Currently, the state or local licensing authority may suspend or revoke a licensee's license or permit for the licensee's violation of a law related to the regulation of alcohol beverages. The licensee may choose to pay a fine instead of the revocation or suspension.
- Authorizes the state and local licensing authorities to fine the licensee initially;
- Increases the potential fine for violations related to alcohol beverages from between $200 and $5,000 to between $500 and $100,000; and
- Requires the manner in which licensees pay fines to the state licensing authority to be determined by the state licensing authority.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)