Bill Details - HB485 (2019)

HB 485-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0505

08/03

 

HOUSE BILL 485-FN

 

AN ACT creating a one-day license for alcoholic beverages served at dinners hosted at farms.

 

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

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

 

ANALYSIS

 

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.

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0505

08/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT creating a one-day license for alcoholic beverages served at dinners hosted at farms.

 

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

 

1  New Subparagraph; One Day License; Farm.  Amend RSA 178:22, V by inserting after subparagraph (u) the following new subparagraph:

(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. 

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect upon its passage

 

LBAO

19-0505

12/31/18

 

HB 485-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT creating a one-day license for alcoholic beverages served at dinners hosted at farms.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [ X ] State              [    ] County               [    ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

 

Estimated Increase / (Decrease)

STATE:

FY 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

FY 2023

   Appropriation

$0

$0

$0

$0

   Revenue

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

   Expenditures

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Indeterminable Increase

Funding Source:

  [    ] General            [    ] Education            [    ] Highway           [ X ] Other - Liquor Fund

 

 

 

 

 

METHODOLOGY:

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:

  • It is not clear what constitutes an operational farm making it impossible to estimate who is eligible, how many applications for license may be received or how much additional license revenue would be received.
  • Limiting purchases to New Hampshire produced beverages and liquor would create a new auditing responsibility to ensure licensees are only serving such products.  Any such auditing costs would depend on the number of licenses issued.
  • The Commission would need to adopt rules to establish the agency action imposed on non-conforming licensees.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

New Hampshire Liquor Commission

 

Docket

Date Status
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

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 24, 2019 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2019 House Exec Session
Feb. 13, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
March 7, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB485 Revision: 4765 Date: Jan. 15, 2019, 9:19 a.m.