PA 14-111—sSB 269

General Law Committee

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

SUMMARY: This act (1) allows certain organizations seeking temporary or daily liquor permits to apply to the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) for a single permit that allows alcohol sales for multiple events, rather than applying each time they wish to hold an event, and (2) increases the number of times such permits are effective to 12 times per year. The affected liquor licenses are the temporary beer, temporary alcoholic liquor, charitable organization, and nonprofit corporation permits.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014

TEMPORARY BEER AND TEMPORARY LIQUOR PERMITS

The act increases, from six to 12, the number of events in a calendar year at which a bona fide noncommercial organization may allow the sale of alcohol. It requires DCP to approve the dates and times for each outing, picnic, or social gathering. The approval must be displayed on the permit. By law, the temporary beer permit fee is $30 per day and only allows the sale of beer. The temporary liquor permit fee is $50 per day and allows the sale of any alcohol type (i. e. , liquor, wine, and beer).

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION PERMIT

The act increases, from eight to 12, the number of days in a calendar year when a charitable organization may, on its premises, allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption. The dates for which the permit is issued must be displayed on the permit. By law, the charitable organization permit fee is $50.

NONPROFIT CORPORATION PERMIT

The act increases, from one to 12, the number of auctions in a calendar year at which a nonprofit corporation may allow the retail sale of wine as part of a fundraising event to benefit its tax-exempt activities. By law, a nonprofit corporation permit fee is $25.

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