An Act To Promote Equity in Business Opportunity for Tobacco Specialty Stores
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §1541, sub-§1-B is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §1542, sub-§2, ¶L, as amended by PL 2007, c. 180, §2, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §1542, sub-§2, ¶L-1 is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA §2, sub-§15, ¶B-3 is enacted to read:
Sec. 5. 28-A MRSA §1012, sub-§7 is enacted to read:
Sec. 6. 28-A MRSA §1080 is enacted to read:
§ 1080. Cigar lounge
The bureau may issue licenses under this section to cigar lounges for the sale of spirits, wine and malt liquor to be consumed on the premises.
This bill allows a tobacco specialty store to be licensed as a cigar lounge, which may serve nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages. A cigar lounge may not sell cigarettes or prepare food on premises for sale. A tobacco specialty store that is a cigar lounge must provide notice about the dangers of environmental tobacco smoke to applicants for employment and employees. The cigar lounge license fee is $100 per year.