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SB20-110

Penalties For Liquor Law Violations

Concerning fines levied by a licensing authority for violations of laws related to alcohol beverages, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2020 Regular Session
Subject:
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

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.

The bill:

  • 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.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. C. Holbert, Sen. A. Williams
Rep. M. Snyder

Sponsor

Co-sponsor

Sen. J. Tate

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