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H.B. 240

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ALCOHOL SERVICE IN RESTAURANTS

             2     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Janice M. Fisher

             5     
Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to address when a restaurant
             10      may sell, offer for sale, or furnish an alcoholic product.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    modifies the language related to a restaurant licensee confirming that a patron has
             14      the intent to order food as a condition of receiving an alcoholic product; and
             15          .    makes technical changes.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22          32B-6-205, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 307 and 334
             23          32B-6-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapters 307 and 334
             24          32B-6-905, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 334
             25     
             26      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             27          Section 1. Section 32B-6-205 is amended to read:


             28           32B-6-205. Specific operational requirements for a full-service restaurant license.
             29          (1) (a) In addition to complying with Chapter 5, Part 3, Retail Licensee Operational
             30      Requirements, a full-service restaurant licensee and staff of the full-service restaurant licensee
             31      shall comply with this section.
             32          (b) Failure to comply as provided in Subsection (1)(a) may result in disciplinary action
             33      in accordance with Chapter 3, Disciplinary Actions and Enforcement Act, against:
             34          (i) a full-service restaurant licensee;
             35          (ii) individual staff of a full-service restaurant licensee; or
             36          (iii) both a full-service restaurant licensee and staff of the full-service restaurant
             37      licensee.
             38          (2) In addition to complying with Subsection 32B-5-301 (3), a full-service restaurant
             39      licensee shall display in a prominent place in the restaurant a list of the types and brand names
             40      of liquor being furnished through the full-service restaurant licensee's calibrated metered
             41      dispensing system.
             42          (3) In addition to complying with Section 32B-5-303 , a full-service restaurant licensee
             43      shall store an alcoholic product in a storage area described in Subsection (12)(a).
             44          (4) (a) An individual who serves an alcoholic product in a full-service restaurant
             45      licensee's premises shall make a written beverage tab for each table or group that orders or
             46      consumes an alcoholic product on the premises.
             47          (b) A beverage tab required by this Subsection (4) shall list the type and amount of an
             48      alcoholic product ordered or consumed.
             49          (5) A person's willingness to serve an alcoholic product may not be made a condition
             50      of employment as a server with a full-service restaurant licensee.
             51          (6) (a) A full-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish liquor at
             52      the licensed premises on any day during the period that:
             53          (i) begins at midnight; and
             54          (ii) ends at 11:29 a.m.
             55          (b) A full-service restaurant licensee may sell, offer for sale, or furnish beer during the
             56      hours specified in Part 7, On-premise Beer Retailer License, for an on-premise beer retailer,
             57      except that a full-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish beer before
             58      11:30 a.m. on any day.


             59          (7) A full-service restaurant licensee shall maintain at least 70% of its total restaurant
             60      business from the sale of food, which does not include:
             61          (a) mix for an alcoholic product; or
             62          (b) a service charge.
             63          (8) (a) A full-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish an
             64      alcoholic product except [in connection with an order for] after the full-service restaurant
             65      licensee confirms that the patron has the intent to order food prepared, sold, and furnished at
             66      the licensed premises.
             67          (b) A full-service restaurant licensee shall maintain on the licensed premises adequate
             68      culinary facilities for food preparation and dining accommodations.
             69          (9) (a) Subject to the other provisions of this Subsection (9), a patron may not have
             70      more than two alcoholic products of any kind at a time before the patron.
             71          (b) A patron may not have more than one spirituous liquor drink at a time before the
             72      patron.
             73          (c) An individual portion of wine is considered to be one alcoholic product under
             74      Subsection (9)(a).
             75          (10) A patron may consume an alcoholic product only:
             76          (a) at:
             77          (i) the patron's table;
             78          (ii) a counter; or
             79          (iii) a seating grandfathered bar structure; and
             80          (b) where food is served.
             81          (11) (a) A full-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish an
             82      alcoholic product to a patron, and a patron may not consume an alcoholic product at a bar
             83      structure that is not a seating grandfathered bar structure.
             84          (b) At a seating grandfathered bar structure a patron who is 21 years of age or older
             85      may:
             86          (i) sit;
             87          (ii) be furnished an alcoholic product; and
             88          (iii) consume an alcoholic product.
             89          (c) Except as provided in Subsection (11)(d), at a seating grandfathered bar structure a


