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HB 278 (BR 111) - D. Owens, R. Meeks

     AN ACT relating to alcohol impact areas.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 241 to define "alcohol impact area," and "local government"; permit an alcohol impact area to be designated by a local government by ordinance when established criteria are met; establish voluntary control options and require the local government to attempt to reach a voluntary agreement prior to enacting an ordinance; require local government to notify licensees, require the local government to petition the board to allow more stringent control over the sale of alcoholic beverages within established alcohol impact areas; grant the board 60 days to respond to the petition; allow licensees within an alcohol impact area adequate time to adjust to any limitations; require the local government to report on alcohol impact areas; designate recipients of the report, contents of report, and assign responsibility for the report to the local government administrator with jurisdiction over the alcohol impact area.


     HFA (1, D. Owens) - Retain original provisions, except amend definition of "local government" to apply only to consolidated local governments or a city of the first class.
     HFA (2, D. Owens) - Retain original provisions; provide a process authorizing licensees affected to petition the board to rescind restrictions if factors leading to the alcohol impact area have not changed.

     Jan 29-introduced in House
     Jan 30-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Mar 4-posted in committee
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (2) filed ; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day

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