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DIVISION 9. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES [23000 - 25762]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )

CHAPTER 5. Restrictions on Issuance of Licenses [23770 - 23827]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )

ARTICLE 2. Limitation on Number of Licensed Premises [23815 - 23827]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152. )

23815.
  

It is hereby determined that the public welfare and morals require that there be a limitation on the number of premises licensed for the sale of distilled spirits.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152.)

23816.
  

The number of premises for which an onsale general license is issued shall be limited to one for each 2,000, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the county in which the premises are situated. No additional onsale general licenses, other than a renewal or transfer or as permitted by Section 23821, shall be issued in any county where the number of all premises for which onsale general licenses are issued is more than one for each 2,000, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the county. No onsale general license shall be issued in lieu of or upon the cancellation or surrender of an onsale beer and wine license.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 783.)

23817.
  

Until July 1, 1963, the number of premises for which an offsale general license is issued shall be limited to one for each 2,000, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the county in which the premises are situated; and no additional offsale general license, other than a renewal or transfer or as permitted by Section 23821, shall be issued in any county where the number of premises for which all offsale general licenses are issued is more than one for each 2,000, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the county.

On and after July 1, 1963, the number of premises for which an offsale general license is issued shall be limited to one for each 2,500, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the county in which the premises are situated; and no additional offsale general license, other than a renewal or transfer or as permitted by Section 23821, shall be issued in any county where the number of premises for which all offsale general licenses are issued is more than one for each 2,500, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the county.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 783.)

23817.4.
  

The Legislature finds and declares that the public welfare and morals require that there be a limitation on the number of premises licensed for the off sale of beer and wine.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 564, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1998.)

23817.5.
  

(a) (1) The number of premises for which an off-sale beer and wine license is issued shall be limited to one for each 2,500, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the city or county in which the premises are situated. No additional off-sale beer and wine license, other than a renewal or transfer or as permitted by Section 23821, shall be issued in any city or county where the number of premises for which all off-sale beer and wine licenses are issued is more than one for each 2,500, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the city or county.

(2) The number of premises for which an off-sale beer and wine license is issued in a city and county, in combination with the number of premises for which an off-sale general license is issued in a city and county, shall be limited to one for each 1,250, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the city and county in which the premises are situated. No additional off-sale beer and wine license, other than a renewal or transfer or as permitted by Section 23821, shall be issued in any city and county where the number of premises for which all off-sale beer and wine licenses in combination with off-sale general licenses are issued is more than one for each 1,250, or fraction thereof, inhabitants of the city and county.

(b) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a retail off-sale beer and wine replacement license may be issued at a premises that was operated under an existing off-sale beer and wine license no less than 90 days prior to the date of application for the replacement license, provided that the existing licensee is subject to a bankruptcy proceeding and the existing licensee has no right to operate at the premises, or has abandoned the premises of that license.

(2) A replacement license shall not be issued if the existing license has been, or is in the process of being, transferred, or if the existing license has been canceled by the licensee or surrendered by the licensee pursuant to department rule.

(3) An application for a replacement license shall be accompanied by a fee of one hundred dollars ($100) and all conditions imposed upon the existing off-sale beer and wine license at the premises shall be imposed upon the replacement license.

(4) Upon issuance of the replacement license, the off-sale beer and wine license existing at the premises shall be canceled by operation of law. A replacement license shall not be transferred to another premises.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 327, Sec. 8. (SB 937) Effective January 1, 2013.)

23817.7.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 23817.5, the department may approve an application for an off-sale beer and wine license in areas covered by Section 23817.5, if the applicant shows that public convenience or necessity would be served by the issuance, and where all of the following conditions are found to exist:

(1) The applicant premises are located in a crime reporting district that is below that specified pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 23958.4. In considering an application, the department may take into account adjacent crime reporting districts, if the applicant premises are located within 100 feet of the boundaries of any adjacent district. The department shall use an average of reported crimes in the crime reporting district in which the premises are located and reported crimes in any adjacent crime reporting district, if the total of crimes reported in the adjacent district or districts is greater than the crime reporting district in which the premises are located.

(2) The applicant premises are located in an area that falls below the concentration level provided in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 23958.4.

(3) The local governing body of the area in which the applicant premises are located, or its designated subordinate officer or body, determines that public convenience or necessity would be served by the issuance.

