HB1151 (2024) Detail

(New Title) relative to the carrying of alcoholic beverages on hotel premises and monthly deposits from the liquor commission to the general fund.


HB 1151 - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE

 

28Mar2024... 0768h

2024 SESSION

24-2141

08/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1151

 

AN ACT relative to the carrying of alcoholic beverages on hotel premises and monthly deposits from the liquor commission to the general fund.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Spillane, Rock. 2; Rep. Ulery, Hills. 13; Rep. Notter, Hills. 12; Rep. T. Lekas, Hills. 38; Rep. Moffett, Merr. 4; Rep. Kofalt, Hills. 32; Rep. Cambrils, Merr. 4; Sen. Murphy, Dist 16; Sen. Pearl, Dist 17

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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AMENDED ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows a guest of a hotel to purchase a drink at a hotel bar or restaurant and carry it back to the guest's room.

 

This bill also requires the liquor commission to make a monthly deposit to the general fund.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

28Mar2024... 0768h 24-2141

08/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to the carrying of alcoholic beverages on hotel premises and monthly deposits from the liquor commission to the general fund.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraphs; Restrictions on Serving and Congregating of Patrons.  Amend RSA 179:27 by inserting after paragraph II the following new paragraphs:

III. Stages or designated performing areas and areas designated for entertainers may be approved areas of service.

IV. Notwithstanding paragraphs I and II, a hotel guest may purchase an alcoholic beverage, or bottle of wine, at a hotel lounge, as described in RSA 178:22, V(k) or hotel full-service restaurants as described in RSA 178:21, II(b) and may carry the alcoholic beverage or partially consumed bottle of wine from the lounge or dining room to the guest’s room. For the purposes of this paragraph, the number of alcoholic beverages shall be limited to the number of registered guests to that room who are 21 years of age or older. For the purposes of this paragraph, any partially consumed bottle of wine shall be securely sealed.

2  The Liquor Commission; Funds.  Amend RSA 176:16, I to read as follows:

I. Except as provided in paragraph II, the state treasurer shall credit all gross revenue derived by the commission from the sale of liquor, or from license fees, and interest received on such moneys, to a special fund, to be known as the liquor commission fund, from which the treasurer shall pay all expenses of the commission incident to the administration of this title. Any balance left in such fund after such expenses are paid shall be deposited in the general fund on a [daily] monthly basis.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Amendments

Date Amendment
March 20, 2024 2024-0768h

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 6, 2024 House Hearing
March 13, 2024 House Exec Session
March 13, 2024 House Floor Vote
April 24, 2024 Senate Hearing

Bill Text Revisions

HB1151 Revision: 41441 Date: March 28, 2024, 11:07 a.m.
HB1151 Revision: 41278 Date: March 20, 2024, 12:52 p.m.
HB1151 Revision: 39618 Date: Nov. 28, 2023, 11:53 a.m.

Docket


April 17, 2024: Hearing: 04/24/2024, Room 100, SH, 09:30 am; SC 16


April 2, 2024: Introduced 03/21/2024 and Referred to Ways and Means; SJ 8


March 28, 2024: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2024-0768h: MA VV 03/28/2024 HJ 10


March 28, 2024: Amendment # 2024-0768h (NT): AA VV 03/28/2024 HJ 10


March 20, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2024-0768h (NT) 03/13/2024 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 12 P. 5


March 7, 2024: Executive Session: 03/13/2024 10:00 am LOB 302-304


Feb. 14, 2024: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/21/2024 10:00 am LOB 302-304


Feb. 7, 2024: Subcommittee Work Session: 02/13/2024 01:00 pm LOB 306-308


Jan. 31, 2024: Public Hearing: 02/06/2024 10:30 am LOB 305


Jan. 3, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/10/2024 02:15 pm LOB 302-304


Nov. 28, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs