Amended in Assembly August 17, 2015

Amended in Assembly June 25, 2015

Amended in Senate June 1, 2015

Amended in Senate April 7, 2015

Senate BillNo. 685


Introduced by Senator McGuire

(Coauthors: Senatorsbegin delete Bates and Nielsenend deletebegin insert Bates, Nielsen, Roth, and Runnerend insert)

(Coauthors: Assembly Membersbegin insert Alejo,end insert Brough, Chang, Cooper, Dodd,begin insert Cristina end insertbegin insertGarcia,end insert Kim,begin insert Linder, Lopez,end insert Maienschein,begin insert Mathis,end insert Olsen, Perea, Steinorth, and Waldron)

February 27, 2015


An act to amend Section 23453 of 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.

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 the licensed establishment only to members of the veterans’ organization and their guests.

This bill would additionally authorize a holder of a veterans’ club license to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption within the licensed establishment to members of other veterans’ organizations, active duty or reserve members of the Armed Forces, or veterans, as well as to the members of the veterans’ organization and their guests.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. 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) The holder of a veterans’ club license may exercise
4all of the rights and privileges permitted by an on-sale general
5license but may sell and serve alcoholic beverages for consumption
6within the licensed establishment only to bona fide members of
7the veterans’ organization and their bona fide guests, bona fide
8members of other veterans’ organizations, active duty or reserve
9members of the Armed Forces, or veterans as defined in Section
1018540.4 of the Government Code.

11(b) A veterans’ club license is not transferable to another person
12from the person to whom issued or by whom renewed. The
13provisions of Article 2 (commencing with Section 23815) of
14Chapter 5 do not apply to the issuance of veterans’ club licenses.

15(c) A bona fide member of a veterans’ organization, bona fide
16guest, active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces, or
17veteran is not required to sign in to a roster before purchasing or
18being served alcoholic beverages for consumption.

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SEC. 2.  

It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act
20to expand the rights of a holder of a veterans’ club license tobegin delete serve
21and sellend delete
begin insert sell and serveend insert alcoholic beverages.



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