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HB 221 (BR 428) - T. Thompson, J. Glenn

     AN ACT relating to local option elections.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 242 to exempt listed projects or districts from a precinct vote in favor of prohibition if the precinct is located either partially or entirely within a qualifying city; define a qualifying city as one with a total population of at least 12,000 within its municipal boundaries based on the most recent decennial census; exclude pre-existing entertainment destination centers, theme restaurant destination attraction projects, and districts of special interest from a precinct-level vote in favor of prohibition; limit exemption for districts of special interest to those districts that are designated as an entertainment district and that have a minimum city government investment of $5,000,000 in infrastructure or other public space; forbid changes to the boundaries of a district of special interest after the submission of a prohibition petition unless the resulting vote is against prohibition.


     SFA (1/Title, J. Higdon) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (2, J. Higdon) - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 241.065 to remove the special retail package liquor license population ratio for counties containing a city of the first class; amend KRS 243.240 to create a retail package liquor license population ratio of one license for every 3,000 people in each county where the license may be issued; base county population on the number given in the U.S. Census or official census estimates; exempt pre-existing retail package liquor licenses from the new population ratio; require the surrender of an inactive pre-existing license if it has not been sold or transferred within one year from the date it became inactive; mandate inactive licensee compliance with KRS 243.540 and 243.630.
     SFA (3, J. Higdon) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 243 to authorize the issuance of a motel drink license to an otherwise qualified hotel, motel, inn, or bed and breakfast establishment; allow the holder of a motel drink license to acquire a malt beverage retail drink license for the sale of malt beverages by the drink only and for consumption only at the licensed premises; define a bed and breakfast establishment; limit a bed and breakfast establishment to alcohol sales by the drink in conjunction with a meal served in a dining facility on its premises; prohibit the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from denying or interfering with the motel drink license or related malt beverage retail drink license of a bed and breakfast establishment due to its number of sleeping units or dining facility seating capacity.

     Feb 5-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 8-posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2013
     Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 95-5
     Feb 22-received in Senate
     Feb 26-to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendments (1-title) (2) and (3) filed
     Feb 28-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 4-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 4, 2013; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1-title) (2) and (3) withdrawn ; passed 29-6; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 14-signed by Governor (Acts Chapter 8)

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