Summary of the Truly Agreed Version of the Bill


SS SCS HCS HB 1498 -- LIQUOR SALES


This bill changes the laws regarding liquor sales.

  

The bill repeals provisions requiring certain establishments to

have a certain minimum amount of gross receipts in order to

obtain a Sunday by-the-drink license and provisions authorizing

specified persons to obtain a special license for Sunday sales of

intoxicating liquor, malt liquor, or certain beers including:

wine shops; dance ballrooms in the City of St. Louis; certain

hotel and resort restaurants and bars; certain amusement places;

certain places of entertainment in Kansas City, St. Louis City,

Jackson County, St. Louis County, and St. Charles County; sports

stadiums in St. Louis City; airline clubs; and charitable,

fraternal, religious, service, or veterans’ organizations that

are exempt from federal income taxes and allows any person with a

liquor license to apply for a Sunday liquor sales license.


For specified licensees that hold a Sunday by-the-drink license,

the permitted time to open on Sundays is changed from 11:00 a.m.

or 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Any person who is licensed to sell intoxicating liquor by the

drink at retail in the Lambert St. Louis International Airport is

allowed to apply to the Supervisor of Liquor Control within the

Department of Public Safety for a special permit that allows the

premises to open at 4:00 a.m. and to sell intoxicating liquor by

the drink for consumption on the premises where sold. An

applicant for this special permit, in addition to all other fees

required, must pay a $300 annual fee.


Currently, any restaurant bar without an on-site brewery that

serves 45 or more different types of draft beer may sell 32 fluid

ounces or more of beer to customers for consumption off the

premises. The bill reduces the requirement to 20 or more

different types of beer.


The bill allows any person licensed to sell liquor at retail by

the drink for consumption on the premises where sold to use a

table tap dispensing system to allow a patron to dispense beer at

a table. The employee of the licensee must first authorize an

amount of beer, not to exceed 32 ounces per patron per

authorization, to be dispensed by the system. No law, rule, or

regulation of the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control in

the department can be interpreted to allow any wholesaler,

distributor, or manufacturer of intoxicating liquor to furnish

table tap dispensing or cooling equipment or provide services for

the maintenance, sanitation, or repair of a dispensing system.


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