BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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          Date of Hearing:   July 3, 2013

                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

                 SB 818 (Committee on Governmental Organization) - As  
                            Introduced:  March 14, 2013 

          Policy Committee:                             Governmental  
          Organization Vote:                            16 - 0 

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          Yes    Reimbursable:              No


          The bill makes non-controversial, clarifying and code  
          maintenance changes to the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Act.  
          Specifically, this bill: 

          1)Includes persons who have served in the Air Force and Coast  
            Guard in the definition of veteran for purposes of being  
            eligible for a Veterans Club license.  

          2)Clarifies that a Type 14 public warehouse licensee with  
            multiple warehouses must obtain a duplicate of its original  
            license from ABC.  

          3)Clarifies that an original general license cannot be  
            transferred from one county to another for more than the fee  
            set by statute for five years from the date it was last  
            transferred between counties.  

          4)Recognizes forms of electronic communication, in addition to  
            the telephone, by which alcohol orders may be placed.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          There are no significant costs associated with this legislation.  


           Purpose  . This bill is the Senate Committee on Governmental  
          Organization's annual omnibus bill on the ABC Act. The proposed  


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          changes have been requested by ABC. As a committee bill, all of  
          the changes included are noncontroversial, primarily technical  
          in nature, and without opposition. 

          Analysis Prepared by  :    Julie Salley-Gray / APPR. / (916)