PA 16-56—sHB 5430

General Law Committee

AN ACT PERMITTING THE SALE OF PRIVATELY HELD ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR FOR AUCTION

SUMMARY: This act establishes a narrow circumstance in which the sale or transfer of ownership of alcoholic liquor (e. g. , beer, spirits, or wine) from a decedent's estate is exempt from the Liquor Control Act.

It allows the estate's fiduciary to sell or transfer alcoholic liquor listed in the estate inventory filed with the probate court without a liquor permit if the purpose of the sale or transfer is to have a licensed auctioneer auction the alcoholic liquor and both the probate court with jurisdiction over the estate and the consumer protection commissioner, or his designee, have approved the transaction in writing.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

OLR Tracking: KLM; MF; PF; cmg