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Alcohol Beverage Expand Penalty Mitigation

Concerning the expansion of penalty mitigation under the alcohol beverage laws for vendors meeting the definition of a "responsible vendor" as provided by law.
2016 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Civil Law
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

The act requires state and local liquor licensing authorities to consider aggravating and mitigating factors to be considered when assessing penalties for violation of liquor laws, no only when persons under 21 years of age are used to investigate the sale of liquor to underage persons but also when licensees' employees violate certain provisions. The act also requires state and local liquor licensing authorities to consider it a mitigating factor for certain violations, including sales to minors, sales to visibly intoxicated patrons, and other violations approved by rule of the state licensing authority, if a licensee meets the requirements of a 'responsible vendor' as defined by law.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/31/2016 Signed Act PDF
    03/22/2016 Final Act PDF
    03/11/2016 Rerevised PDF
    03/10/2016 Revised PDF
    02/18/2016 Reengrossed PDF
    02/16/2016 Engrossed PDF
    01/25/2016 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details