors or any product containing alcoholic liquor with oxygen or any other gas to produce a vaporized product for consumption by humans by inhalation.

      (b) No person shall sell, purchase or possess an alcohol vaporization device. No person shall permit such a device on premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic liquor.

      (c) Any person who violates subsection (b) of this section shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

      (P.A. 06-95, S. 1.)

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