Summary as introduced:
Alcoholic beverage control (ABC); retail franchising of new government stores by the ABC Board. Provides for the granting of retail franchises by the ABC Board for the sale of spirits, vermouth, and mixers by retail franchisees. Mixed beverage licensees may purchase alcoholic beverages from the retail franchisees. The bill provides that no new government stores may be owned or operated by the ABC Board on or after July 1, 2004. Instead, the ABC Board shall enter into franchise agreements for the ownership and operation of retail franchised establishments in such counties, cities, and towns considered advisable by the Board, subject to the provisions of any local referendum. The bill provides that the Retail Franchising Act shall not apply to retail franchises granted by the ABC Board. The bill contains an emergency clause. The bill contains numerous technical amendments to achieve the retail franchising of new government stores.
01/14/04 House: Pres. & ord. printed w/emg. clause pref.12/30/03 041708384 pdf
01/14/04 House: Pres. & ord. printed w/emg. clause pref.12/30/03 041708384
01/14/04 House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/04 House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 3
02/10/04 House: Continued to 2005 in General Laws (11-Y 8-N)
12/10/04 House: Left in General Laws