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500-feet-from-school Limit For Beer Code Retailers

Concerning a limitation on the location of a building in which fermented malt beverages are sold at retail in proximity to certain educational institutions.
2018 Regular Session
Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Bill Summary

Alcohol beverages - licensing - retail establishments - conditions and limitations - proximity to schools. With limited exceptions, current law prohibits a licensing authority from receiving or acting upon a license application under the "Colorado Liquor Code" for the retail sale of alcohol beverages if the building in which the alcohol beverages will be sold is located within 500 feet of a public or parochial school or a college, university, or seminary. A local government may eliminate or reduce the distance restrictions.

The act applies the same distance restrictions, with the same limited exceptions and authority of a local government to reduce or eliminate the restrictions, to any fermented malt beverage retailer licensed on or after May 24, 2018, under the "Colorado Beer Code" to sell fermented malt beverages at retail or any fermented malt beverage retailer that applies on or after May 24, 2018, to relocate its licensed premises.

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


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Bill Text

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