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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Alcoholic beverage issues. Defines "grocery store" for purposes of the alcoholic beverage laws. Allows the alcohol and tobacco commission to renew or transfer ownership of a beer dealer's permit for a beer dealer who: (1) held a permit before July 1, 2007; and (2) does not qualify for a permit as a grocery store under the definition of "grocery store". Requires a local alcoholic beverage board to allow an individual to make oral comments at a public meeting or hearing. Requires a dealer permittee (that is not a package liquor store) to display alcohol in a clearly designated area where the presence of a minor is prohibited without a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years of age. Requires alcoholic beverage sales in a dealer establishment to be rung up by a sales clerk who: (1) has an employee permit; (2) has alcohol server training; and (3) is at least 21 years of age (this is currently the case with package liquor stores). Repeals a provision that makes only employees of package liquor stores receive alcohol server training. (Requires employees of all dealer permittees to receive alcohol server training).