An Act Regarding Dancing on the Premises of Certain Liquor Licensees
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §1054, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4, is amended to read:
1. Activities and entertainment prohibited. Without the The following activities are prohibited on the premises of an establishment licensed to sell liquor to be consumed on the premises unless the licensee has been issued a permit described in subsection 2 , no licensee for sale of liquor to be consumed on the premises may allow on the premises the following:
A. Any music Music, except music provided by means of a radio or other mechanical device or as provided in paragraph B;
B. Any dancing Dancing, except dancing by a person when in conjunction with the singing of a song, the lyrics of which are displayed on a screen or some other mechanism of visual display, commonly known as "karaoke"; or
C. Entertainment of any sort.
Current law provides that dancing and some other forms of entertainment are prohibited on the premises of an establishment licensed to sell liquor for consumption on the premises unless the licensee has been issued a special amusement permit from the municipality where the establishment is located. This bill provides that dancing does not include dancing done in conjunction with the singing activity commonly known as "karaoke."