Senate amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends the long title.
Amends GS 18B-600. Amends the list of additional requirements for a city to hold a malt beverage or unfortified wine election, in addition to the requirement that the county have held such an election that was decided against such sale, to require the city to have a population of 500 or more according to the most recent federal decennial census (currently, does not specify when or how the population was to be measured). Adds an additional, alternative requirement that the city have a population of 400 or more, but less than 500, according to the most recent federal decennial census, and had a population of 500 or more according to the prior federal decennial census. Effective when the bill becomes law.
Makes Section 3, which authorizes the ABC Commission to adopt temporary rules, effective when the bill becomes law.
Summary date: Jun 27 2017 - View summary
Summary date: Jun 21 2017 - View summary
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Amends proposed GS 18B-1001(21), which governs Homemade Alcoholic Beverage Competition and Tasting Permits. Makes a technical change, replacing the term licenseewithpermittee. Makes an organizational change and technical changes.
Makes the bill effective August 1 (was, July 1), 2017.
Summary date: Apr 4 2017 - View summary
Amends GS 18B-902(d) to require a $50 fee for applications for homemade alcoholic beverage competitions and tastings permits.
Amends GS 18B-1001 to authorize on-premises malt beverage permittees to host on the permittee's licensed premises, in a part of the premises not open to the general public, homebrew club meetings or events where homemade malt beverages may be consumed by participants of legal age in the meeting or event. Makes technical changes. Authorizes special occasion permittees to further permit hosts to bring donated homemade malt beverages, meads, wines, and fermented fruit juices onto the premises to serve to guests, and authorizes special occasion permits to be issued to nonprofit organizations. Further authorizes limited special occasion permittees to bring donated homemade malt beverages, meads, wines, and fermented fruit juices onto the premises of a business as currently authorized, and to engage in the activities authorized under new subdivision (21). Enacts new subdivision (21), authorizing homemade alcoholic beverage competition and tasting permits. Permittees under new subdivision (21) may host on their licensed premises an organized affair, exhibition, or competition, where the licensee, or the licensee's employee or agent, may serve for consumption on the licensed premises, homemade alcoholic beverages as specified. Provides that the homemade alcoholic beverage permittee is solely liable for any violations of GS Chapter 18B in connection with the affair, exhibition, or competition. Directs the ABC Commission to adopt rules to assure that tastings are not a subterfuge for the unlawful sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages.
Authorizes the ABC Commission to adopt temporary rules to implement this act, remaining in effect until permanent rules replacing them become effective.
Effective July 1, 2017.