SB 615
Modifies provisions relating to liquor
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Last Action:
2/22/2012 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee - (4817S.07C)
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2012

Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 615 - Under current law, anyone who possesses a license to sell liquor in the original package may apply for an additional license to sell liquor on Sundays from 9 a.m. until midnight. In addition, various laws give certain specified establishments, such as airline clubs, places of amusement, and restaurant bars, the opportunity to apply for a license to sell liquor by the drink at retail on Sundays.

This act allows any liquor license holder to apply for a license to sell liquor at retail on Sundays from 9 a.m. until midnight except certain establishments in St. Louis and Kansas City that can apply for such licenses under different statutory authority. The statutory authority for such establishments in St. Louis and Kansas City is modified so that they do not have to serve food in addition to liquor.

The cost of the general Sunday license is $200. In addition, this act repeals statutes that allowed Sunday liquor licenses for specific types of license holders because those licensees can apply for the Sunday license under this act.

Opening times for other establishments that have a license to serve liquor seven days a week are changed to 9 a.m.

In addition, caterers who have a special license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail may also sell intoxicating liquor in the original package under this act.

This act reduces from 45 to 20 the different types of draft beer that a restaurant bar without an on-site brewery must serve in order to sell 32 fluid ounces or more of such beer to customers for consumption off the premises of such bar.

In addition, this act allows holders of a license to sell alcohol by the drink at retail to utilize table tap dispensing systems at their establishments. These dispensing systems allow patrons, upon the authorization of an employee at the establishment, to dispense their own beer. Only 32 ounces of beer per patron may be dispensed per authorization. No law or rule shall be interpreted as allowing distributors, manufacturers, or wholesalers to furnish or service such dispensing systems.

This act contains provisions identical to the truly agreed to and finally passed version of SS/SCS/HCS/HB 1498 (2012) and SB 31 (2011).