Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §2, sub-§23-A is enacted to read:
23-A. Pool hall. "Pool hall" means a pool hall or billiard room that contains at least 6 regulation pool tables and generates at least 50% of its gross annual income from the sale of games of pool or the rental of pool tables.
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §1004, sub-§3, ¶L-1 is enacted to read:
L-1. Pool halls;
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA §1005, sub-§3, ¶L-1 is enacted to read:
L-1. Pool halls;
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA §1063-B is enacted to read:
1. Issuance of licenses. The bureau may issue licenses under this section for the sale of malt liquor and wine to be consumed on the premises to pool halls as defined in section 2, subsection 23-A.
2. Minors prohibited on premises; exceptions. Except as provided in paragraphs A, B and C, a pool hall licensee may not permit minors in any part of the pool hall where the license privilege is exercised. For the purposes of this subsection and notwithstanding section 2, subsection 20, "minor" means a person who has not reached 18 years of age.
A. A minor may be permitted when the minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
B. A minor may be permitted if the minor is employed by the pool hall licensee under section 704.
C. A minor may be permitted when the pool hall licensee prohibits smoking on the licensed premises.
3. Smoking when minors are prohibited. Notwithstanding Title 22, section 1542, a pool hall licensee may permit smoking on the premises subject to the limitations of subsection 2, paragraph C.
Effective August 11, 2000, unless otherwise indicated.
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