(b) The department may impose reasonable conditions on a licensee as may be needed in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare regarding signing, training for responsible beverage sales and hours, and mode of sale.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 931, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2002.)

23817.8.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 23817.5, the department may approve an application for an off-sale beer and wine license by a licensed beer and wine wholesaler, even though the applicant premises will be located in an area having an undue concentration of off-sale beer and wine licenses, as provided in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 23958.4, provided each of the following conditions are met:

(1) The off-sale beer and wine license shall be held at the same location as the beer and wine wholesaler license.

(2) The off-sale beer and wine license shall be restricted to sales solicited and accepted by direct mail, telephone, or on-line computer. The off-sale beer and wine license shall not be used for operations conducted from a retail store open to the public.

(b) The department may impose reasonable conditions on a licensee as may be needed in the interest of the public health, safety, and welfare regarding signing, training for responsible beverage sales, hours, and mode of sale.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 564, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1998.)

23817.9.
  

For the purposes of Section 23817.5, beginning with the year 2000, population shall be determined by the most recent United States decennial census or a single subsequent census between United States decennial censuses validated by the Population Research Unit of the Department of Finance five years after a United States decennial census.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 564, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1998.)

23817.10.
  

Whenever it is made to appear to the department by satisfactory evidence that the population in any city or county has increased by more than 2,500 or multiples of 2,500 inhabitants or the population in a city and county has increased by more than 1,250 or multiples of 1,250 inhabitants since the most recent United States decennial census and if the total number of off-sale beer and wine licenses in that city, county, or city and county does not then exceed the maximum specified in Section 23817.5, the department may issue additional licenses, not to exceed one off-sale beer and wine license for each increase of 2,500 inhabitants in the city or county or for each increase of 1,250 inhabitants in the city and county since the taking of the census.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 564, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1998.)

23818.
  

Population, for the purpose of Sections 23816 and 23817, shall be determined by the most recent United States decennial or special census or a subsequent census validated by the Population Research Unit of the Department of Finance.

(Amended by Stats. 1973, Ch. 806.)

23819.
  

Nothing in this article authorizes the cancellation of any license which may be outstanding in any county in excess of the number authorized by the ratio established in this article, nor shall anything in this article require the issuance of any license in any county because the number of the licenses does not equal the authorized ratio.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 152.)

23820.
  

The department may make all rules consistent with the provisions of Section 22 of Article XX of the Constitution, or the provisions of this division, necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this article, and to restrict the issuance of alcoholic beverage licenses, including seasonal licenses, but not including beer, beer and wine wholesaler’s, and winegrower’s licenses, to a number in any county as the department shall determine is in the interest of public welfare and morals, convenience, or necessity.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 564, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 1998.)

23821.
  

Whenever it is made to appear to the department by satisfactory evidence that the population in any county has increased by more than 2,000 or multiples of 2,000 inhabitants since the most recent United States decennial or special census, and it appears to the department that by reason thereof the inhabitants of the county are unjustly and unfairly discriminated against, and if the total number of on-sale general licenses in such county do not then exceed the maximum specified in Section 23816, the department, subject to the limitation contained in Section 24070, may issue not to exceed one on-sale general license for each increase of 2,000 inhabitants in the county since the taking of the census.

Whenever it is made to appear to the department by satisfactory evidence that the population in any county has increased by more than 2,500 or multiples of 2,500 inhabitants since the most recent United States decennial or special census and it appears to the department that by reason thereof the inhabitants of the county are unjustly and unfairly discriminated against, and if the total number of off-sale general licenses in such county do not then exceed the maximum specified in Section 23817, the department, subject to the limitation contained in Section 24070, may issue not to exceed one off-sale general license for each increase of 2,500 inhabitants in the county since the taking of the census.

Before any applications for new original on-sale general or new original off-sale general or intercounty transfer of off-sale general or on-sale general licenses are accepted, the department shall publish pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code in the county where such new original licenses may be issued or into which off-sale general or on-sale general licenses may be transferred, notice of the department’s intention to receive applications for the issuance of such new original licenses or for the intercounty transfer of off-sale general or on-sale general licenses, setting forth the date, time, manner and place of acceptance of such applications within the county. In all other respects the limitation hereinbefore provided for shall continue in effect.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1466.)

