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First Substitute H.B. 312

Representative V. Lowry Snow proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
DRAMSHOP AMENDMENTS

             2     
2014 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: V. Lowry Snow

             5     
Senate Sponsor: Todd Weiler

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act to address dramshop insurance.
             10      Highlighted Provisions:
             11          This bill:
             12          .    modifies language addressing the amount of dramshop coverage a retail licensee is
             13      required to carry;
             14          .    provides a transition process; and
             15          .    makes technical changes.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
             20          This bill provides revisor instructions.
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23           32B-5-201 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             24           32B-8-202 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 334
             25      Utah Code Sections Affected by Revisor Instructions:


             26           32B-5-201 , as enacted by Laws of Utah 2010, Chapter 276
             27           32B-8-202 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2011, Chapter 334
             28     
             29      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             30          Section 1. Section 32B-5-201 is amended to read:
             31           32B-5-201. Application requirements for retail license.
             32          (1) (a) Before a person may store, sell, offer for sale, furnish, or permit consumption of
             33      an alcoholic product on licensed premises as a retail licensee, the person shall first obtain a
             34      retail license issued by the commission, notwithstanding whether the person holds a local
             35      license or a permit issued by a local authority.
             36          (b) Violation of this Subsection (1) is a class B misdemeanor.
             37          (2) To obtain a retail license under this title, a person shall submit to the department:
             38          (a) a written application in a form prescribed by the department;
             39          (b) a nonrefundable application fee in the amount specified in the relevant part under
             40      Chapter 6, Specific Retail License Act, for the type of retail license for which the person is
             41      applying;
             42          (c) an initial license fee:
             43          (i) in the amount specified in the relevant part under Chapter 6, Specific Retail License
             44      Act, for the type of retail license for which the person is applying; and
             45          (ii) that is refundable if a retail license is not issued;
             46          (d) written consent of the local authority;
             47          (e) a copy of the person's current business license;
             48          (f) evidence of proximity to any community location, with proximity requirements
             49      being governed by Section 32B-1-202 ;
             50          (g) a bond as specified by Section 32B-5-204 ;
             51          (h) a floor plan, and boundary map where applicable, of the premises of the retail
             52      license, including any:
             53          (i) consumption area; and
             54          (ii) area where the person proposes to store, sell, offer for sale, or furnish an alcoholic
             55      beverage;
             56          (i) evidence that the retail licensee is carrying public liability insurance in an amount


             57      and form satisfactory to the department;
             58          (j) subject to Subsection (5), evidence that the retail licensee is carrying dramshop
             59      insurance coverage of at least $1,000,000 per [occurrence and] person, $2,000,000 [in the
             60      aggregate] per occurrence, and $2,000,000 per year aggregate;
             61          (k) a signed consent form stating that the retail licensee will permit any authorized
             62      representative of the commission, department, or any law enforcement officer to have
             63      unrestricted right to enter the premises of the retail licensee;
             64          (l) if the person is an entity, proper verification evidencing that a person who signs the
             65      application is authorized to sign on behalf of the entity; and
             66          (m) any other information the commission or department may require.
             67          (3) The commission may not issue a retail license to a person who:
             68          (a) is disqualified under Section 32B-1-304 ; or
             69          (b) is not lawfully present in the United States.
             70          (4) Unless otherwise provided in the relevant part under Chapter 6, Specific Retail
             71      License Act, the commission may not issue a retail license to a person if the licensed premises
             72      does not meet the proximity requirements of Section 32B-1-202 .
             73          (5) (a) On or after July 1, 2014, a retail licensee shall comply with the changes made in
             74      this bill related to dramshop insurance coverage as follows:
             75          (i) for an initial retail license, at the time the application is submitted for the new retail
             76      license; and
             77          (ii) for a renewal of a retail license, at the time the retail licensee renews its insurance
             78      policy that includes dramshop insurance coverage or obtains a new insurance policy that
             79      includes dramshop insurance coverage, but by no later than July 1, 2015.
             80          (b) The department shall include in its notification of the time to renew a retail license,
             81      a notice of the new dramshop insurance coverage amounts in this bill.
             82          Section 2. Section 32B-8-202 is amended to read:
             83           32B-8-202. Specific licensing requirements for resort license.
             84          (1) To obtain a resort license, in addition to complying with Chapter 5, Part 2, Retail
             85      Licensing Process, a person shall submit with the written application:
             86          (a) the current business license for each sublicense, if the business license is separate
             87      from the person's business license;


