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Substitute Senate Bill No. 269

Public Act No. 14-111

AN ACT CONCERNING A SINGLE ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMIT FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS IN A CALENDAR YEAR.

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

Section 1. Section 30-35 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

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] of such profits 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] specified dates and times limited by the department. The combined total of [temporary beer permits and temporary liquor permits issued to an organization] outings, picnics or social gatherings, for which a temporary beer permit or temporary liquor permit is issued pursuant to this section, shall not exceed [six during any one] twelve in any calendar year and the approved dates and times for each such outing, picnic or social gathering shall be displayed on such permit. 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.

Sec. 2. Section 30-37b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

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] the combined total of days for which such permit shall be issued shall not exceed twelve days in any calendar year. The dates for which such permit is issued shall be displayed on such permit. The fee for a charitable organization permit shall be fifty dollars.

Sec. 3. Section 30-37h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

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] twelve such auctions in any calendar year, except as provided in section 30-37d. The fee for a nonprofit corporation permit shall be twenty-five dollars.

Approved June 6, 2014