Senate Bill #98 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES -- SPECIAL EVENTS LICENSE

Permits cities and towns to issue special events liquor licenses to permit the equivalent of one-day licenses one day each month.

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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – RETAIL LICENSES – SPECIAL EVENTS
  • LICENSE
  • Introduced By: Senator Melissa A. Murray
  • Date Introduced: January 16, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate SpecialLegislation and Veterans Affairs
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 3-7 of the General Laws entitled "Retail Licenses" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 3-7-16.10. Class SE license.
  • A city or town may issue a Special Events (SE) license which shall allow any retail business or nonprofit organization to offer alcoholic beverages for sale at retail at, or as part of the consideration for admission to an event to be held at its premises. Such events shall not be held more often than one day in each calendar month. The alcoholic beverages for such events may be purchased from a Class A licensee in the same city or town, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter.
  • A city or town may issue a Special Events (SE) license which shall allow any retail business not otherwise licensed in this chapter or affiliated with any entity licensed in this chapter or nonprofit organization to offer alcoholic beverages for sale at retail at, or as part of the consideration for admission to an event to be held at its premises. Such events shall not be held more often than one day in each calendar month. The alcoholic beverages for such events shallbe purchased from a Class A licensee in the same city or town, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – RETAIL LICENSES – SPECIAL EVENTS
  • LICENSE
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  • This act would permit cities and towns to issue special events liquor licenses to permit the equivalent of one-day licenses one day each month.
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