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Bill Detail: SB20-154

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Title Bring Own Wine Into Restaurants
Status Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
House Sponsors
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
House Committee
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 02/04/2020

The bill requires an establishment that holds a hotel and restaurant
license to sell alcohol beverages for consumption on the premises to

allow a customer of the licensee who is at least 21 years of age to bring
one container containing up to 750 milliliters of vinous liquor into the
licensed premises where meals are actually and regularly served for the
on-premises consumption by the costumer or the customer and the
customer's companions who are also at least 21 years of age during a meal
that the customer, and the companions of the customer, if any, have
ordered from the licensee, unless:
  • The customer has brought a container of vinous liquor into
the licensed premises in the previous 24 hours;
  • The licensee or any agent of the licensee reasonably
believes that the customer is under the influence of alcohol
or drugs;
  • The licensee has ceased serving meals for the day or is
preparing to cease serving meals for the day; or
  • The licensee reasonably believes that the customer has
committed any of certain unlawful acts on the licensed
The bill allows a customer to reseal and remove from the licensed
premises an opened container of partially consumed vinous liquor that the
customer brought into the licensed premises.

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