Improve the Availability of Agency Liquor Stores in Underserved Areas and To Expand the Sale of Spirits in New Channels

Last updated: Jun 12, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Alcohol / Tobacco / Guns
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Louis Luchini, House 38
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1012




This bill creates an exception to the limit on the number of agency liquor stores allowed by population threshold to allow the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations to license an agency liquor store in a municipality without an agency liquor store as long as an agency liquor store is not located within 3.5 miles of the municipality. With regard to such a store, it allows the bureau to adopt rules regarding hours, seasons of operation and inventory. It also allows the bureau to license stores in municipalities along interstate highways and at major airports in the State and requires the bureau to enter into contracts for the management of those stores.