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NO. 20. AN ACT RELATING TO REQUIREMENTS FOR ON-PREMISES CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

(H.150)

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

Sec. 1. 7 V.S.A. § 62 is amended to read:

§ 62. *[SUNDAY PROHIBITION]* HOURS OF SALE

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A person, partnership, association or corporation shall not sell any malt or vinous beverages or spirituous liquors on Sundays, except that such beverages and liquors may be sold on Sundays by holders of first and third class licenses, including hotels, inns, holders of a caterer's permit and duly licensed clubs, and by druggists holding permits on prescriptions only at the times and under the conditions the liquor control board determines to be reasonably necessary in the public interest. The liquor control board may issue regulations controlling the hours of Sunday sales under this section, except that spirituous liquors may not be sold by persons holding druggist permits between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 12:00 noon on Sundays. Malt and vinous beverages or spirituous liquors may not be sold by first and third class licensees between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. on Sundays. Licensees of the second class may sell malt and vinous beverages on Sundays between the hours of eight A.M. and ten o'clock in the evening in accordance with the law relating to those licenses. The provisions of chapter 74 of Title 13 shall not apply to licenses of the first, second or third class, or to clubs, operating on Sunday in accordance with this section and the regulations of the liquor control board. A person, partnership, association or corporation who violates a provision of this section shall be imprisoned not more than twelve months nor less than three months or fined not more than $1,000.00 nor less than $100.00, or both, and for a subsequent conviction thereof within one year, shall be imprisoned not more than three years nor less than six months or fined not more than $2,000.00 nor less than $300.00, or both. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the board may extend the hours of sale by first and third class licensees on New Year's Day when it falls on Sunday.

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(a) Holders of first or first and third class licenses may sell malt and vinous beverages or spirits between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. the next morning.

(b) Holders of second class licenses may sell malt and vinous beverages between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. the next morning.

(c) The liquor control board may adopt rules controlling hours of consumption and sale under this section and may extend the hours of sale by holders of first or first and third class licenses on New Years Day.

Became law without governor’s signature.