23824.
  

Limitations provided by Section 23816 on the number of licensed premises shall not apply to premises located on land owned by and leased from the State of California, or to premises owned by the State of California, any incorporated city, county, city and county, airport district, or other district or public corporation of the State of California or to premises leased to the State of California or to any city or county, so long as the premises are operated as a bona fide public eating place, provided, however, that civic auditoriums owned by any incorporated city, county, city and county, or other district or any premises leased to the State of California or to any county or city for use as a civic auditorium and directly operated by a public entity shall be subject to the limitations provided by Section 23816, but shall not be required to be operated as a bona fide public eating place. The civic auditorium shall further not be subject to the provisions of Section 23793.

Licenses issued on premises owned by the state, incorporated city, county, city and county, airport district, or other district or public corporation of the State of California, or issued on premises leased to the State of California or to any county or city, shall be renewable as set forth in Section 24048. These licenses shall be excluded from the number of premises used in determining application of the limitations provided by this article. These licenses shall be subject to an original fee of six thousand dollars ($6,000) and shall be only transferable from person to person at the same premises. Prior to the issuance of these licenses, the governmental agency owning or leasing the premises shall file with the department a written request that the license be issued and a written statement setting forth the reasons why issuance of the license would be in the public interest.

A written request filed with the department by the governmental agency owning or the city or county leasing premises used as a civic auditorium and directly operated as a public entity that the license be issued need not contain a written statement setting forth the reasons why issuance of the license would be in the public interest.

Funds derived from fees collected pursuant to the amendments made to this section at the 1975–76 Regular Session of the Legislature shall be deposited in the General Fund.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 979, Sec. 3.5. Effective January 1, 2001.)

23824.1.
  

(a) The provisions of Section 23824 shall apply to convention centers and event centers which are operated by municipal, independent nonprofit agencies for the purpose of providing meeting rooms, exhibit space, or event and theatrical seating, or all of these.

(b) Any license issued pursuant to this section shall be issued only upon condition that all revenues generated from the license shall be segregated and allocated for the operations and capital requirements of the convention center or event center only.

(c) For purposes of this section, “event center” means a community center, activity center, auditorium, convention center, arena, or other building, collection of buildings, or facility which is used exclusively or primarily for the holding of exhibitions, conventions, meetings, spectacles, concerts, or shows.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 254, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

23825.
  

As used in this article, “onsale general license” includes a special onsale general license; provided, that the limitation prescribed in Section 23816 shall not prohibit the exchange of an onsale general license for a special onsale general license, or the exchange of a special onsale general license for an onsale general license.

(Amended by Stats. 1963, Ch. 785.)

23826.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county where the inhabitants number less than 2,500 and where on July 1 of any calendar year there exists in any such county none or only one on-sale general license and none or only one off-sale general license the department may issue one additional original on-sale general license and one additional original off-sale general license during the following 12-month period.

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

A license issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferred from one county to another.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 889.)

23826.2.
  

No new off-sale beer and wine license shall be issued in a county of the first class, as specified in Section 28022 of the Government Code, unless it is issued with conditions, pursuant to Sections 23800 and 23801, which provide that the sale of products other than beer and wine on an annual basis, measured by gross receipts, shall exceed the annual sales of beer and wine products measured by the same basis.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 793, Sec. 1.)

23826.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the 58th class, the department may issue three additional original off-sale general licenses.

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

A license issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferred from one county to another.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 407.)

23826.7.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county where the inhabitants number less than 5,000 but more than 3,000 according to the 1970 federal census and where the major economy of that county is dependent upon the year-round use of that county’s recreational facilities the department may issue five 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 five such licenses be issued under this section.

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

Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person who currently holds a valid on-sale general license for seasonal business from applying for an original on-sale general license pursuant to this section.

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

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 571.)

23826.8.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the director may authorize the conversion of any on-sale general license for seasonal business to an on-sale general license if the on-sale general license for seasonal business was originally issued before May 1, 1982, or if an application for original issuance of that license was filed before May 1, 1982, or, in the case of any county of the 34th class, if the on-sale general license for seasonal business was originally issued before October 1, 1982, or if an application for original issuance of that license was filed before October 1, 1982. An application for conversion shall be accompanied by the fee required by Section 23954.5 for an on-sale general license. The department shall not accept any applications for original issuance of an on-sale general license for seasonal business on or after January 1, 1983.

