PA 14-135—HB 5099

General Law Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING CATERER, BREW PUB MANUFACTURER AND BEER AND BREW PUB MANUFACTURER ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR PERMITS

SUMMARY: This act allows anyone who holds a manufacturer permit for a brew pub or beer and brew pub to also hold a caterer liquor permit. Under prior law, these manufacturer permittees could serve alcohol only on their own premises. The act allows them, if they obtain a caterer's permit, to sell and serve liquor, beer, spirits, and wine for on-premises consumption at any outside activity, event, or function for which they are hired. By law, they may sell and serve alcohol only during the allowable hours for on-premises alcohol sale.

By law, caterer liquor permittees must notify the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) at least one business day before an event of the event's date, hours, and location. The notice must be given on a DCP-prescribed form or, if the caterer is unable to do so due to exigent circumstances, by telephone. The annual caterer liquor permit fee is $440.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014

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