CCS/SCS/HB 101 - This act modifies provisions relating to liquor control.
This act allows any winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler or brewer to provide tasting samples on a licensed retail premises so long as the sample provider has certain permits, permission from the retailer and no money is given to the retailers for the tasting.
The samples may be dispensed by an employee of the sample provider or a sampling service. The sampling service employees must complete a server training program approved by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.
Any remaining samples after the tasting must be returned to the retailer, winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler or brewer.
This provision is identical to SB 160 (2011) and a provision of HCS/HB 889 (2011).
SUNDAY HOURS FOR WINE SHOPS
In addition, this act creates a special liquor license for wine shops to allow them to serve alcohol on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. A wine shop is defined by the act as an establishment that serves wine tastings by the glass out of automated dispensing equipment. There is a $200 fee for the special license.
This provision is identical to SB 287 (2011).
KANSAS CITY LICENSES FOR LIQUOR BY THE DRINK
This act allows licensed establishments in Kansas City to apply for a special license to serve liquor until 3 a.m. The license only covers one day and a person can receive up to six such licenses a year.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE SALES BY CATERERS
Under current law, certain clubs or organizations, caterers, and others who hold a permit to sell liquor at events may sell intoxicating liquor that is not in its original package.
This act allows the permit holders to sell all kinds of liquor in its original package.