             90      full-service restaurant licensee may not permit a minor to, and a minor may not:
             91          (i) sit; or
             92          (ii) consume food or beverages.
             93          (d) (i) A minor may be at a seating grandfathered bar structure if the minor is employed
             94      by a full-service restaurant licensee:
             95          (A) as provided in Subsection 32B-5-308 (2); or
             96          (B) to perform maintenance and cleaning services during an hour when the full-service
             97      restaurant licensee is not open for business.
             98          (ii) A minor may momentarily pass by a seating grandfathered bar structure without
             99      remaining or sitting at the bar structure en route to an area of a full-service restaurant licensee's
             100      premises in which the minor is permitted to be.
             101          (12) Except as provided in Subsection 32B-5-307 (3), a full-service restaurant licensee
             102      may dispense an alcoholic product only if:
             103          (a) the alcoholic product is dispensed from:
             104          (i) a grandfathered bar structure;
             105          (ii) an area adjacent to a grandfathered bar structure that is visible to a patron sitting at
             106      the grandfathered bar structure if that area is used to dispense an alcoholic product as of May
             107      12, 2009; or
             108          (iii) an area that is:
             109          (A) separated from an area for the consumption of food by a patron by a solid,
             110      translucent, permanent structural barrier such that the facilities for the storage or dispensing of
             111      an alcoholic product are:
             112          (I) not readily visible to a patron; and
             113          (II) not accessible by a patron; and
             114          (B) apart from an area used:
             115          (I) for dining;
             116          (II) for staging; or
             117          (III) as a lobby or waiting area;
             118          (b) the full-service restaurant licensee uses an alcoholic product that is:
             119          (i) stored in an area described in Subsection (12)(a); or
             120          (ii) in an area not described in Subsection (12)(a) on the licensed premises and:


             121          (A) immediately before the alcoholic product is dispensed it is in an unopened
             122      container;
             123          (B) the unopened container is taken to an area described in Subsection (12)(a) before it
             124      is opened; and
             125          (C) once opened, the container is stored in an area described in Subsection (12)(a); and
             126          (c) any instrument or equipment used to dispense alcoholic product is located in an
             127      area described in Subsection (12)(a).
             128          (13) A full-service restaurant licensee may state in a food or alcoholic product menu a
             129      charge or fee made in connection with the sale, service, or consumption of liquor including:
             130          (a) a set-up charge;
             131          (b) a service charge; or
             132          (c) a chilling fee.
             133          Section 2. Section 32B-6-305 is amended to read:
             134           32B-6-305. Specific operational requirements for a limited-service restaurant
             135      license.
             136          (1) (a) In addition to complying with Chapter 5, Part 3, Retail Licensee Operational
             137      Requirements, a limited-service restaurant licensee and staff of the limited-service restaurant
             138      licensee shall comply with this section.
             139          (b) Failure to comply as provided in Subsection (1)(a) may result in disciplinary action
             140      in accordance with Chapter 3, Disciplinary Actions and Enforcement Act, against:
             141          (i) a limited-service restaurant licensee;
             142          (ii) individual staff of a limited-service restaurant licensee; or
             143          (iii) both a limited-service restaurant licensee and staff of the limited-service restaurant
             144      licensee.
             145          (2) (a) A limited-service restaurant licensee on the licensed premises may not sell, offer
             146      for sale, furnish, or allow consumption of:
             147          (i) spirituous liquor; or
             148          (ii) a flavored malt beverage.
             149          (b) A product listed in Subsection (2)(a) may not be on the premises of a
             150      limited-service restaurant licensee except for use:
             151          (i) as a flavoring on a dessert; and


             152          (ii) in the preparation of a flaming food dish, drink, or dessert.
             153          (3) In addition to complying with Section 32B-5-303 , a limited-service restaurant
             154      licensee shall store an alcoholic product in a storage area described in Subsection (12)(a).
             155          (4) (a) An individual who serves an alcoholic product in a limited-service restaurant
             156      licensee's premises shall make a written beverage tab for each table or group that orders or
             157      consumes an alcoholic product on the premises.
             158          (b) A beverage tab required by this Subsection (4) shall list the type and amount of an
             159      alcoholic product ordered or consumed.
             160          (5) A person's willingness to serve an alcoholic product may not be made a condition
             161      of employment as a server with a limited-service restaurant licensee.
             162          (6) (a) A limited-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish wine
             163      or heavy beer at the licensed premises on any day during the period that:
             164          (i) begins at midnight; and
             165          (ii) ends at 11:29 a.m.
             166          (b) A limited-service restaurant licensee may sell, offer for sale, or furnish beer during
             167      the hours specified in Part 7, On-premise Beer Retailer License, for an on-premise beer retailer,
             168      except that a limited-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish beer
             169      before 11:30 a.m. on any day.
             170          (7) A limited-service restaurant licensee shall maintain at least 70% of its total
             171      restaurant business from the sale of food, which does not include a service charge.
             172          (8) (a) A limited-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish an
             173      alcoholic product except [in connection with an order for] after the limited-service restaurant
             174      licensee confirms that the patron has the intent to order food prepared, sold, and furnished at
             175      the licensed premises.
             176          (b) A limited-service restaurant licensee shall maintain on the licensed premises
             177      adequate culinary facilities for food preparation and dining accommodations.
             178          (9) (a) Subject to the other provisions of this Subsection (9), a patron may not have
             179      more than two alcoholic products of any kind at a time before the patron.
             180          (b) An individual portion of wine is considered to be one alcoholic product under
             181      Subsection (9)(a).
             182          (10) A patron may consume an alcoholic product only:


