Introduced House Bill (H)

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Package liquor store license ownership transfers. Provides that the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) may consider denying an application to renew or transfer only the ownership of a liquor dealer permit for a package liquor store (package liquor permit) if the commission: (1) determines that the business is in a residential district and the business will unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort, or enjoyment of the life and property of the occupants of the district; or (2) receives a remonstrance bearing the signatures of at least 51% of the registered voters of the residential district. (Under current law this provision Package liquor store license ownership transfers. Provides that the alcohol and tobacco commission (commission) may consider denying an application to renew or transfer only the ownership of a liquor dealer permit for a package liquor store (package liquor permit) if the commission: (1) determines that the business is in a residential district and the business will unreasonably interfere with the peace, comfort, or enjoyment of the life and property of the occupants of the district; or (2) receives a remonstrance bearing the signatures of at least 51% of the registered voters of the residential district. (Under current law this provision applies only to an application for a new retailer permit or a new liquor dealer permit.) Requires the commission to consider the continued desirability of the location for which a permit was issued in approving a renewal or an ownership transfer of a package liquor permit. (Current law requires the commission to consider these factors only if the application is for a new permit or the transfer of the location of an existing permit.) ... View more