An on-sale general license for seasonal business which is converted to an on-sale general license under this section may not be transferred for a period of two years from the date of issuance, except as provided in Section 24071, and except when the department determines that the transfer is necessary to prevent undue hardship. The purchase price or consideration that may be paid by a transferee or received by a transferor of an on-sale general license created by conversion under this section shall not exceed six thousand dollars ($6,000), except that after a period of five years from the date of issuance of the license there shall be no restriction as to the purchase price or consideration that may be paid by a transferee or received by a transferor.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 166, Sec. 1.)

23826.9.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the 56th class, the department may issue 10 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 50 or more diners. In no event shall more than 10 on-sale general licenses for bona fide eating places be issued under this section.

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

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person who currently holds a valid on-sale general license for seasonal business from applying for an original on-sale general license pursuant to this section.

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

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 193, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008.)

23826.10.
  

(a) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the 29th class, commencing January 1, 2009, the department may issue five additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places per year, for a period of three years. Any premises to qualify for a license under this paragraph shall have a seating capacity for 50 or more diners. In no event shall more than 15 on-sale general licenses for bona fide eating places be issued under this paragraph.

(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the 29th class, the department, in addition to those licenses issued pursuant to paragraph (1), may issue no more than a total of five additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places from January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2017, inclusive. Any premises to qualify for a license under this paragraph shall have a seating capacity for 25 or more diners.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the 29th class, commencing January 1, 2018, in addition to those licenses issued pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2), the department may issue five additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places per year, for a period of four years. Any premises to qualify for a license under this paragraph shall have a seating capacity for 25 or more diners. In no event shall more than 20 on-sale general licenses for bona fide eating places be issued under this paragraph.

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

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit a person who currently holds a valid on-sale general license for seasonal business from applying for an original on-sale general license pursuant to this section.

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

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 442, Sec. 1. (AB 471) Effective January 1, 2018.)

23826.11.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the 18th class the department may issue five additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places per year, until January 1, 2016. To qualify for a license under this section the premises upon which a bona fide public eating place is operated shall have a seating capacity for 50 or more diners. Not more than a total of 15 on-sale general licenses shall be issued under this section.

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

(c) This chapter does not prohibit a person who currently holds a valid on-sale general license for seasonal business from applying for an original on-sale general license pursuant to this section.

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

(Added by Stats. 2012, Ch. 467, Sec. 1. (AB 1320) Effective January 1, 2013.)

23826.12.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the 24th class, the department may issue no more than a total of five additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places from January 1, 2014, to December 31, 2016, inclusive. To qualify for a license under this section, the premises upon which a bona fide public eating place is operated shall have a seating capacity for 50 or more diners.

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

(c) This chapter does not prohibit a person who currently holds a valid on-sale general license for seasonal business from applying for an original on-sale general license pursuant to this section.

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

(Amended by Stats. 2014, Ch. 71, Sec. 13. (SB 1304) Effective January 1, 2015.)

23826.13.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in any county of the sixth class, the department may issue no more than a total of five new original neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses to premises located in any of the census tracts listed in subdivision (b) per year beginning on January 1, 2017, until a total of 30 new licenses authorized by this section are issued.

(b) To qualify for a license issued pursuant to this section, the premises for which the license would apply shall be located within one of the following United States Bureau of Census census tracts located within the City and County of San Francisco, subject to the following limitations:

(1) United States Bureau of the Census census tract 612000, 232000, 234000, 233000, or 230030. No more than a total of five neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses shall be concurrently held at premises located within all of these tracts.

(2) United States Bureau of the Census census tract 258000 or 257020. No more than a total of four neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses shall be concurrently held at premises located within all of these tracts.

(3) United States Bureau of the Census census tract 264030. No more than a total of two neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses shall be concurrently held at premises located within this tract.

(4) United States Bureau of the Census census tract 255000, 256000, 260020, 260010, 260040, 261000, or 263010. No more than a total of five neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses shall be concurrently held at premises located within all of these tracts.

