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SB-417 Alcoholic beverages: import.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/12/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 417


Introduced by Senator Dodd

February 12, 2021


An act to amend Section 23664 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 417, as introduced, Dodd. Alcoholic beverages: import.
Existing law permits alcoholic beverages to be brought into this state for delivery or use within the state only by common carriers and only when the alcoholic beverages are consigned to a licensed importer, as specified. Existing law specifies that a violation of these provisions is a misdemeanor. Existing law prohibits a railroad, sleeping car, dining car, boat, or steamship company or air common carrier carrying interstate or foreign passengers from being deemed an importer or made subject to an importer’s license for bringing into the state alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale under specified circumstances.
This bill would expand that provision to include a railroad, sleeping car, dining car, boat, or steamship company or air common carrier that brings into the state alcoholic beverages for the purpose of service, as specified. The bill would also allow an air common carrier to purchase all or a portion of its alcoholic beverage inventory outside of the state and to not be deemed an importer or made subject to an importer’s license for bringing alcoholic beverages by truck into the state for the purpose of sale or service within the state on the air common carrier’s airplanes, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 23664 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

23664.
 (a) A railroad, sleeping car, dining car, boat, or steamship company or air common carrier carrying interstate or foreign passengers on trains, boats, or airplanes shall not be deemed to be an importer or subject to an importer’s license for bringing into this State the state alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale or service within this State the state on the trains, cars, boats, or airplanes on which the alcoholic beverages are brought into this State the state exclusively to passengers or employees who are not on duty, and for carrying the same alcoholic beverages or any unsold portion thereof out of this State the state in due course of operation.
(b) In addition to the exclusions specified in subdivision (a), an air common carrier that carries interstate or foreign passengers on airplanes may purchase all or a portion of its alcoholic beverage inventory outside of the state and shall not be deemed to be an importer or be made subject to an importer’s license for bringing alcoholic beverages by truck into the state for the purpose of sale or service within the state on the air common carrier’s airplanes exclusively to passengers or employees who are not on duty.