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AB-1217 Alcoholic beverage licenses: historic cemetery.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 23039 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

23039.
 (a) “Public premises” means:
(1) Premises licensed with any type of license other than an on-sale beer license, and maintained and operated for the selling or serving of alcoholic beverages to the public for consumption on the premises, and in which food shall not be sold or served to the public as in a bona fide public eating place, but upon which premises food products may be sold or served incidentally to the sale or service of alcoholic beverages, in accordance with rules prescribed by the department.
(2) Premises licensed with an on-sale beer license, in which food shall not be sold or served to the public as in a bona fide public eating place, and in which sandwiches, salads, desserts, and similar short orders shall not be sold and served, in accordance with rules prescribed by the department.
(b) “Public premises” does not include any of the following:
(b) (1)  “Public premises” does not include railroad  Railroad  dining or club cars, passenger ships, airplanes, or bona fide clubs after the clubs have been lawfully operated for not less than one year; nor does it include historic units of the state park system, premises being operated under a temporary on-sale beer license other than permitted pursuant to Section 24045.5, or on-sale beer licensed stadia, auditoria, fairgrounds, or racetracks; nor does it include nonprofit theater companies licensed pursuant to Section 24045.7; nor does it include theaters licensed pursuant to Section 24045.75; nor does it include winegrowers’ premises. year. 
(2) Historic units of the state park system.
(3) Premises being operated under a temporary on-sale beer license other than permitted pursuant to Section 24045.5, or on-sale beer licensed stadia, auditoria, fairgrounds, or racetracks.
(4) Nonprofit theater companies licensed pursuant to Section 24045.7.
(5) Theaters licensed pursuant to Section 24045.75.
(6) Cemeteries licensed pursuant to Section 24045.76.
(7) Winegrowers’ premises.

SEC. 2.

 Section 24045.76 is added to the Business and Professions Code, to read:

24045.76.
 (a) The department may issue a special on-sale general license to the operator of any for-profit cemetery that is more than 100 years old, on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in, and designated an Historic-Cultural Monument by, the City of Los Angeles, and holds both an endowment care fund and a memorial care fund that are exempt from the payment of income taxes under Section 501(c)(13) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(b) The special on-sale general license shall permit sales, service, and consumption of beer, wine, and distilled spirits on the licensed premises. Any special on-sale general license issued pursuant to this section shall not be subject to the limitations provided by Section 23816 and shall not be required to be operated as a bona fide public eating place.
(c) A special on-sale general license described by this section shall not be issued until any existing licenses issued by the department to the operator for the premises of the for-profit cemetery are canceled.
(d) (1) The fee for the original special on-sale general license shall be the same as that specified in Section 23954.5 for an original on-sale general license.
(2) The annual license fee for the special on-sale general license shall be the same of that for an on-sale general license.
SEC. 3.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique nature of the cemetery as promoting the long-term preservation of the premises as a hub of social, cultural, and community activity in the City of Los Angeles.
SEC. 4.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.