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HB24-1373

Alcohol Beverage Retail Licensees

Concerning persons licensed to sell alcohol beverages, and, in connection therewith, eliminating the liquor-licensed drugstore license, updating the requirements for wholesalers, removing the cap on the amount of alcohol beverages a retailer can purchase from retail liquor stores, requiring a fermented malt beverage and wine retailer to display alcohol beverages in a single location on the retailer's sales floor, expanding certain licensees' ability to deliver alcohol to certain other licensees, and prohibiting a fermented malt beverage and wine retailer from selling alcohol beverages with greater than fourteen percent alcohol by volume.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

Sections 1 and 2 of the bill eliminate the liquor-licensed drugstore license, effective January 1, 2025. All active liquor-licensed drugstore licenses will convert to a fermented malt beverage and wine retailer license on that date; except that a licensee with a single location may choose to convert the liquor-licensed drugstore license to a retail liquor store license. Sections 18 through 29 make conforming amendments to account for the removal of the liquor-licensed drugstore license. Sections 3 and 4 require fermented malt beverage and wine retailers to display alcohol beverages for sale in a single location on the licensed premises and prohibit fermented malt beverage and wine retailers from selling alcohol beverages with greater than 14% alcohol by volume. Sections 5 and 6 expand on a wholesaler's duty not to discriminate when selling products to retailers and allows the state licensing authority to recover the cost of enforcing the anti-discrimination laws from a person found in violation of the anti-discrimination laws.

Current law limits the amount of alcohol beverages certain retailers can purchase from retail liquor stores, liquor-licensed drugstores, and fermented malt beverage and wine retailers. Sections 7 through 17 remove the cap as it applies to retail liquor stores.

For the delivery of alcohol beverages:

  • Section 4 prohibits fermented malt beverage and wine retailers from delivering alcohol beverages to another person licensed to sell alcohol beverages; and
  • Section 24 removes the prohibition on a retail liquor store delivering alcohol beverages to another retail liquor store.

Section 18 allows automated teller machine (ATM) cards associated with public assistance programs to be used at ATMs in grocery stores.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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