HB 115 Modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor
Sponsor: Wasson
LR Number: 0485S.08T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Economic Development
Last Action: 7/11/2017 - Signed by Governor Journal Page:
Title: SS SCS HCS HB 115 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017
House Handler: Shull

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SS/SCS/HCS/HB 115 - This act modifies provisions relating to intoxicating liquor.

IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES - Sec. 302.441

Current law allows repeat DUI offenders required to have an ignition interlock device installed on their vehicles to apply for an exemption to operate a vehicle owned by their employers. Such variances shall not be granted where the offender is self-employed or owns the business entity that owns the vehicle.

This act specifies that variances shall also not be granted when the offender controls the business entity.

This provision is identical to SB 474 (2017).

OPERATING HOURS OF DISTILLERIES - Sec. 311.070

Under current law, vendors of intoxicating liquor at or near distilleries may remain open between the hours of 6:00 AM and midnight, Monday through Saturday, and between the hours of 11:00 AM and 9:00 PM on Sunday. This act changes these operating hours to 6:00 AM through 1:30 AM, Monday through Saturday, and 9:00 AM to midnight on Sunday.

These provisions are identical to SB 392 (2017).

RECREATIONAL RESORTS - Sec. 311.075

Under current law, vendors of intoxicating liquor sold by the drink are required to purchase their liquor inventories from a licensed wholesale dealer. This act creates an exception to this requirement for retailers who hold licenses to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink in close proximity to the grounds of a recreational resort. Such vendors would not be required to purchase from a wholesale dealer any liquor sold which is manufactured in close proximity to the grounds of the recreational resort. The act also permits retailers and their employees, officers, shareholders, and agents to have a financial interest in a distillery near a recreational resort.

Additionally, a licensed holder of a recreational resort distillery may sell liquor produced on its premises to duly licensed wholesalers, so long as the licensed holder of the distillery does not have any financial interest in any Missouri wholesaler's business.

These provisions are identical to SB 271 (2017).

ALCOHOL IN AIRPORTS - Sec. 311.179

This act enables retail establishments selling liquor by the drink within the St. Louis Lambert International Airport or the Kansas City International Airport to apply for a permit which allows patrons to leave the licensed establishment with an alcoholic beverage and carry it into other designated areas within the airport. All such retail establishments in the airport are required to serve their alcoholic beverages in containers

displaying the retailer's name or logo.

SUPERVISOR OF LIQUOR CONTROL - Sec. 311.275, 311.510, & 311.540

The act requires the supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, within the Department of Public Safety, to approve or deny any application for primary American source of supply for any intoxicating liquor product within five working days following the receipt of the properly completed application. Any application that is not approved or denied within five working days shall be considered conditionally approved and the product may be solicited, sold, shipped, ordered, purchased, and received. Applications submitted by applicants located in the state, and exclusively doing business in the state, shall be approved or denied before any such applications originating from other states are approved or denied.

The Supervisor of Liquor Control shall not require product samples prior to approving certain beverages for sale if provided with a certain label, and that the Supervisor shall have sole authority to approve all labels for keg collars, bottles, and cans of such beer or other intoxicating malt liquor and any inspections to determine labeling compliance for such products shall not require approval or inspection by federal authorities.

A designee of the Supervisor of Liquor Control may perform certain functions relating to the duties of that office.

These provisions are similar to provisions of SCS/SB 239 (2017), HCS/HB 29 (2017), HCS/HB 433 (2017) and HCS/HB 895 (2017).

REPEAL OF SHIPPING PROVISIONS - Sec. 311.462

This act repeals certain provisions relating to the shipment and sale of wine for personal use.

This provision is identical to SCS/SB 404 (2017).

JOHN GRANA