Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores
|Category:||Alcohol / Tobacco / Guns|
|Sponsor:||Senator Eric Brakey, Senate 20 - Androscoggin County|
|Bill #:||LD 34|
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
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.