HB 485-FN - AS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 485-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Bixby, Straf. 17; Rep. O'Connor, Rock. 6; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. S. Beaudoin, Straf. 9; Rep. Bartlett, Merr. 19; Rep. McConnell, Rock. 11; Sen. Watters, Dist 4
COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs
This bill allows the liquor commission to issue a one day special license to the owner or manager of a farm to have a dinner serving New Hampshire made beverages and wine.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(w) One Day Licenses for Dinners at Farms Featuring New Hampshire Produced Beverages and Liquor.
(1) The commission may issue a limited license to any responsible individual representing an operational farm in New Hampshire. Such license shall authorize the licensee to sell, on premises approved by the commission, beverages and liquor on the approved premises.
(2) No license shall be issued under subparagraph (w)(1) unless the farm's representative obtains:
(A) Official approval of the chief of the local fire department as to the safety of the premises.
(B) Official approval of the local health department concerning sanitary accommodations.
(C) Official approval of the chief of police as to accessibility of the premises. Written statements from such officials shall accompany the application for the license. Such application shall be filed with the commission 15 days before the date on which the license is needed.
(3) No person under the age of 18 shall be allowed in those areas where liquor and beverages are served, unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or adult spouse. The selectmen of the town in which such licenses are held may, at their discretion, assign police officers to the premises where liquor or beverages are being served.
(4) No license shall be issued under subparagraph (w)(1) for premises holding other licenses issued by the commission. The commission or its investigators may suspend without warning any license issued under subparagraph (w)(1) if, in their opinion, such sale of liquor and beverages is contrary to the public interest.
HB 485-FN- FISCAL NOTE
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ X ] Other - Liquor Fund
This bill allows the Liquor Commission to issue a one day special license to the owner or manager of a farm to have a dinner serving New Hampshire made beverages and wine.
The Liquor Commission indicates this bill would increase liquor fund revenue and expenditures by an indeterminable amount. The Commission made the following assumptions concerning the fiscal impact of the bill:
New Hampshire Liquor Commission
|Jan. 3, 2019||Introduced 01/03/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 3 P. 16|
|Jan. 24, 2019||Public Hearing: 01/24/2019 11:00 am LOB 302|
|Feb. 6, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/06/2019 11:30 am LOB 302|
|Feb. 6, 2019||==RECESSED== Executive Session: 02/06/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302|
|Feb. 13, 2019||Subcommittee Work Session: 02/13/2019 10:00 am LOB 302|
|Feb. 13, 2019||==CONTINUED== Executive Session: 02/13/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302|
|Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 20-0; CC)|
|March 7, 2019||Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 03/07/2019 (Vote 20-0; CC) HC 14 P. 3|
|March 7, 2019||Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 03/07/2019 HJ 8 P. 4|
|Jan. 24, 2019||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 6, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|Feb. 13, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|March 7, 2019||House||Floor Vote|