Download this document in WordPerfect 6.1 format

H.518

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

Date:

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.

AN ACT RELATING TO CABARET LICENSES

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.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect from passage.