House Bill #5455 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES

Provides that Class F and F-1 liquor licenses may be issued to corporations, LLCs, and political organizations.

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  • 2019 – H 5455
  • 2019 – H 5455 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC001553
  • LC001553/SUB A
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Serodio, Amore, and Noret
  • Date Introduced: February 14, 2019
  • Referred To: House Small Business
  • (Dept. of Business Regulation)
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Sections 3-7-14 and 3-7-14.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 3-7 entitled "Retail Licenses" are hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 3-7-14. Class F license.
  • A retailer's Class F license authorizes the holder of the license to keep for sale and to sell malt and vinous beverages on the premises, described in the license, at retail for consumption on the premises where sold for a period of nineteen (19) hours, including Sunday. The license may be issued to religious organizations, state non-business corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and political organizations only and the sale of malt and vinous beverages may take place between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) a.m. and one o'clock (1:00) a.m. on the following day. The fee for each retailer's Class F license is fifteen dollars ($15.00).
  • (a) A retailer's Class F license authorizes the holder of the license to keep for sale and to sell malt and vinous beverages on the premises, described in the license, at retail for consumption on the premises where sold for a period of nineteen (19) hours, including Sunday. The license may be issued to religious organizations, state non-business corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), sole proprietorships and political organizations only and the sale of malt and vinous beverages may take place between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) a.m. and one o'clock (1:00) a.m. on the following day, provided that no more than twelve (12) licenses shall be issued to any organization, corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship or political organization in any one calendar year; and provided further that, as to each such entity, this limit of twelve (12) licenses per calendar year shall apply collectively to such entity and its officers, directors, principals, affiliates, employees and agents. Class F licenses shall not be granted to any person or entity holding any other liquor license. The fee for each retailer's Class F license is fifteen dollars ($15.00).
  • (b) The issuing authority may, in its discretion, permit applicants to file a single annual application for issuance of up to twelve (12) event licenses for a calendar year and the authority may issue such licenses concurrently; provided that, each event license shall state the specific event date with which it is associated; and provided further that, the applicant shall pay the collective amount of the event license fees, fifteen dollars ($15.00) multiplied by the number of licenses issued, at the time of issuance.
  • 3-7-14.1. Class F-1 license.
  • (a) A retailer's Class F-1 license authorizes the holder of the license to keep for sale and to sell alcoholic beverages on the premises, described in the license, at retail for consumption on the premises where sold for a period of nineteen (19) hours, including Sunday. The license may be issued to religious organizations, state non-business corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and political organizations only and the sale of beverages may take place between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) a.m. and one o'clock (1:00) a.m. on the following day.
  • (a) A retailer's Class F-1 license authorizes the holder of the license to keep for sale and to sell alcoholic beverages on the premises, described in the license, at retail for consumption on the premises where sold for a period of nineteen (19) hours, including Sunday. The license may be issued to religious organizations, state non-business corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), sole proprietorships and political organizations only and the sale of beverages may take place between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) a.m. and one o'clock (1:00) a.m. on the following day; provided that, no more than twelve (12) licenses shall be issued to any organization, corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship or political organization in any one calendar year; and provided further, that as to each such entity, this limit of twelve (12) licenses per calendar year shall apply collectively to such entity and its officers, directors, principals, affiliates, employees and agents. Class F-1 licenses shall not be granted to any person or entity holding any other liquor license.
  • (b) The fee for the license is thirty-five dollars ($35.00.)
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC001553 ========
  • (c) The issuing authority may, in its discretion, permit applicants to file a single annual application for issuance of up to twelve (12) event licenses for a calendar year and the authority may issue such licenses concurrently; provided that, each event license shall state the specific event date with which it is associated; and provided further that, the applicant shall pay the collective amount of the event license fees, thirty-five dollars ($35.00) multiplied by the number of licenses issued, at the time of issuance.
  • (d) Class F and F-1 license holders shall purchase alcohol for resale from Class A license holders only.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC001553/SUB A
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - RETAIL LICENSES
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  • This act would provide that class F and F-1 liquor licenses may be issued to corporations, LLCs, and political organizations for sale and service of alcoholic beverages for a period of nineteen (19) hours.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001553 ========
  • This act would provide that class F and F-1 liquor licenses may be issued to corporations, LLCs, sole proprietorships and political organizations for sale and service of alcoholic beverages for a period of nineteen (19) hours.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001553/SUB A ========

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