Concerning the expansion of penalty mitigation under the alcohol beverage laws for vendors meeting the definition of a "responsible vendor" as provided by law.
2016 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
The act requires state and local liquor licensing authorities to consider aggravating and mitigating factors to be considered when assessing penalties for violation of liquor laws, no only when persons under 21 years of age are used to investigate the sale of liquor to underage persons but also when licensees' employees violate certain provisions. The act also requires state and local liquor licensing authorities to consider it a mitigating factor for certain violations, including sales to minors, sales to visibly intoxicated patrons, and other violations approved by rule of the state licensing authority, if a licensee meets the requirements of a 'responsible vendor' as defined by law.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)