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Introduced by Representatives Starr of Troy, Grant of Groton, Nelson of Ryegate, Richardson of Weathersfield, Winters of Williamstown and Wood of Brandon

Referred to Committee on


Subject: Alcoholic beverages; cabaret licenses; eligibility

Statement of purpose: This bill would allow an establishment serving food to obtain a cabaret license regardless of whether alcoholic beverages are served.


It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 7 V.S.A. § 2(5) is amended to read:

(5) "Cabaret license": for the purposes of this title shall mean a *[first class]* license *[or]* *[first and third class licenses]* where the business *[is devoted primarily to]* includes providing entertainment, dancing *[and the sale of alcoholic beverages to the public and not]* or the service of food. The holder of a "cabaret license" shall dispense food to the public and shall have adequate and sanitary space and equipment for preparing and serving food. *[However, the sale of food shall be less in amount or volume than the sales of alcoholicbeverages and the receipts from entertainment and dancing.]* The holder of a cabaret license need not sell alcoholic beverages in order to qualify for licensure. All laws and regulations pertaining to a first class license or first and third class licenses shall apply to a *[first class or first and third class cabaret license]* person holding a cabaret license who also serves alcoholic beverages.


This act shall take effect from passage.