OLR Bill Analysis

SB 293

AN ACT CONCERNING CLUBS OPERATED BY NATIONALLY CHARTERED VETERANS' SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS.

SUMMARY:

The law requires any organization holding a state liquor club permit to require a club member's guests to enter their names and addresses in a guest book, along with the member's signature and introduction date. This bill waives the guest book requirements for members of nationally chartered veterans' service organizations who enter an affiliated club that is not their home club. Upon entry, the member must show a membership, travel card, or similar identification to verify membership in the organization. By law, club permittees may sell alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption only to members or their guests.

Permittees who violate these requirements may be subject to (1) license penalties and (2) up to a $1,000 fine, up to one year imprisonment, or both.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2014

COMMITTEE ACTION

Veterans' Affairs Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

14

Nay

0

(03/11/2014)