Bill Summaries: H73 TEMPORARILY WAIVE ABC PERMIT RENEWAL FEES. (NEW)

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  • Summary date: Aug 16 2021 - More information

    AN ACT TO DEFER CERTAIN ABC PERMIT RENEWAL AND REGISTRATION FEES DUE ON MAY 1, 2021, OR FOR THE PERIOD COVERING MAY 1, 2021, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2022, AND TO FURTHER DEFER PREVIOUSLY DEFERRED PERMIT FEES. SL 2021-105. Enacted Aug. 16, 2021. Effective Aug. 16, 2021. 


  • Summary date: Jul 22 2021 - More information

    Conference committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

    Changes the act's titles.

    Revises the content of Section 1 to specifically direct the ABC Commission to defer payment of fees for ABC permit renewal and registration for the previously enumerated permits for the period of May 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022, until October 1, 2021 (was, September 1, 2021). Now additionally directs the ABC Commission to renew or register without payment the previously enumerated ABC permits that are active as of April 30, 2021, upon a permittee's submission of a current recycling plan pursuant to GS 18B-903(b2) (replacing the previous provision which required ABC permittees whose payment is deferred to comply with State tax laws and submit a recycling plan, with no accompanying directive to the ABC Commission).

    Eliminates the provision which (1) allowed for permittees to request a refund of a prepaid fee deferred by Section 1 and (2) required repayment of the refunded fee by September 1, 2021. Instead, (1) allows for any permittee who has paid a fee that was deferred pursuant to Section 1 of SL 2020-94, as amended, or Section 3 of SL 2021-2, as amended, to request a refund for the total amount of the fee and (2) requires the ABC Commission to collaborate with the Department of Public Safety to refund the total fee amount to the permittee within 30 days of receipt of the authorized request.

    Revises the proposed changes to Section 1 of SL 2020-94, as amended, to provide that fee payment for renewal or registration of an ABC permit is not required for those permits held by permittees subject to an order of closure under Section 8 of Executive Order No. 141, during the 2020-21 permit year until October 1, 2021 (was, September 1, 2021). Eliminates the requirement for a permittee who delays payment pursuant to this Section to comply with State tax laws and submit a recycling plan pursuant to State law by September 1, 2021.

    Revises the proposed changes to Section 3 of SL 2021-2 to require an ABC permittee who has requested a refund of fees for renewal or registration to repay the fee by October 1, 2021, or within 10 business days thereafter (was, by September 1, 2021).

    Establishes that any permittee requesting permit renewal or registration for which payment is not deferred by Section 1 of the act must pay the required permit fee by April 30, 2022. Prohibits the ABC Commission from canceling or moving to inactive status any permit under the act unless payment is not received by April 30, 2022. 


  • Summary date: Apr 1 2021 - More information

    Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Changes the act's titles.

    Revises the content of Section 1 to defer ABC permit renewal and registration fees for the previously enumerated permits for the period of May 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022, until September 1, 2021 (previously, required the ABC Commission to renew the specified permits during the same period without payment so long as the permit was active as of April 30, 2021, and the permittee submitted a current recycling plan pursuant to state law). Requires ABC permittees whose payment is deferred to comply with state tax laws and submit a recycling plan. Makes changes to refer to "deferred" fees rather than "waived" fees. Adds a new specification to require permittees who prepaid a deferred fee and requested and received a refund from the ABC Commission to repay the fee by September 1, 2021. 

    Revises the proposed changes to Section 1 of SL 2020-94, as amended, to provide that fee payment for renewal or registration of an ABC permit is not required for those permits held by permittees subject to an order of closure under Section 8 of Executive Order No. 141, during the 2020-21 permit year until September 1, 2021. Requires compliance with state tax laws and submission of a recycling plan by September 1, 2021 (previously, eliminated fee payment requirement totally, and eliminated tax and recycling plan compliance).

    Revises the proposed changes to Section 3 of SL 2021-2 to require an ABC permittee who has requested a refund of fees for renewal or registration to repay the fee by September 1, 2021 (previously, eliminated fee payment requirement).


  • Summary date: Mar 4 2021 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition. Requires a permittee to submit a current recycling plan to the ABC Commission before the Commission will renew or register the previously specified ABC permit without payment. Adds in references to the statutes that authorize the issuance of the listed permits.

    Amends Section 1 of SL 2020-94, as amended, to provide that fee payment for renewal or registration of an ABC permit is not required for those permits held by permittees subject to an order of closure under Section 8 of Executive Order No. 141, during the 2020-21 permit year (previously delayed payment and set out procedure and requirements for requesting the delay).

    Amends Section 3 of SL 2021-2 to no longer require an ABC permittee who has requested a refund of fees for renewal or registration to repay the fee.


  • Summary date: Feb 11 2021 - More information

    Requires the ABC Commission, for the period from May 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022, to renew or register without payment all of the following ABC permits that are active as of April 30, 2021: (1) on-premises malt beverage permit; (2) on-premises unfortified wine permit; (3) on-premises fortified wine permit; (4) mixed beverages permit; (5) culinary permit; (6) mixed beverages catering permit; (7) guest room cabinet permit; (8) wine tasting permit; (9) wine shop permit; (10) malt beverage tasting permit; (11) spirituous liquor tasting permit; (12) antique spirituous liquor permit; and (13) common area entertainment permit.

    Allows any ABC permittee who has prepaid a fee that is waived under this act to request a refund. Requires the ABC Commission, in collaboration with the Department of Public Safety, to refund the prepaid fees no later than 30 days from the date it receives a refund request.


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