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House Bill 1796


House Bill 1796

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Alcoholic beverages. Defines "grocery store". Requires the alcohol and tobacco commission to conduct random unannounced inspections of locations where alcoholic beverages are sold or distributed. Allows a person at least 18 years of age and less than 21 years of age to receive or purchase alcoholic beverages as part of an enforcement action. Allows the commission to grant one: (1) beer dealer's permit in an incorporated city, town, or unincorporated town for each 2,000 persons; and (2) liquor dealer's permit in an incorporated city, town, or unincorporated town for each 1,500 persons. (Current law allows the commission to grant one beer dealer's permit and one liquor dealer's permit for each 1,500 persons.) Allows the commission to renew or transfer a beer dealer's or liquor dealer's permit for a beer dealer or liquor dealer who held a permit before July 1, 2007, and does not qualify for a permit as a result of the quota requirement. Establishes penalties for an alcohol permit holder, the holder's agent, or the holder's employee that furnishes alcohol to a minor. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a person to recklessly sell, barter, exchange, provide, or furnish an alcoholic beverage to a minor. (Under current law, the offense is a Class C misdemeanor.) Repeals the limitation on commodity requirements for package liquor stores.
Current Status:
 In Committee - first House
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