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Senate Bill 0189


Senate Bill 0189

ARCHIVE (2010)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Alcoholic beverage matters. Creates a supplemental dealer's permit for holders of beer, wine, or liquor dealer permits who want to sell alcoholic beverages for carryout on Sunday. Allows the holder of a package liquor store permit or farm winery permit to sell carryout alcoholic beverages on Sunday without a supplemental dealer's permit. Requires the fee for the supplemental dealer's permit to be deposited in the enforcement and administration fund of the alcohol and tobacco commission (ATC). Allows the holder of a beer dealer permit to sell cold beer. Makes it a Class C misdemeanor for an alcoholic beverage dealer permittee or a dealer permittee's employee or agent to recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally sell, barter, exchange, provide, or furnish to another person alcoholic beverages for carryout without first requiring the person to produce proof that the person is at least 21 years of age in the form of: (1) a driver's license; (2) a government issued identification card; or (3) a government issued document; that bears the person's photograph and birth date. Provides that it is a defense in a criminal or administrative proceeding that the individual who purchased carryout alcoholic beverages without being required to provide proof of age appeared to be at least 50 years of age. Provides that, in a criminal prosecution or proceeding before the ATC, it is a defense to a charge of unlawfully furnishing alcohol to a minor that the purchaser produced a government issued document bearing the purchaser's photograph and showing the purchaser to be at least 21 years of age. Allows a minor to be on the licensed premises of a package liquor store if the minor is accompanied by the minor's parent or guardian who is at least 21 years of age. Repeals a provision that limits the commodities that a package liquor store may sell. Repeals a provision that prohibits beer dealers from selling cold beer.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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