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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 293

February Session, 2014


LCO No. 1837



Referred to Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS


Introduced by:





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

Section 1. Section 30-23a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

No person shall be construed to be a guest of a member of a club within the intent of section 30-23 or of a golf country club within the intent of section 30-24a until [his] such person's name and address has been entered in the guest book maintained for such purposes on the club or golf country club premises, together with the signature of the member and the date of introduction, provided neither the permittee nor any person employed to dispense alcoholic beverages on such premises, during his working hours on such premises, shall enter such person's name in such book. The requirement of this section (1) shall not apply to a member of any nationally chartered veterans' service organization when such member enters a club run by such organization that is not such member's home club, but is affiliated with the same organization, provided such member shall show a membership, travel card or similar identification as a member of such organization upon entry to such club, and (2) may be waived by the Department of Consumer Protection on special occasions upon written application.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2014


Statement of Purpose:

To remove the requirement that a member of a nationally chartered veterans' service organization must sign a guest book and be sponsored by a member when entering a club operated by the organization that is not the guest's home club.

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