An Act Regarding Maine's Liquor Laws
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §9, as amended by PL 1997, c. 373, §24, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §708-C, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 2015, c. 214, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA §1355-A, sub-§2, ¶D, as amended by PL 2017, c. 34, §1, is further amended to read:
(1) Sales made in accordance with this paragraph do not require a licensee under this section to obtain an additional retail license under chapter 45.
(2) Liquor sold in accordance with this paragraph may not be consumed anywhere on the licensed premises.
(3) The area of the licensed premises where a licensee opts to transact sales for off-premises consumption is not required to be separate from and may be accessed from by the same entrance used to access an for the area licensed for on-premises consumption of liquor under chapter 43 in accordance with paragraph I.
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA §1355-A, sub-§2, ¶I, as amended by PL 2017, c. 280, §1, is further amended to read:
(2) The retail license authorizes the sale of products of the brewery, small brewery, winery, small winery, distillery or small distillery, in addition to other liquor permitted to be sold under the retail license, to be consumed on the premises.
(2-A) Liquor sold under a chapter 43 retail license operated on the premises of a location licensed under this section may not be consumed on any part of the premises where patrons are not generally permitted.
(3) All records related to activities under a manufacturer license issued under this section must be kept separate from records related to the retail license.
(4) A distillery or small distillery must meet the requirements of subsection 5, paragraphs D and E.
(5) The licensee shall ensure that products purchased for off-premises consumption under paragraph D are not consumed on the licensed premises.
Sec. 5. 28-A MRSA §1355-A, sub-§2-A, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 280, §2, is repealed.