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Regular Session 2015-2016
House Bill 1690

Short Title:
An Act amending the act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.90, No.21), known as the Liquor Code, as follows: in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions. In Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, further providing for general powers of board. In Pennsylvania Liquor Stores, further providing for when sales may be made at Pennsylvania Liquor Stores and for sales by Pennsylvania Liquor Stores. In licenses and regulations, liquor, alcohol and malt and brewed beverages, further providing for license districts, periods and hearings, for issuance, transfer or extension of hotel, restaurant and club liquor licenses, for sales by liquor licensees and restrictions, for special occasion permits, for wine option permits, for liquor importers' licenses, fees, privileges and restrictions and for interlocking business prohibited; providing for wine expanded permits and for casino liquor licenses; further providing for malt and brewed beverages manufacturers', distributors' and importing distributors' licenses, for malt and brewed beverages retail licenses, for application for distributors', importing distributors' and retail dispensers' licenses, for distributors' and importing distributors' restrictions on sales, storage, etc., for retail dispensers' restrictions on purchases and sales, for interlocking business prohibited and for breweries; establishing the Pennsylvania Malt and Brewed Beverages Industry Promotion Board; further providing for limiting number of retail licenses to be issued in each county, for incorporated units of national veterans' organizations, for licenses not assignable and transfers and for renewal of licenses and temporary provisions for licensees in armed services; providing for license auction; further providing for responsible alcohol management, for local option, for public record, for surrender of restaurant, eating place retail dispenser, hotel, importing distributor and distributor license for benefit of licensee and for shipment of wine into Commonwealth; providing for Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Board; and further providing for unlawful acts relative to liquor, alcohol and liquor licensees, for unlawful acts relative to liquor, malt and brewed beverages and licensees and for identification cards, licensees and State Liquor Store Employees saved from prosecution. In distilleries, wineries, bonded warehouses, bailees for hire and transporters for hire, further providing for limited wineries and for distilleries. Establishing a wine and spirits wholesale and retail privatization commission.
Prime Sponsor:
Last Action:
Act No. 39 of 2016, June 8, 2016
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Statute References :

This bill amends the act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.0090, No.21), known as the Liquor Code. Other bills that also amend the same statute are listed below.