             183          (a) at:
             184          (i) the patron's table;
             185          (ii) a counter; or
             186          (iii) a seating grandfathered bar structure; and
             187          (b) where food is served.
             188          (11) (a) A limited-service restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish an
             189      alcoholic product to a patron, and a patron may not consume an alcoholic product at a bar
             190      structure that is not a seating grandfathered bar structure.
             191          (b) At a seating grandfathered bar structure a patron who is 21 years of age or older
             192      may:
             193          (i) sit;
             194          (ii) be furnished an alcoholic product; and
             195          (iii) consume an alcoholic product.
             196          (c) Except as provided in Subsection (11)(d), at a seating grandfathered bar structure a
             197      limited-service restaurant licensee may not permit a minor to, and a minor may not:
             198          (i) sit; or
             199          (ii) consume food or beverages.
             200          (d) (i) A minor may be at a seating grandfathered bar structure if the minor is employed
             201      by a limited-service restaurant licensee:
             202          (A) as provided in Subsection 32B-5-308 (2); or
             203          (B) to perform maintenance and cleaning services during an hour when the
             204      limited-service restaurant licensee is not open for business.
             205          (ii) A minor may momentarily pass by a seating grandfathered bar structure without
             206      remaining or sitting at the bar structure en route to an area of a limited-service restaurant
             207      licensee's premises in which the minor is permitted to be.
             208          (12) Except as provided in Subsection 32B-5-307 (3), a limited-service restaurant
             209      licensee may dispense an alcoholic product only if:
             210          (a) the alcoholic product is dispensed from:
             211          (i) a grandfathered bar structure;
             212          (ii) an area adjacent to a grandfathered bar structure that is visible to a patron sitting at
             213      the grandfathered bar structure if that area is used to dispense an alcoholic product as of May


             214      12, 2009; or
             215          (iii) an area that is:
             216          (A) separated from an area for the consumption of food by a patron by a solid,
             217      translucent, permanent structural barrier such that the facilities for the storage or dispensing of
             218      an alcoholic product are:
             219          (I) not readily visible to a patron; and
             220          (II) not accessible by a patron; and
             221          (B) apart from an area used:
             222          (I) for dining;
             223          (II) for staging; or
             224          (III) as a lobby or waiting area;
             225          (b) the limited-service restaurant licensee uses an alcoholic product that is:
             226          (i) stored in an area described in Subsection (12)(a); or
             227          (ii) in an area not described in Subsection (12)(a) on the licensed premises and:
             228          (A) immediately before the alcoholic product is dispensed it is in an unopened
             229      container;
             230          (B) the unopened container is taken to an area described in Subsection (12)(a) before it
             231      is opened; and
             232          (C) once opened, the container is stored in an area described in Subsection (12)(a); and
             233          (c) any instrument or equipment used to dispense alcoholic product is located in an
             234      area described in Subsection (12)(a).
             235          (13) A limited-service restaurant licensee may state in a food or alcoholic product
             236      menu a charge or fee made in connection with the sale, service, or consumption of wine or
             237      heavy beer including:
             238          (a) a set-up charge;
             239          (b) a service charge; or
             240          (c) a chilling fee.
             241          Section 3. Section 32B-6-905 is amended to read:
             242           32B-6-905. Specific operational requirements for a beer-only restaurant license.
             243          (1) (a) In addition to complying with Chapter 5, Part 3, Retail Licensee Operational
             244      Requirements, a beer-only restaurant licensee and staff of the beer-only restaurant licensee


