Senate Bill 0566
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Regulation of alcohol. Makes the member of a local alcohol board who represents and is designated by the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) an ex officio nonvoting member of the board. Allows a local alcohol board meeting to be a continued from day to day or adjourned until a later meeting of the local board. (Current law allows a meeting to be continued from day to day or adjourned until a later meeting in the discretion of the designated representative of the commission.) Requires local boards to ensure that applications for permits are heard and resolved in a timely fashion. Changes quorum and voting requirements for local alcohol boards. Requires that, if a local alcohol board does not have a quorum at a meeting in which the board is to consider contested permits, the meeting must be rescheduled to include consideration of the contested permits at another board meeting. Provides that the population of a consolidated city is the population of the county minus excluded cities for alcoholic beverage quota requirements. Requires that every permit for each category of permit granted in incorporated and unincorporated areas, except for the permits issued in excluded cities, of a consolidated city must be counted as a permit subject to the quota requirements applicable to the category of permit. Requires the commission to count all issued beer dealer permits, regardless of whether a beer dealer permit is issued singly or in combination with a liquor permit, as a beer dealer permit subject to the quota requirements. Makes certain requirements for proprietors of restaurants and new restaurants apply to restaurants in incorporated areas. (Under current law, the requirements apply only to restaurants outside of the corporate limits of incorporated cities or towns.) Requires the commission to post information concerning a continued meeting of a local board on the commission's Internet web site. Requires an applicant for an alcoholic beverage permit to provide notice of a hearing concerning a new permit or transfer of a permit to certain state legislators or, if the applicant's property is located in a consolidated city, the legislative body of the city.
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