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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Bringing wine into a restaurant and excise taxes. Allows a patron to carry wine into a restaurant if: (1) the restaurant has a wine retailer's permit and consents; and (2) the wine is only for consumption by the patron or persons seated at the patron's table while eating food prepared at the restaurant and served at the table. Allows the permit holder to charge a corkage fee for serving wine brought in by a patron. Amends the law allowing a patron to remove an unsealed bottle of wine that was purchased at a restaurant with a meal to specify that Bringing wine into a restaurant and excise taxes. Allows a patron to carry wine into a restaurant if: (1) the restaurant has a wine retailer's permit and consents; and (2) the wine is only for consumption by the patron or persons seated at the patron's table while eating food prepared at the restaurant and served at the table. Allows the permit holder to charge a corkage fee for serving wine brought in by a patron. Amends the law allowing a patron to remove an unsealed bottle of wine that was purchased at a restaurant with a meal to specify that the meal was prepared at the restaurant. Allows a patron who brings wine into a restaurant to remove more than one unsealed bottle of the wine and exempts the restaurant from having to seal the bottles in a secure bag or container. Increases excise taxes for beer, wine, liquor, and hard cider, and deposits the increase in the enforcement and administration fund and the problem solving court fund. ... View more