Senate Bill #518 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES

Allows license holders to restrict any patron who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.

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  • 2019 – S 0518
  • 2019 – S 0518 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
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  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
  • Introduced By: Senators Lombardi, Archambault, Conley, Lynch Prata, and McCaffrey
  • Date Introduced: February 27, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate SpecialLegislation and Veterans Affairs
  • It is enacted by the GeneralAssembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 3-8-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 3-8 entitled "Regulation of Sales" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 3-8-4. Drinking by or hiring of underage persons.
  • (a) Use of a credit card for the purchase of beverages may be permitted by allclasses of license holders and, notwithstanding the purchase of alcoholic beverages by credit card, license holders shall not sell or furnish beverages to any person who has not reached his or her twenty- first (21st) birthday to drink any beverage upon any licensed premises.
  • (b) Licensees shall not hire any persons who have not reached their eighteenth (18th) birthday to sell or serve beverages in any place where those beverages may be consumed on the premises where sold.
  • (c) License holders may restrict any person who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o' clock (10:00) pm.
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect upon passage.
  • 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
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
  • Introduced By: Senators Lombardi, Archambault, Conley, Lynch Prata, and McCaffrey
  • Date Introduced: February 27, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 3-8-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 3-8 entitled "Regulation of Sales" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 3-8-4. Drinking by or hiring of underage persons.
  • (a) Use of a credit card for the purchase of beverages may be permitted by all classes of license holders and, notwithstanding the purchase of alcoholic beverages by credit card, license holders shall not sell or furnish beverages to any person who has not reached his or her twenty- first (21st) birthday to drink any beverage upon any licensed premises.
  • (b) Licensees shall not hire any persons who have not reached their eighteenth (18th) birthday to sell or serve beverages in any place where those beverages may be consumed on the premises where sold.
  • (c) License holders may enforce a prohibition against any patron who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o' clock (10:00) pm.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - REGULATION OF SALES
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  • This act would allow license holders to restrict any person who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001814 ========
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  • This act would allow license holders to restrict any patron who has not reached his or her twenty first birthday from entering the licensed establishment after ten o'clock (10:00) pm.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001814/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Approval of Amendment

June 06, 2019 at 4:44pm
Yeas: 35 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller NV
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard NV
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

June 06, 2019 at 4:45pm
Yeas: 35 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller NV
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard NV
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y