SB 970 Alcoholic beverage control (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio for certain mixed beverage licensees.
Bill R. DeSteph, Jr. | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as introduced:
Alcoholic beverage control (ABC); food-to-beverage ratio for certain mixed beverage licensees. Reduces the current 45 percent food-to-beverage ratio for mixed beverage licensees to 35 percent under certain conditions met by a mixed beverage licensee in accordance with ABC Board regulations. The bill requires the ABC Board to adopt fast-track regulations that prescribe the terms and conditions under which persons holding a mixed beverage restaurant, caterer's, or limited caterer's license meet or exceed the following: (i) For such licensees with monthly food sales of at least $4,000 but less than $10,000, the food-to-beverage ratio shall be 35 percent; and (ii) for such licensees with monthly food sales of at least $10,000, there shall be no food-to-beverage ratio requirement imposed. The bill provides in addition that such regulations shall provide that food cooked or prepared on the premises and consumed on the premises shall be available at all times when alcoholic beverages are served by such licensees. The bill is a recommendation of the Special Joint Subcommittee of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee of Rehabilitation and Social Services Studying ABC Issues.

Full text:
01/03/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101213D  pdf | impact statement

Status:
01/03/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101213D
01/03/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/17  Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (6-Y 8-N 1-A)