Maine LD 1467: An Act Regarding Maine Spirits

LD 1467 (subjects: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES , LIQUOR SALES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1467&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Ronald Collins of York: (R – District 34) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
12/18/2015 Senate Received by the Secretary of the Senate on December 18, 2015 and REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS pursuant to Joint Rule 308.2
3/15/2016 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-394) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-394) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/16/2016 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-394).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/17/2016 House This being an emergency measure, a two-thirds vote of all the members elected to the House was necessary.
PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/22/2016 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.
4/4/2016 Senate LD 1467 In Senate, April 4, 2016, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 30 In Favor and 4 Against, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence
4/5/2016 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 556V
145 having voted in the affirmative and 2 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. Sent to the Engrossing Department.
Ordered Sent Forthwith.

Bill Text

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An Act Regarding Maine Spirits

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, legislative action is immediately necessary to ensure continued and efficient administration of the state liquor contract; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA 606, sub- 2, as amended by PL 2011, c. 380, Pt. PPPP, 1 and PL 2013, c. 368, Pt. V, 61, is repealed.

Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA 606, sub- 2-A is enacted to read:

2-A. Reselling agents report sales. All reselling agents shall report all spirits sales to on-premises retail licensees to the bureau in a manner determined by the bureau.

Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA 755, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, 4, is amended to read:

755. Records confidential

All business and financial records of licensees are confidential , except that the information required to be provided under section 606, subsection 2-A by reselling agents is not confidential. The bureau shall keep confidential the name of a reselling agent selling to on-premises retail licensees.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

Under current law, on-premises retailers are required to report their liquor purchases from reselling agents to the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. This bill instead requires reselling agents to report sales of spirits to on-premises retail licensees. This bill further provides that sales of spirits to on-premises retail licensees reported to the bureau from reselling agents are not confidential except for the names of the reselling agents.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 1467 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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