LD 1336
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LR 297
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Maine and require the following legislation as immediately
necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and
safety; now, therefore,

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

 
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA 701, sub-1, as amended by PL 1997, c. 373, 64,
is further amended to read:

 
1. Location within 300 feet of churches and schools. Except
as provided in paragraph B paragraphs B and C, the bureau may
not issue a new license for the sale of liquor to be consumed on
the premises to new premises within 300 feet of a public or
private school, school dormitory, church, chapel or parish house
in existence as such at the time the application for the new
license is made.

 
B. The bureau may after holding a public hearing near the
proposed location issue licenses to premises that are either
in or within 300 feet of a church, chapel, parish house or
postsecondary school.

 
C.__The restriction in this subsection does not apply if a
public or private school, school dormitory, church, chapel
or parish house:

 
(1)__Locates in a commercial zone that includes
restaurants or bars as permitted uses and that had been
established pursuant to a zoning ordinance as defined
in Title 30-A, section 4301, subsection 15-A prior to
the public or private school, school dormitory, church,
chapel or parish house locating in the commercial zone;
or

 
(2)__Is located in a downtown as defined in Title 30-A,
section 4301, subsection 5-A.

 
Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble,
this Act takes effect when approved.

 
Effective June 2, 2005.


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