HB605 (2009) Detail

Relative to employment of minors by liquor licensees.


HB 605 - AS INTRODUCED

2009 SESSION

09-0497

03/10

HOUSE BILL 605

AN ACT relative to employment of minors by liquor licensees.

SPONSORS: Rep. S. Harvey, Hills 21; Rep. Charron, Rock 7; Rep. Gile, Merr 10

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

ANALYSIS

This bill modifies restrictions on the employment of minors by liquor licensees.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09-0497

03/10

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT relative to employment of minors by liquor licensees.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Employment of Minors. Amend RSA 179:23, I-IV to read as follows:

I. No licensee shall employ any minor, with or without compensation, to serve or otherwise handle liquor or beverages, except that off-premises licensees may employ minors of not less than 15 years of age when beverages or wine is sold in the original container and delivered in the place of business of the seller, or at the vehicle of the buyer parked on or adjacent to the premises of the seller. To act as a cashier in a selling capacity a minor shall be at least 16 years of age, providing a person at least [18] 21 years of age is in attendance and is designated in charge of the employees and business.

II. An on-premises licensee may employ any person not less than 18 years of age to serve or otherwise handle liquor and beverages while employed as a waiter, waitress, bartender, or hostess in a licensed premises. Minors not less than 15 years of age may be employed in dining areas and minors not less than 16 years of age may be employed in lounge areas to clean tables, remove empty containers and glasses, and assist in stocking. A person at least [18] 21 years of age shall be in attendance and be designated in charge of the employees and business.

III. The provisions of this section shall in no way prohibit an on-premises or off-premises licensee from employing persons 18 years of age or older to sell, serve, or otherwise handle liquor or beverages or to be left in charge of the employees and the business during hours when liquor or beverages are not sold or served.

IV. Each licensee shall designate one or more persons to be in charge of the premises. Each designated person in charge shall file an affidavit with the commission attesting to the fact such person is [18] 21 years of age or older and has not been convicted of a felony. For the purposes of this section, any corporate officer or member of a limited liability company shall be deemed to be a person in charge of the licensed premises. For the purposes of this section, any person designated as a person in charge by a licensee shall be considered so designated for all licenses held by the licensee. The commission shall maintain records of all affidavits filed by licensees.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2010.

Links

HB605 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB605 Revision: 13723 Date: Jan. 23, 2009, midnight

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