This filing was published in the 05/15/2008, issue, Vol. 2008, No. 10, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 31254
Filed: 04/28/2008, 09:30
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
S.B. 211, passed by the 2008 legislature, amended the Utah Liquor Act to allow for 1.5 ounces of primary liquor in a drink. This rule is proposed to implement the new laws that will become effective on 05/05/2008. (DAR NOTE: S.B. 211 (2008) is found at Chapter 391, Laws of Utah 2008, and was effective 05/05/2008.)
Summary of the rule or change:
The definition of "dispensing system" will be amended to identify the amount of primary liquor in a drink to not exceed 1.5 ounces rather than the 1 ounce that was previously allowed.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
None--This amendment has no anticipated cost or savings to the state's budget since it merely redefines the amount of primary liquor allowed in drink served in a licensed establishment.
None--The state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, not local governments, regulates the amount of primary liquor allowed in drinks in licensed establishments.
small businesses and persons other than businesses:
None--This rule amendment merely redefines the term "dispensing system" and does not directly mandate any procedural changes to small businesses or others.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
None--This proposed amendment merely redefines the term "dispensing system" and does not directly mandate any procedural changes to any affected persons.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
Since this proposed rule amendment only changes the definition of the term "dispensing system", it is anticipated that it will have no fiscal impact on businesses. Dennis R. Kellen, Director
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Alcoholic Beverage Control
1625 S 900 W
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84104-1630
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
Sharon Mackay at the above address, by phone at 801-977-6800, by FAX at 801-977-6889, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Dennis R. Kellen, Director
R81. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration.
R81-1. Scope, Definitions, and General Provisions.
Definitions of terms in the Act are used in these rules, except where the context of the terms in these rules clearly indicates a different meaning.
(1) "ACT" means the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, Title 32A.
(2) "BAR" means a service structure maintained on a licensed premises to furnish glasses, ice and setups and to mix and serve liquor and to serve beer.
(3) "COMMISSION" means the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
(4) "COUNTER" means a level surface on which patrons consume food.
(5) "DECISION OFFICER" means a person who has been appointed by the commission or the director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to preside over the prehearing phase of all disciplinary actions, and, in all cases not requiring an evidentiary hearing.
(6) "DEPARTMENT" or "DABC" means the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
(7) "DIRECTOR" means the director of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
(8) "DISCIPLINARY ACTION" means the process by which violations of the Act and these rules are charged and adjudicated, and by which administrative penalties are imposed.
"DISPENSING SYSTEM" means a dispensing system or device which
dispenses liquor in controlled quantities not exceeding [
one ounce] and has a meter which counts the number of pours served.
(10) "GUEST ROOM" means a space normally utilized by a natural person for occupancy, usually a traveler who lodges at an inn.
(11) "HEARING OFFICER" or "PRESIDING OFFICER" means a person who has been appointed by the commission or the director to preside over evidentiary hearings in disciplinary actions, and who is authorized to issue written findings of fact, conclusions of law, and recommendations to the commission for final action.
(12) "LETTER OF ADMONISHMENT" is a written warning issued by a decision officer to a respondent who is alleged to have violated the Act or these rules.
(13) "MANAGER" means a person chosen or appointed to manage, direct, or administer the affairs of another person, corporation, or company.
(14) "MEMBER" means an individual who regularly pays dues to a private club. Member does not include any corporation or other business enterprise or association, or any other group or association.
(15) "POINT OF SALE" means that portion of a package agency, restaurant, limited restaurant, airport lounge, on-premise banquet premises, private club, on-premise beer retailer, single event permitted area, temporary special event beer permitted area, or public service special use permitted area that has been designated by the department as an alcoholic beverage selling area. It also means that portion of an establishment that sells beer for off-premise consumption where the beer is displayed or offered for sale.
(16) "REASONABLE" means ordinary and usual thinking, speaking, or acting, which is fit and appropriate to the end in view.
(17) "RESPONDENT" means a department licensee, or permittee, or employee or agent of a licensee or permittee, or other entity against whom a letter of admonishment or notice of agency action is directed.
(18) "STAFF" or "authorized staff member" means a person duly authorized by the director of the department to perform a particular act.
(19) "UTAH ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAWS" means any Utah statutes, commission rules and municipal and county ordinances relating to the manufacture, possession, transportation, distribution, sale, supply, wholesale, warehousing, and furnishing of alcoholic beverages.
(20) "VIOLATION REPORT" means a written report from any law enforcement agency or authorized department staff member alleging a violation of the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Act or rules of the commission by a department licensee, or permittee, or employee or agent of a licensee or permittee or other entity.
(21) "WARNING SIGN" means a sign no smaller than six inches high by twelve inches wide, with print no smaller than one half inch bold letters and clearly readable, stating: "Warning: Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime that is prosecuted aggressively in Utah."
KEY: alcoholic beverages
Date of Enactment or Last Substantive
August 27, 2007]
Notice of Continuation: August 31, 2006
Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 32A-1-107; 32A-1-119(5)(c); 32A-3-103(1)(a); 32A-4-103(1)(a); 32A-4-106(22); 32A-4-203(1)(a); 32A-4-304(1)(a); 32A-4-307(22); 32A-4-401(1)(a); 32A-4-403(1)(a); 32A-5-103(1)(a); 32A-5-107(40); 32A-6-103(2)(a); 32A-7-103(2)(a); 32A-7-106(5); 32A-8-103(1)(a); 32A-8-503(1)(a); 32A-9-103(1)(a); 32A-10-203(1)(a); 32A-10-206(14); 32A-10-303(1)(a); 32A-10-306(5); 32A-11-103(1)(a)
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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Sharon Mackay at the above address, by phone at 801-977-6800, by FAX at 801-977-6889, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules (801-538-3764). Please Note: The Division of Administrative Rules is NOT able to answer questions about the content or application of these administrative rules.
Last modified: 05/14/2008 3:03 PM