Engrossed Senate Bill (H)

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Alcoholic beverages. Permits a minor to be on the premises of a farm winery if the minor is in the company of a parent, legal guardian or custodian, or family member who is at least 21 years of age. Allows a farm winery and a small brewer to employ a minor who is a family member in a capacity that does not involve the sale or serving of alcoholic beverages. Permits a person who is at least 18 years of age and less than 21 years of age to work as an assistant on a delivery truck if: (1) the Alcoholic beverages. Permits a minor to be on the premises of a farm winery if the minor is in the company of a parent, legal guardian or custodian, or family member who is at least 21 years of age. Allows a farm winery and a small brewer to employ a minor who is a family member in a capacity that does not involve the sale or serving of alcoholic beverages. Permits a person who is at least 18 years of age and less than 21 years of age to work as an assistant on a delivery truck if: (1) the person's duties are limited to handling alcoholic beverages in connection with loading and unloading; (2) the person acts under the supervision of a driver holding a salesman's permit; and (3) certain other conditions are met. Provides that it is the intent of the General Assembly that certain permit holders should not be permitted to sell cold beer or liquor for carryout, consistent with the character of business test. Provides that until July 1, 2019, the alcohol and tobacco commission may not: (1) issue a new retailer's permit; (2) approve the transfer of a retailer's permit; or (3) approve the renewal of a retailer's permit; for the sale of alcoholic beverages for carryout to an establishment that is a restaurant within a grocery store, convenience store or drug store. Provides that an establishment that was issued a retailer's permit, including a restaurant located within a store, before May 15, 2017, that allows the permittee to sell or provide alcoholic beverages for carryout, may sell or provide carry unless the retailer's permit is revoked or suspended. Allows a retailer permittee to recork wine for a customer that partially consumes a bottle of wine with a meal. Provides that the open container law does not apply to recorked wine. Provides that the legislative council is urged to establish a study committee during the 2017 interim to: (1) evaluate and study Title 7.1; (2) propose statutory changes to improve Title 7.1; (3) evaluate and study alcohol permits; (4) study permit quota system data; and (5) study permit requirements for alcohol retailers. ... View more