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AB-1586 Alcoholic beverage control: on-sale general licenses: counties.(2021-2022)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1586


Introduced by Committee on Governmental Organization (Assembly Members Frazier (Chair), Bigelow (Vice Chair), Aguiar-Curry, Berman, Cooley, Cooper, Daly, Davies, Gipson, Jones-Sawyer, Lackey, Low, Mathis, Quirk-Silva, Ramos, Robert Rivas, Salas, and Smith)

March 17, 2021


An act to amend Section 23827 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverage control.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1586, as introduced, Committee on Governmental Organization. Alcoholic beverage control: on-sale general licenses: counties.
Existing law, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, which is administered by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, regulates the application for, and issuance and suspension of, alcoholic beverage licenses. Existing law creates various types of on-sale general licenses. Existing law authorizes the department to issue 4 additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places for premises that have a seating capacity for 100 or more diners in a county where the inhabitants number less than 7,000 and the major economy of the county is dependent on continual use of that county’s recreational facilities. Existing law prohibits a license of this type from being transferred from one county to another.
This bill would additionally require that the economy of a county in which the licenses described above may be issued also be dependent on tourism. The bill would prohibit the transfer of these licenses to any premises that do not qualify under the provisions pursuant to which these licenses are issued.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 23827 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

23827.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county where the inhabitants number less than 7,000 and where the major economy of that county is dependent upon tourism and the continual use of that county’s recreational facilities facilities, the department may issue four additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places. Any premises to qualify for a license under this section shall have a seating capacity for 100 or more diners. In no event shall more than four such licenses be issued under this section.

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(b) In issuing the licenses provided for in this section, the department shall follow the procedure set forth in Section 23961.

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(c) A license issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferred from one county to another. another, nor shall it be transferred to any premises not qualifying under this section.