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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Designated outdoor refreshment areas. Allows a municipality to designate a location as an outdoor refreshment area (area) with the approval of the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission). Prohibits an area from being located near a school or church unless the church or school does not object. Provides that if an area is approved, the commission designates retailer permittees (permittees) within the area. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for: (1) a consumer not wearing a wristband identification to exit the premises of a permittee and enter the area with an open alcoholic beverage and for a permittee to allow the Designated outdoor refreshment areas. Allows a municipality to designate a location as an outdoor refreshment area (area) with the approval of the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission). Prohibits an area from being located near a school or church unless the church or school does not object. Provides that if an area is approved, the commission designates retailer permittees (permittees) within the area. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for: (1) a consumer not wearing a wristband identification to exit the premises of a permittee and enter the area with an open alcoholic beverage and for a permittee to allow the consumer to exit the premises; (2) a permittee to sell a consumer more than one alcoholic beverage at a time or an alcoholic beverage that exceeds the volume limitations; (3) a consumer to purchase an alcoholic beverage inside the area and consume it outside the area; and (4) a consumer to bring an alcoholic beverage into the area that was not purchased inside the area. Allows a minor to be within the area. ... View more