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Substitute Senate Bill No. 382

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-7

AN ACT CONCERNING PACKAGE STORE PERMITS AND RETAIL SALES OF BEER AND WINE BY NONPROFIT PUBLIC TELEVISION CORPORATIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (a) of section 30-37d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) A nonprofit public television corporation permit shall allow the retail sale of BEER AND wine at auction, provided the auction is held as part of a fund-raising event to benefit the tax-exempt activities of the nonprofit public television corporation. Each permit shall allow the sale of wine at a single auction only. A maximum of [two] THREE such permits may be issued to one nonprofit public television corporation in any calendar year. The fee for a nonprofit public television corporation permit shall be twenty-five dollars for each permit.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 30-37a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) "Nonprofit public museum" means any public museum organized for nonprofit, charitable, literary and educational purposes [and having over one hundred thousand square feet for public display purposes.]

Sec. 3. Subsection (a) of section 30-48 of the general statutes, as amended by section 5 of public act 95-161 and section 51 of public act 95-195, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) No backer or permittee of one class shall be a backer or permittee of any other class except in the case of any class of airport, railroad, airline and boat permits, except that: A backer of a hotel or restaurant permit may be a backer in both such classes and a backer of a restaurant or cafe permit may be a backer of both such classes; a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a bowling establishment permit; a backer of a restaurant permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both, when such restaurant is within a coliseum; a backer of a hotel permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both; a backer of a coliseum permit may be a backer of a coliseum concession permit; a backer of a coliseum concession permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit; a backer of a university permit may be a backer of a nonprofit theater permit; subject to the discretion of the Department of Consumer Protection, a backer of a permit provided for in section 30-33b, may be a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in said section 30-33b; A BACKER OF A NONPROFIT THEATER PERMIT MAY BE A HOLDER OR BACKER OF A HOTEL PERMIT and a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a special outing facility permit. Any person may be a permittee of more than one permit; and a person may be a permittee under a permit provided for in said section 30-33b, and a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in said section 30-33b. The operator of a racing or jai alai exhibition with pari-mutuel betting licensed by the Gaming Policy Board may be a backer of any permit provided for in said section 30-33b.

Sec. 4. Subsection (a) of section 30-20 of the general statutes, as amended by section 23 of public act 95-195 and section 1 of public act 95-115, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) A package store permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor not to be consumed on the premises, such sales to be made only in sealed bottles or other containers. The holder of a package store permit may, in accordance with regulations adopted by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to the provisions of chapter 54, offer free samples of [wine, cordials, beer that is brewed in this state by a holder of a manufacturer permit as defined in section 30-16, and new products] ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR for tasting on the premises, conduct demonstrations [related to the use of new products] and conduct tastings or demonstrations provided by a permittee or backer of a package store for a nominal charge to charitable nonprofit organizations. Any offering, tasting or demonstration held on permit premises shall be conducted only during the hours a package store is permitted to sell alcoholic liquor under section 30-91 AS AMENDED. No store operating under a package store permit shall sell any commodity other than alcoholic liquor except that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, such store may sell (1) cigarettes, (2) publications, (3) bar utensils, which shall include, but need not be limited to, corkscrews, beverage strainers, stirrers or other similar items used to consume or related to the consumption of alcoholic liquor, (4) gift packages of alcoholic liquor shipped into the state by a manufacturer or out-of-state shipper, provided the dollar value of the nonalcoholic items does not exceed the dollar value of the alcoholic items of the package, (5) nonalcoholic beverages, (6) concentrates used in the preparation of mixed alcoholic beverages, (7) beer and wine-making kits and products related to beer and wine-making kits, (8) ice in any form, (9) articles of clothing imprinted with advertising related to the alcoholic liquor industry, (10) gift baskets or other containers of alcoholic liquor, (11) multiple packages of alcoholic liquors, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 30-1, AS AMENDED provided in all such cases the minimum retail selling price for such alcoholic liquor shall apply, and (12) lottery tickets authorized by the Division of Special Revenue, if licensed as an agent to sell such tickets by said division. A package store permit shall also allow the taking and transmitting of orders for delivery of such merchandise in other states. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a package store permit shall allow the participation in any lottery ticket promotion or giveaway sponsored by the Division of Special Revenue. The annual fee for a package store permit shall be four hundred dollars plus the sum required by section 30-66 AS AMENDED.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage, except that section 2 shall take effect October 1, 1996.

Approved April 2, 1996. Effective as provided in section 5.

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