(5) United States Bureau of the Census census tract 309000, 310000, or 312010. No more than a total of four neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses shall be concurrently held at premises located within all of these tracts.

(6) United States Bureau of the Census census tract 330000, 329010, 328010, 353000, or 354000. No more than a total of five neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses shall be concurrently held at premises located within all of these tracts.

(7) United States Bureau of the Census census tract 328020, 329020, 351000, or 352010. No more than a total of five neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general licenses shall be concurrently held at premises located within all of these tracts.

(c) In issuing the licenses pursuant to this section, the department shall follow the procedure set forth in Section 23961. A license shall not be issued pursuant to this section to an applicant until any existing on-sale licenses issued to the applicant for the same premises are canceled.

(d) (1) A person who currently holds an on-sale general license for a premises, who currently holds any interest in an on-sale general license for a premises, who has held an on-sale general license for a premises within the 12 months prior to the date of the drawing required by Section 23961, or who has held any interest in an on-sale general license for a premises within the 12 months prior to the date of the drawing required by Section 23961, shall not apply for a license issued pursuant to this section for that licensed premises.

(2) In addition to the other requirements of this section, an application for a neighborhood-restricted on-sale general license shall be subject to all the requirements that apply to an on-sale general license for a bona fide eating place.

(3) Prior to submitting an application for a license issued pursuant to this section, the applicant shall conduct a minimum of one preapplication meeting to discuss the application with neighbors and members of the community within the census tract in which the premises are located.

(A) The applicant shall hold the meeting either on the premises or at an alternate location within a one-mile radius of the premises.

(B) The applicant shall mail notification of the preapplication meeting to all of the following individuals and organizations at least 14 calendar days before the meeting:

(i) Each resident within a 500-foot radius of the premises for which the license is to be issued.

(ii) Any relevant neighborhood associations for the neighborhood in which the premises is located, as identified on a list maintained by the Planning Department of the City and County of San Francisco.

(iii) The Chief of Police for the San Francisco Police Department.

(C) Applicants for a neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general license shall submit, on a form provided by the department, signed verification by the local governing body of the area in which the applicant premises are located, or its designated subordinated officer or body, that states the applicant has completed the preapplication meeting pursuant to this section.

(e) (1) A license issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferred between counties.

(2) A license issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferred to any other premises. This provision shall not apply to any licensee whose premises have been destroyed as a result of fire or any act of God or other force beyond the control of the licensee, for whom the provisions of Section 24081 shall apply.

(3) A license issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferred to any person, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, or corporation. This provision shall not apply to licenses transferred under Section 24071, 24071.1, or 24071.2.

(f) Following the cancellation or revocation of a license issued pursuant to this section, the department may issue one additional new original neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general license following the procedure set forth in Section 23961 and the provisions of this section.

(g) A person that holds a neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general license issued pursuant to this section shall not exchange his or her license for an on-sale license for public premises.

(h) Except as specified herein, a neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general license may exercise all of the privileges, and is subject to all the restrictions, of an on-sale general license for a bona fide eating place.

(i) A neighborhood-restricted special on-sale general license issued pursuant to this section shall not, with respect to beer and wine, authorize the exercise of the rights and privileges granted by an off-sale beer and wine license.

(j) (1) The original and annual fees, and any additional fees and surcharges, shall be the same as those imposed upon an on-sale general license for a bona fide eating place.

(2) All moneys collected from the fees imposed pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Alcohol Beverage Control Fund, pursuant to Section 25761.

(k) The department shall adopt rules and regulations to enforce the provisions of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 442, Sec. 2. (AB 471) Effective January 1, 2018.)

23826.14.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, in the County of Inyo, the department may issue no more than a total of five additional new original on-sale general licenses for bona fide public eating places, public premises, or both from January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2019, inclusive. To qualify for a license under this section, the premises upon which a bona fide public eating place is operated shall have a seating capacity for 50 or more diners.

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

(c) This chapter does not prohibit a person that currently holds a valid on-sale general license for seasonal business from applying for an original on-sale general license pursuant to this section.

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

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 256, Sec. 1. (AB 1558) Effective January 1, 2017.)

23827.
  

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 the continual use of that county’s recreational 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.

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

A license issued pursuant to this section shall not be transferred from one county to another.

(Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1078.)

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