SB14-054

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SB14-054 - Alcohol Beverage License Suspensions Fines

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Ability Of An Alcohol Beverage Licensee To Petition The Licensing Authority To Pay A Fine In Lieu Of A License Suspension Ordered By The Licensing Authority.

When the state or a local licensing authority issues a final decision suspending an alcohol beverage license or permit for 14 or fewer days, current law permits an alcohol beverage license or permit holder to petition the licensing authority for permission to pay a fine in lieu of the suspension. The licensing authority, in its sole discretion, may permit the licensee or permit holder to pay a fine if it is satisfied that:

  • Public welfare and morals will not be impaired by allowing the licensee to operate during the suspension period and that payment of a fine achieves the appropriate discipline;
  • The licensee's books and records show, with reasonable accuracy, the licensee's projected loss of sales if the suspension occurs; and
  • The licensee has not had a license or permit suspended or revoked and has not had a suspension stayed by payment of a fine within the last 2 years.

The bill allows a licensee, regardless of the length of an ordered suspension, to petition the licensing authority for permission to pay a fine in lieu of the suspension. Additionally, the licensee may petition to pay a fine, and the licensing authority may grant the petition, regardless of whether the licensee had a license suspended or paid a fine in lieu of a suspension within the prior 2 years. The bill retains the requirement that a licensee must not have had a license or permit revoked within the prior 2 years in order to petition to pay a fine in lieu of a suspension.

Latest update: April 11, 2014
04/11/2014 Governor Signed
04/03/2014 Sent to the Governor
04/03/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/02/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/25/2014 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/24/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/21/2014 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/19/2014 House Committee on Finance Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/06/2014 House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development Refer Unamended to Finance
02/12/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development
02/12/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/11/2014 Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/06/2014 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/27/2014 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended to Finance
01/10/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology