Alcohol beverages - fermented malt beverage licenses - sale for consumption on and off the licensed premises - continued availability in rural areas. Recent legislation (Senate Bill 18-243, concerning the retail sale of alcohol beverages) terminated the licensing of retailers to sell fermented malt beverages (formerly known as "3.2 beer" but now including all beer) for consumption on and off a licensed premises as of June 4, 2018, requiring the holder of such a license to combine its renewal application with an application to convert the license into either a license to sell for consumption on the licensed premises or a license to sell for consumption off the licensed premises.
The act lifts the requirement to convert an existing license and reinstates the availability of new licenses to sell beer for consumption both on and off the licensed premises, in specified areas with low populations.
The act specifies that it applies to license applications filed on or after June 4, 2018.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)