This rule was published in the August 15, 2011, issue (Vol. 2011, No. 16) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration
Tavern Beer Licenses
Notice of Proposed Rule
DAR File No.: 35097
Filed: 07/28/2011 01:53:38 PM
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
This new rule provides a section for the "tavern" license type which was previously combined with the on-premise beer license and implements new provisions required by S.B. 314 that was passed in the 2011 General Session.
Summary of the rule or change:
This rule is proposed to ensure that taverns are regulated in a similar manner as holders of other licenses. As required by S.B. 314, it also clarifies the electronic age verification procedures that taverns must abide by pursuant to Section 32B-1-407.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
- Section 32B-2-202
- Subsection 32B-1-407(5)
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
None--This rule elaborates on the statutory mandates for this existing license type. Regarding the new requirement, the DABC is not required to fund the purchase of the electronic age verification devices therefore there will be no cost or savings to the state budget.
None--Taverns are regulated on the state level. Local governments will not be involved so there will no costs or savings to them.
Many taverns are small businesses, however the purchase and use of electronic age verification devices is required by statute and the associated costs are therefore imposed by statute, so this rule does not impose any additional costs.
persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:
None--The rule affects tavern license holders and not other persons, so this rule will have no fiscal impact on other persons.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
There are no compliance costs created by this rule. Any compliance costs associated with the purchase and use of the electronic age verification devices are imposed by the governing statutes: Sections 32B-1-407 and 32B-6-706.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
This rule is written to clarify the operational guidelines for tavern licenses and to clarify the regulatory procedures for the use of the electronic age verification devices that S.B. 314 requires for taverns. These devices cost about $1,000 each and some larger businesses may require more than one. However, the rule has no fiscal impact on businesses because the fiscal burdens are established by statute.
Dennis 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:
- Neil Cohen 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 Kellen, Director
R81. Alcoholic Beverage Control,
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