senate Bill S2372

Provides that establishments that serve alcoholic beverages shall be at least five hundred feet from a school, church, synagogue or other place of worship; repealer

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 19 / Feb / 2009
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2372
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S2372

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the alcoholic beverage control law, in relation to the
distances of certain establishments from a school, church, synagogue
or other place of worship; and to repeal certain provisions of such
law relating thereto

PURPOSE :
The subject bill amends various sections of the Alcoholic Beverage
Control Law to increase the distance from 200 to 500 feet that liquor
establishments must be from any school, church, synagogue or other
place of worship. The bill also makes it clear that the building
occupied by such school, church, synagogue or other place of worship
need not be the only entity occupying said building.

JUSTIFICATION :
Currently, more and more liquor licenses are being granted which
border on our schools, churches and synagogues causing disruption to
them. Moreover, many schools or places of worship are in buildings
with multiple uses. As the current law now stands such schools or
places of worship could have a bar right next to them and the 200 foot
barrier wouldn't apply since the building is not occupied exclusively
as a school or place of worship. The subject bill would correct this
oversight.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
S.3602 of 2007-08; S.2137 of 2005-06.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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