Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores

Last updated: Jun 12, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: Alcohol / Tobacco / Guns
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Eric Brakey, Senate 20 - Androscoggin County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 34

Position:

Monitoring

UPDATE: This bill received a divided report from the committee, but has not yet been reported out as of May 1.

UPDATE: This bill is tabled in Committee

Summary:

This bill allows certain tobacco specialty stores to be licensed as a cigar lounge, which may serve nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages. A cigar lounge may not sell cigarettes or prepare food on premises for sale. A tobacco specialty store that is a cigar lounge must provide notice about the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke to applicants for employment and employees. The cigar lounge license fee is $100.