SCS/SB 1001 - This act allows any Kansas City festival district's promotional association to obtain a permit to sell intoxicating liquor and nonintoxicating beer for consumption, and to conduct festival events, at the businesses and common areas within such district. The promotional association must submit a plan to the governing body of the city and receive approval in order to obtain the permit issued by the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. The festival district must provide certain information in their plan to the city, including a legal description of the district and its common area, information about participating businesses, the specific calendar of festival events and their times, a description of the proposed festival activities, including street closures, proof of adequate insurance, and a detailed security plan. Any event shall not last more than forty-eight hours and there shall not be more than six events per month.
Such promotional association may permit customers to leave an establishment within the district after purchasing alcohol and consume the beverage in the district common areas or another establishment, but no person shall be allowed to take a alcoholic beverage outside the festival district boundaries.
If minors are allowed to enter the district, the applicant must ensure they are easily distinguishable from persons of legal age and the method of doing so must be submitted in the plan to the city. The permit holder is solely responsible for any alcohol violations occurring within the common areas. The promotional association may be assessed a civil fine of not more than $5,000 for a violation. If the association is found to be responsible for violations at three separate events, its permit shall be revoked and not reissued.
This act is similar to certain provisions of HCS/HB 913 (2007), SS/SCS/SB 616 (2007), and HB 2421 (2008).
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE