Bill Summary for S 453 (2021)

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May 11 2021

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Senate Bill 453 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 1, 2021
AN ACT TO CLARIFY THAT A SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT FOR A CONSUMER TASTING IN AN ABC STORE SHALL BE ISSUED IN THE NAME OF 4 THE BUSINESS LISTED ON THE APPLICATION FOR THE PERMIT; TO ALLOW, SUBJECT TO THE ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE, ONLINE ORDERS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FROM ABC STORES; TO ALLOW THE PURCHASE OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR IN BOTTLES WITH PERSONALIZED LABELING; AND TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN EVENT CENTERS TO SEEK A MIXED BEVERAGE PERMIT.
Intro. by Johnson, Britt, deViere.

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Bill summary

Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

Makes organizational changes and adds the following content.

Part II.

Amends GS 18B-800(a), which provides that spirituous liquor can only be sold in ABC stores operated by local boards, to define "sold only in ABC stores operated by local boards" to include online orders placed in accordance with new subsection (c3), as enacted. Enacts new subsection (c3) to authorize ABC stores to accept online orders and payments for alcoholic beverages sold in its store so long as the person picking up the order is 21; subjects authority to the adoption of an ordinance by a county or city so authorizing ABC stores pursuant to new GS 153A-145.9 or GS 160A-205.5. Limits liability under GS 18B-302(a)(2) to when the person knew the purchaser was less than 21 years old at the time the online order was placed.

Enacts GS 153A-145.9 and GS 160A-205.5 to authorize a county or city to adopt an ordinance authorizing its ABC stores to accept an online order for alcoholic beverages sold in its stores.

Directs the ABC Commission to develop, implement, and maintain an internet-based system, or adjust and use any current system it operates, to facilitate the online order of alcoholic beverages sold in participating ABC stores. 

Effective July 1, 2021. 

Part III.

Amends GS 18B-800(c1) to allow special order bottles to be affixed with personalized labeling, including the name of the purchaser on the label, that includes any other labeling requirements set by law.

Amends GS 18B-1105(a)(4) regarding bottles of spirituous liquor sold by a distillery permittee to visitors touring the distillery, to allow the bottles to have a personalized label, including the name of the purchaser on the label, that includes any other labeling requirements set by law.

Effective July 1, 2021.

Part IV.

Enacts new subsection (n2) to GS 18B-1006 to authorize the ABC Commission to issue mixed beverages permits, mixed beverage catering permits, without approval at an election, to eating establishments, hotels, or restaurants, defined in GS 18B-1000(2), (4) and (6), that meet three requirements, including that the establishment is located in a county that has more than two man-made lakes and is open to the public and includes on its premises a hotel with accommodations for 20 or more overnight guests, agritourism activities, and firearm sports. 

Makes conforming clarifying changes to the act's effective date provisions. Makes conforming changes to the act's titles. 

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