Maine LD 508: An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Number of Agency Liquor Stores Allowed in a Municipality

LD 508 (subjects: ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES , AGENCY STORES )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=508&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Peter Lyford of Eddington: (R – District 129) — e-mail | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
5/21/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/26/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Read Once
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED, in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/28/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/29/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text

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An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Number of Agency Liquor Stores Allowed in a Municipality

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

Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA 453, sub- 2-A, as amended by PL 2013, c. 253, 1, is further amended to read:

2-A. Limitation on number of agency liquor stores. Beginning July 1, 2009, the bureau may license up to 10 agency liquor stores in a municipality with a population over 50,000 45,000; up to 9 agency liquor stores in a municipality with a population over 30,000 but less than 45,001; up to 8 agency liquor stores in a municipality with a population over 20,000 but less than 50,001 30,001; up to 5 agency liquor stores in a municipality with a population of at least 10,001 but less than 20,001; up to 4 agency liquor stores in a municipality with a population of at least 5,001 but less than 10,001; and up to 3 agency liquor stores in a municipality with a population of at least 2,000 but less than 5,001. In addition, the bureau may establish one agency liquor store in a municipality where the population is less than 2,000. The bureau may consider the impact of seasonal population or tourism and other related information provided by the municipality requesting an additional agency liquor store location.

Nothing in this subsection may be construed to reduce the number of agency stores the bureau may license in a municipality as of June 30, 2009.

SUMMARY

Current law allows up to 8 agency liquor licenses for municipalities with a population from 20,000 to 50,000 and up to 10 agency liquor licenses for municipalities with a population over 50,000. This bill changes that allotment to an allotment that allows up to 8 agency liquor licenses for municipalities with a population over 20,000 to 30,000, 9 agency liquor licenses for municipalities with a population over 30,000 to 45,000 and 10 agency liquor licenses for municipalities with a population over 45,000.

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