An Act Regarding State Licensure for the Sale of Spirits for Off-premises Consumption
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §453, sub-§2-A, as repealed and replaced by PL 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §31, is repealed.
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §453, sub-§2-C, as amended by PL 2017, c. 167, §4, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA §453, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
This bill amends the law regarding the number of agency liquor stores allowed in a municipality from the number being determined based upon the population of the municipality to being determined by the municipality, with existing agency liquor store licenses grandfathered if the municipality authorizes a number of agency liquor stores less than the number of operating liquor stores previously licensed by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations or the municipality does not make a determination. This bill also requires an applicant for an agency liquor store license to be a business licensed in the municipality in which the agency liquor store will be located that has been in existence for at least the 3 years immediately prior to application and that has been in good standing with every agency of the State for the 3 years immediately prior to application.