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s_fin_2017a_2017-03-21t13:33:55z3 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/21/2017

Location: RM 271

Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB17-199



SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Refer Senate Bill 17-199 to the Committee on Appro PASS







02:00 PM -- SB17-199



Senators Kerr and Neville, co-prime sponsors, presented Senate Bill 17-199. Under the introduced bill, beginning July 1, 2017, a retail liquor store licensee that is licensed on or before January 1, 2017, and has a majority of owners who have either resided in Colorado for at least two years or operated a business in Colorado for at least ten years, may obtain additional liquor licenses based on the bill's requirements. In order to obtain additional licenses, eligible retail liquor stores must apply to transfer ownership of at least two retail liquor stores that were licensed on or before July 1, 2017, and all retail liquor store licenses within the radius restriction, and merge the licenses into single retail liquor store license. The retail liquor stores that are merged must be in the same local licensing authority jurisdiction as the applicant's proposed location. If there are fewer than two licensed retail liquor stores in the jurisdiction, the applicant must apply to transfer ownership of retail liquor stores in the next nearest jurisdiction. The new licensed location must meet the radius requirement in current law. Under current law, a retail liquor store licensee that is a Colorado resident and was licensed on or before January 1, 2016, may obtain additional retail liquor store licenses based on a phased-in schedule in statute. Additional licenses may not be within 1,500 feet of another premises licensed for retail sales, or within 3,000 feet of another licensed retail premises in a municipality with a population of 10,000 or less.



02:02 PM --
Rufus Nagel, representing Molly's Spirits, testified in support of the bill.



02:03 PM --
Andrew Gitin, representing Happy Canyon Liquors, testified in support of the bill.



02:03 PM --
Jim Shpall, representing Applejack Liquors, testified in support of the bill.



02:10 PM --
Jeanne McEvoy, representing the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. McEvoy responded to a committee question.





02:12 PM



Senators Kerr and Neville wrapped up their presentation of SB 17-199.

BILL: SB17-199
TIME: 02:12:35 PM
MOVED: Neville T.
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 17-199 to the Committee on Appropriations. The motion passed on a vote of 3-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Court
No
Kerr
Yes
Tate
Excused
Hill
Yes
Neville T.
Yes
Final YES: 3 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS














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