SB 0433 Revises dram shop liability
LR Number:1801L.05C Fiscal Note:1801-05
Committee:Pensions and General Laws
Last Action:05/18/01 - H Inf Calendar S Bills for Third Reading w/HCS Journal page:
Title:HCS SS SCS SBs 433 & 248
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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HCS/SS/SCS/SBs 433 & 248 - This act addresses "dram shop" liability. The act finds that the consumption of intoxicating beverages, rather than the sale or serving of such beverages, is the proximate cause of any injury inflicted by an intoxicated person. A cause of action may be brought against a person licensed to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises if the sale of the intoxicating liquor was to a person under 21 or who is obviously intoxicated is the proximate cause of the injury or death. The sale to a person under 21 or an obviously intoxicated person must have been done knowingly and proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

This act is similar to SS/SCS/HS/HB 421.