House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Adds an appropriation of $250,000 for 2021-22 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Safety to be allocated to the Alcoholic Beverage Commission for the design and development of a system to create, maintain, and disseminate the record required by new GS 18B-204(b3); provides that the funds do not revert at the end of 2021-22 fiscal year. Effective July 1, 2021. Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.
Makes the changes to GS 18B-204 effective January 1, 2022 (was, July 1, 2021).
Bill H 669 (2021)Summary date: May 10 2021 - View summary
Bill H 669 (2021-2022)Summary date: Apr 22 2021 - View summary
Amends GS 18B-204 by requiring the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (Commission) to make a good-faith effort, without discrimination, to make all spirituous liquor it distributes available to all local boards. Requires the adoption of rules on the ordering of spirituous liquor by local boards. Prohibits a contractor that has entered into a warehousing contract under the statute from providing a local board with information that gives one board an advantage over another board on product selection, availability, or otherwise obtaining spirituous liquor distributed by the Commission. Violations are grounds to terminate the contract. Requires the Commission tp keep a record of all products that the Commission either (1) limits distribution of due to limited availability or (2) allocates the distribution of to local boards. Requires the record to be available to local boards and sets out information that must be included in the records for all limited distribution or allocated products received by the Commission. Makes additional technical and clarifying changes. Effective July 1, 2021, and applies to all spirituous liquor received or distributed on or after that date.