Amended in Senate April 7, 2015

Senate BillNo. 685


Introduced by Senator McGuire

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(Coauthor: Senator Bates)

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(Coauthors: Assembly Members Brough and Dodd)

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February 27, 2015


An act to amend Section 23453 ofbegin insert, and add Section 23453.5 to,end insert the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverage service.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

SB 685, as amended, McGuire. Alcoholic beverage service: veterans’ club license: beer and wine tasting.

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Act provides for the issuance of licenses for which various annual fees are charged depending upon the type of license issued. The act authorizes the issuance of a veterans’ club license authorizing the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption within thebegin delete licencedend deletebegin insert licensedend insert establishment only to members of the veterans’ organization and their guests.

This bill would additionally authorize a holder of a veterans’ club license, as part of a beer tasting, wine tasting, or beer and wine tasting event, to sell and serve beer, wine, or food for consumption within the licensed establishment to members of the general public, as well as to the members of the veterans’ organization and their guests.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 23453 of the Business and Professions
2Code
is amended to read:

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23453.  

(a) Except as provided inbegin delete subdivision (b),end deletebegin insert Section
423453.5,end insert
a holder of a veterans’ club license may exercise all of
5the rights and privileges permitted by an on-sale general license
6but may sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption within
7the licensed establishment only to members of the veterans’
8organization and their guests.

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9(b) Notwithstanding any other law, as part of a beer tasting,
10wine tasting, or beer and wine tasting event, a holder of a veterans’
11club license may sell and serve beer, wine, or food for consumption
12within the licensed establishment to members of the general public,
13as well as to the members of the veterans’ organization and their
14 guests.

15(c)

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16begin insert(b)end insert A veterans’ club license is not transferable to another person
17from the person to whom issued or by whom renewed. The
18provisions of Article 2 (commencing with Section 23815) of
19Chapter 5 do not apply to the issuance of veterans’ club licenses.

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begin insertSection 23453.5 is added to the end insertbegin insertBusiness and
21Professions Code
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Notwithstanding any other law, as part of a beer
23tasting, wine tasting, or beer and wine tasting event, a holder of
24a veterans’ club license may sell and serve beer, wine, or food for
25consumption within the licensed establishment to members of the
26general public, as well as to the members of the veterans’
27organization and their guests.

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