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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 204

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 1220

 

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Referred to Committee on Program Review and Investigations

 

Introduced by:

 

(PRI)

 

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR ON SUNDAY.

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

Section 1. Subsection (d) of section 30-91 of the 2010 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2010):

(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. The sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor on Sunday in places operating under a package store permit shall be at the option of the holder of such package store permit.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2010

30-91(d)

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the recommendations of the Program Review and Investigations Committee to allow for the sale of alcoholic liquor on Sunday.

[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.]