Bill Text - HB114 (2016)

(New Title) establishing beer specialty licenses.


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HB 114 – AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

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HOUSE BILL\t\t114

 

AN ACT\testablishing beer specialty licenses.

 

SPONSORS:\tRep. Murphy, Hills 7

 

COMMITTEE:\tCommerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

\tThis bill establishes beer specialty licenses for retail sales at eligible outlets for off-premises consumption.

 

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Explanation:\tMatter added to current law appears in bold italics.

\t\tMatter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

\t\tMatter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

 

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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Fifteen

 

AN ACT\trelative to grocery sales by stores licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.

 

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

 

\t1  New Section; Beer Specialty License.  Amend RSA 178 by inserting after section 19-c the following new section:

\t178:19-d  Beer Specialty License.

\t\tI.  A beer specialty license may be issued by the commission to any person operating a retail outlet in this state the primary business of which is the sale of beer as defined in RSA 175:1.  A beer specialty license shall allow the licensee to sell beverage, wine, and tobacco products directly to individuals at retail on the premises for consumption off the premises; beer may be sold in such barrels, bottles, or other containers as commission may by rule prescribe.

\t\tII.  Beer specialty licensees shall maintain an inventory of 400 or more selection of beer labels.

\t\tIII.  The commission may establish restrictions on the number of beer specialty licenses held by any person.

\t\tIV.  All sales of beer and tobacco products shall be recorded on cash registers.  No additional registers shall be added during the remainder of the year without prior approval of the commission.  No rebate shall be allowed for cash registers discontinued during the license year.

\t\tV.  The commission may suspend the tobacco or alcohol sales portion of the license separately under the provisions of RSA 179:57.

\t2  New Subparagraph; Fees.  Amend RSA 178:29, II by inserting after subparagraph (c) the following new subparagraph:

\t\t\t(d)  Beer specialty:

\t\t\t\t(1)  1 register $480

\t\t\t\t(2)  2-3 registers $660

\t\t\t\t(3)  4 or more registers $876

\t3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.

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