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Governor's Bill No. 6361

January Session, 2013

 

LCO No. 2785

 

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Referred to Committee on GENERAL LAW

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. SHARKEY, 88th Dist.

REP. ARESIMOWICZ, 30th Dist.

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

SEN. LOONEY, 11th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING FAIR ALCOHOL PRICING.

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

Section 1. Section 30-68m of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2013):

(a) No retail permittee shall sell at a price below his or her 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] the actual cost paid per bottle by the retailer to 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] actual cost. 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.]

[(c)] (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, a retail permittee may sell one beer item identified by a stock-keeping unit number or one item of alcoholic liquor other than beer identified by a stock-keeping unit number below his or her cost each month, provided the item is not sold at less than ninety per cent of such retail permittee's cost, as defined in subsection (a) of this section. A retail permittee who intends to sell an item below cost pursuant to this subsection shall notify the Department of Consumer Protection of such sale not later than the second day of the month such item will be offered for sale.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2013

30-68m

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]