Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 5234
Session Year 2024


To: (1) Define "business entity"; (2) specify the circumstances in which a franchisor or landlord may receive profits; (3) prohibit "placeholding"; (4) modify certain notice requirements; (5) require certain permittees that appoint additional wholesalers to disclose additional information; (6) allow additional permit holders to offer tastings and make donations; (7) empower the department to conduct additional investigations and impose additional fines; (8) allow the holders of certain permits to hold other permits; (9) modify requirements concerning changes to means of access; (10) modify certain notice and hearing requirements; (11) enable the department to accept offers in compromise; (12) enable applicants to appeal from denials of liquor permit applications; (13) authorize consumer service bars; (14) establish requirements concerning embargoes and confiscations; (15) indemnify and shield certain minors; (16) authorize electronic age statements; (17) impose additional requirements concerning intoxicated persons; and (18) make various conforming, technical and minor changes to the Liquor Control Act.

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General Law Committee

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Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 3/25/2024(LCO)File Number 101
 3/25/2024House Calendar Number 97
 3/25/2024Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 3/25/2024(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/18/2024(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 03/25/24 12:00 PM
 3/7/2024(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/7/2024(GL)Joint Favorable Substitute
 2/23/2024Public Hearing 02/27
 2/22/2024Referred to Joint Committee on General Law

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