LD 1690 (subjects: LICENSING , PILOTS (MARINE) )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=1690&PID=1456&snum=127
Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support
- Rep. Barry Hobbins of Saco: (D – District 14) — e-mail | Twitter
Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos of Friendship: (I – District 91) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Karleton Ward of Dedham: (R – District 131) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Brian Langley of Hancock: (R – District 7) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
Sen. John Patrick of Oxford: (D – District 18) — e-mail | Facebook
Sen. Justin Alfond of Cumberland: (D – District 27) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook
|3/31/2016||Senate||Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
|3/31/2016||House||Bill REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
|4/11/2016||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Establish a Public Service Berthing Vessel License for the Sale of Liquor
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA 2, sub- 15, W is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA 2, sub- 16-B is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA 2, sub- 23-B is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA 2, sub- 24-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 5. 28-A MRSA 1012, sub- 7 is enacted to read:
Sec. 6. 28-A MRSA 1080 is enacted to read:
1080. Public service berthing vessels
(1) A licensee may sell liquor for consumption on board a public service berthing vessel that is in port or docked only if prior approval for the sale is obtained from the bureau under the license application procedure in section 653. A separate approval must be obtained for each port or dock location from which on-board sales of liquor are to be made.
A public service berthing vessel that embarks after midnight and before 5:00 p.m. will be considered to be on the first day of the public service berthing vessel’s voyage under its license under this section. All sales, service, possession and consumption of liquor by passengers must cease upon the public service berthing vessel’s reaching port or being ported or docked unless prior approval for the sales has been obtained from the bureau under the license application procedure in section 653, which would allow the sales, service, possession or consumption of liquor aboard the public service berthing vessel until midnight of the last day of the public service berthing vessel’s licensure under this section. Any service of liquor after midnight of the last day of licensure under this section, except as provided in subsection 4, is considered prima facie evidence of a violation of section 2078.
A public service berthing vessel operating on inland waters that experiences a mechanical or a weather-related emergency that prevents the public service berthing vessel from returning to the public service berthing vessel’s original dock of embarkation and disembarking passengers before midnight on the last day of licensure under this section for that voyage must notify the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Bureau of Warden Service of the public service berthing vessel’s emergency and upon return must notify the bureau of the date and time of the notification made to the Bureau of Warden Service and the facts surrounding the emergency.
A licensee shall pay a fee of $50 per day for every day that the public service berthing vessel has not returned to its original port or dock of embarkation past the expiration date of licensure under this section. Payment of this fee is not required in the case of an emergency in which passengers had to be evacuated from the public service berthing vessel during the period of licensure because of the emergency.
If a public service berthing vessel is licensed only once and does not plan to apply for another license under this section, liquor may be returned to the wholesalers in accordance with bureau rules as long as the licensee provides to the bureau an inventory of the liquor to be returned and the licensee receives written permission from the bureau to make the return.
This bill authorizes the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations to issue licenses to public service berthing vessels for the sale of spirits, wine and malt liquor on overnight voyages of at least one night. The bill establishes requirements and fees for such licensing.
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