An Act to Modify the Number of Retail Liquor Licenses Allowed in Certain Municipalities
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §453, sub-§2-A, as repealed and replaced by PL 2015, c. 494, Pt. A, §31, is amended to read:
Nothing in this subsection may be construed to reduce the number of agency liquor stores the bureau may license in a municipality as of June 30, 2009.
This bill allows the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations to license up to 8 agency liquor stores in a municipality with a population of at least 16,001 but less than 30,001; current law requires a population of at least 20,001 before a municipality qualifies for 8 agency liquor stores. The population threshold to qualify for 5 agency liquor stores remains at 10,001.