             245      shall comply with this section.
             246          (b) Failure to comply as provided in Subsection (1)(a) may result in disciplinary action
             247      in accordance with Chapter 3, Disciplinary Actions and Enforcement Act, against:
             248          (i) a beer-only restaurant licensee;
             249          (ii) individual staff of a beer-only restaurant licensee; or
             250          (iii) both a beer-only restaurant licensee and staff of the beer-only restaurant licensee.
             251          (2) (a) A beer-only restaurant licensee on the licensed premises may not sell, offer for
             252      sale, furnish, or allow consumption of liquor.
             253          (b) Liquor may not be on the premises of a beer-only restaurant licensee except for use:
             254          (i) as a flavoring on a dessert; and
             255          (ii) in the preparation of a flaming food dish, drink, or dessert.
             256          (3) In addition to complying with Section 32B-5-303 , a beer-only restaurant licensee
             257      shall store beer in a storage area described in Subsection (12)(a).
             258          (4) (a) An individual who serves beer in a beer-only restaurant licensee's premises shall
             259      make a written beverage tab for each table or group that orders or consumes an alcoholic
             260      product on the premises.
             261          (b) A beverage tab required by this Subsection (4) shall list the type and amount of
             262      beer ordered or consumed.
             263          (5) A person's willingness to serve beer may not be made a condition of employment as
             264      a server with a beer-only restaurant licensee.
             265          (6) A beer-only restaurant licensee may sell, offer for sale, or furnish beer during the
             266      hours specified in Part 7, On-premise Beer Retailer License, for an on-premise beer retailer,
             267      except that a beer-only restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish beer before
             268      11:30 a.m. on any day.
             269          (7) A beer-only restaurant licensee shall maintain at least 70% of its total restaurant
             270      business from the sale of food, which does not include a service charge.
             271          (8) (a) A beer-only restaurant may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish beer except [in
             272      connection with an order for] after the beer-only restaurant licensee confirms that the patron
             273      has the intent to order food prepared, sold, and furnished at the licensed premises.
             274          (b) A beer-only restaurant shall maintain on the licensed premises adequate culinary
             275      facilities for food preparation and dining accommodations.


             276          (9) A patron may not have more than two beers at a time before the patron.
             277          (10) A patron may consume a beer only:
             278          (a) at:
             279          (i) the patron's table;
             280          (ii) a grandfathered bar structure; or
             281          (iii) a counter; and
             282          (b) where food is served.
             283          (11) (a) A beer-only restaurant licensee may not sell, offer for sale, or furnish a beer to
             284      a patron, and a patron may not consume an alcoholic product at a bar structure.
             285          (b) Notwithstanding Subsection (11)(a), at a grandfathered bar structure, a patron who
             286      is 21 years of age or older may:
             287          (i) sit;
             288          (ii) be furnished a beer; and
             289          (iii) consume a beer.
             290          (c) Except as provided in Subsection (11)(d), at a grandfathered bar structure, a
             291      beer-only restaurant licensee may not permit a minor to, and a minor may not:
             292          (i) sit; or
             293          (ii) consume food or beverages.
             294          (d) (i) A minor may be at a grandfathered bar structure if the minor is employed by a
             295      beer-only restaurant licensee:
             296          (A) as provided in Subsection 32B-5-308 (2); or
             297          (B) to perform maintenance and cleaning services during an hour when the beer-only
             298      restaurant licensee is not open for business.
             299          (ii) A minor may momentarily pass by a grandfathered bar structure without remaining
             300      or sitting at the bar structure en route to an area of a beer-only restaurant licensee's premises in
             301      which the minor is permitted to be.
             302          (12) A beer-only restaurant licensee may dispense a beer only if:
             303          (a) the beer is dispensed from an area that is:
             304          (i) a grandfathered bar structure; or
             305          (ii) separated from an area for the consumption of food by a patron by a solid,
             306      translucent, permanent structural barrier such that the facilities for the storage or dispensing of


             307      an alcoholic product are not readily visible to a patron, not accessible by a patron, and apart
             308      from an area used for dining, for staging, or as a lobby or waiting area;
             309          (b) the beer-only restaurant licensee uses a beer that is:
             310          (i) stored in an area described in Subsection (12)(a); or
             311          (ii) in an area not described in Subsection (12)(a) on the licensed premises and:
             312          (A) immediately before the beer is dispensed it is in an unopened container;
             313          (B) the unopened container is taken to an area described in Subsection (12)(a) before it
             314      is opened; and
             315          (C) once opened, the container is stored in an area described in Subsection (12)(a); and
             316          (c) any instrument or equipment used to dispense the beer is located in an area
             317      described in Subsection (12)(a).




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