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House Bill 1738


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House Bill 1738

ARCHIVE (2003)

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DIGEST OF HB1738 (Updated April 22, 2003 2:27 PM - DI 84)

Various alcoholic beverage and tobacco matters. Limits the deposit of an alcoholic beverage dealer or retailer permit with the alcohol and tobacco commission to three years. Reduces the fee for a tobacco sales certificate from $100 to $50. Increases the supplemental caterer's permit fees and employee permit fees. Establishes a fee of $10 for a duplicate or reissued permit. Requires tobacco retailers to have certificates to sell tobacco products. Authorizes the alcohol and tobacco commission to issue and enforce certificates. Provides that fees collected for tobacco sales certificates shall be deposited in the enforcement and administration fund. Provides that civil penalties collected for violating the tobacco sales provisions are deposited in the youth tobacco education and enforcement fund. Amends provisions concerning the sale and distribution of tobacco products. Provides that the prosecutor for the alcohol and tobacco commission has the powers pertaining to tobacco that the prosecutor has for alcohol offenses. Provides that failure to pay civil penalties for certain violations is a Class B infraction. Provides that a person who sells or distributes tobacco products without a certificate commits a class A infraction. Provides that selling tobacco products to minors at least six times within six months is a Class B infraction. Repeals prohibition on certain tobacco billboard advertisements. Repeals a provision prohibiting the issuance of a season permit to a person who: (1) owns, manages, or controls a resort hotel; and (2) has violated an alcoholic beverage law. Makes a liquor wholesaler's permit effective for two years. Allows the holder of an excursion and landsite permit to provide alcoholic beverages to guest free of charge if the holder has the approval of the commission and certain requirements are satisfied. Repeals a provision concerning advertising of tobacco products that is preempted by federal law.
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