Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 35942

This rule was published in the April 1, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 7) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration

Section R81-3-11

Application

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 35942
Filed: 03/15/2012 04:35:12 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

The purpose of this amendment is to establish a deadline for filing an application for a package agency.

Summary of the rule or change:

Package agencies are granted by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission at its regularly monthly meeting. This rule establishes the 10th of the month as a deadline for filing a completed application of a package agency. If the 10th falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or state or federal holiday, the filing is on the next business day after the 10th of the month. Late filings will be considered by the commission the following month.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 32B-2-602

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

None--This rule enhances the efficiency of the department by allowing sufficient time to review and process applications, conduct premise inspections, identify issues relating to the application, and prepare summaries and recommendations for the commission. The rule will have no effect on the state budget for costs or savings.

local governments:

None--This rule enhances the efficiency of the department by allowing sufficient time to review and process applications, conduct premise inspections, identify issues relating to the application, and prepare summaries and recommendations for the commission. The rule will have no effect on local governments for costs or savings.

small businesses:

None--This rule primarily enhances the efficiency of the department by allowing sufficient time to review and process applications, conduct premise inspections, identify issues relating to the application, and prepare summaries and recommendations for the commission. At most, the rule could delay a business's ability to sell alcohol for one month, but only in instances where the business fails to timely file a completed application.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

None--This rule enhances the efficiency of the department by allowing sufficient time to review and process applications, conduct premise inspections, identify issues relating to the application, and prepare summaries and recommendations for the commission. At most, the rule could delay a business's ability to sell alcohol for one month, but only instances where the business fails to timely file a completed application.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

At most, the rule could delay a business's ability to sell alcohol for one month, but only in instances where the business fails to timely file a completed application.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

The department's application forms state that an application and supporting documentation must be completed and submitted to the department no later than the 10th of the month to be considered by the commission. However, this has been treated as a "soft" deadline by many applicants who press staff to make exceptions for them. This has resulted in last minute modifications to commission agendas causing confusion during commission meetings. This rule formalizes the deadline, requires applicants to complete the application process by a date certain which will give staff the time they need to fully process the applications for the commission.

Francine Giani, Executive 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
Administration
1625 S 900 W
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84104-1630

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Thad LeVar at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6929, by FAX at 801-530-6446, or by Internet E-mail at tlevar@utah.gov

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:

05/01/2012

This rule may become effective on:

05/08/2012

Authorized by:

Francine Giani, Executive Director

RULE TEXT

R81. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration.

R81-3. Package Agencies.

R81-3-11. Application.

[An application for a package agency shall be included in the agenda of the monthly commission meeting for consideration for issuance of a package agency contract when the requirements of Sections 32B- 1-304 to 307, 32B-2-602 and -604 have been met, a completed application has been received by the department, and when the package agency premises have been inspected by the department. No application fee is required for type 2 and 3 package agency applicants.](1) No application for a package agency will be included on the agenda of a monthly commission meeting for consideration for issuance of a package agency contract until:

(a) The applicant has first met all requirements of Sections 32B-1-304 to 307 (qualifications to be a package agent), and 32B-2-602 and -604 and 32B-6-204 have been met (submission of a completed application, payment of application fee, written consent of local authority, evidence of proximity to certain community locations, a bond, a floor plan, and public liability insurance); and

(b) the department has inspected the package agency premise.

(2)(a) All application requirements of Subsection (1)(a) must be filed with the department no later than the 10th day of the month in order for the application to be included on that month's commission meeting agenda.

(b) An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant.

(c) A completed application filed after the 10th day of the month will not be considered by the commission that month, but will be included on the agenda of the commission meeting the following month.

 

KEY: alcoholic beverages

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [December 1, 2011]2012

Notice of Continuation: May 10, 2011

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 32B-2-202

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Thad LeVar at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6929, by FAX at 801-530-6446, or by Internet E-mail at tlevar@utah.gov.