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Raised Bill No. 5325

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 1196

 

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Referred to Committee on GENERAL LAW

 

Introduced by:

 

(GL)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR RESTAURANT PERMITS FOR CATERING ESTABLISHMENTS.

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

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 30-22b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2016):

(a) A restaurant permit for a catering establishment shall allow a catering establishment to serve alcoholic liquor at a function, occasion or event on the premises of a catering establishment; provided (1) that alcoholic liquor shall be sold only to persons invited to and attending such a function, occasion or event and (2) that alcoholic liquor shall be sold only during the specific hours such function, occasion or event is scheduled on the premises. The permittee shall comply with the regulations of the local department of health. The department may waive the requirements of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection for not more than [four] sixteen functions, occasions or events of a catering establishment annually, provided such establishment makes written application to the department at least ten days prior to the scheduled date of the function, occasion or event for which a waiver is sought. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for a catering establishment shall be one thousand four hundred fifty dollars.

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

Section 1

July 1, 2016

30-22b(a)

Statement of Purpose:

To allow the Department of Consumer Protection to waive certain restaurant permit for catering establishment requirements for up to sixteen functions, occasions or events annually.

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