             88          (b) evidence:
             89          (i) of proximity of the resort building to any community location, with proximity
             90      requirements being governed by Section 32B-1-202 ;
             91          (ii) that each of the four or more sublicense premises is entirely within the boundaries
             92      of the resort building; and
             93          (iii) that the building designated in the application as the resort building qualifies as a
             94      resort building;
             95          (c) a description and boundary map of the resort building;
             96          (d) a description, floor plan, and boundary map of each sublicense premises
             97      designating:
             98          (i) any location at which the person proposes that an alcoholic product be stored; and
             99          (ii) a designated location on the sublicense premises from which the person proposes
             100      that an alcoholic product be sold, furnished, or consumed;
             101          (e) Subject to Subsection (6), evidence that the resort license person carries dramshop
             102      insurance coverage equal to the sum of at least $1,000,000 per [occurrence and] person,
             103      $2,000,000 [in the aggregate] per occurrence, and $2,000,000 per year aggregate, to cover both
             104      the general resort license and each sublicense; and
             105          (f) a signed consent form stating that the person will permit any authorized
             106      representative of the commission, department, or any law enforcement officer to have
             107      unrestricted right to enter the boundary of the resort building and each sublicense premises.
             108          (2) (a) A resort license expires on October 31 of each year.
             109          (b) To renew a person's resort license, the person shall comply with the requirements of
             110      Chapter 5, Part 2, Retail Licensing Process, by no later than September 30.
             111          (3) (a) The nonrefundable application fee for a resort license is $300.
             112          (b) The initial license fee for a resort license is calculated as follows:
             113          (i) $10,000 if four sublicenses are being applied for under the resort license; or
             114          (ii) if more than four sublicenses are being applied for under the resort license, the sum
             115      of:
             116          (A) $10,000; and
             117          (B) $2,000 for each sublicense in excess of four sublicenses for which the person is
             118      applying.


             119          (c) The renewal fee for a resort license is $1,000 for each sublicense under the resort
             120      license.
             121          (4) (a) The bond amount required for a resort license is the penal sum of $25,000.
             122          (b) A resort licensee is not required to have a separate bond for each sublicense, except
             123      that the aggregate of the bonds posted by the resort licensee shall cover each sublicense under
             124      the resort license.
             125          (5) The commission may not issue a resort license for a resort building that does not
             126      meet the proximity requirements of Section 32B-1-202 .
             127          (6) (a) On or after July 1, 2014, a resort licensee shall comply with the changes made in
             128      this bill related to dramshop insurance coverage as follows:
             129          (i) for an initial resort license, at the time the application is submitted for the new
             130      resort license; and
             131          (ii) for a renewal of a resort license, at the time the resort licensee renews its insurance
             132      policy that includes dramshop insurance coverage or obtains a new insurance policy that
             133      includes dramshop insurance coverage, but by no later than July 1, 2015.
             134          (b) The department shall include in its notification of the time to renew a resort license,
             135      a notice of the new dramshop insurance coverage amounts in this bill.
             136          Section 3. Effective date.
             137          This bill takes effect on July 1, 2014.
             138          Section 4. Revisor instructions.
             139          The Legislature intends that the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel, in
             140      preparing the Utah Code database for publication, replace the language in Subsections
             141      32B-5-201 (5) and 32B-8-202 (6), from "this bill" with the bill's designated chapter and section
             142      number in the Laws of Utah.


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