ASSEMBLY, No. 5231

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JANUARY 11, 2021

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblywoman  YVONNE LOPEZ

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  CRAIG J. COUGHLIN

District 19 (Middlesex)

Assemblyman  ROY FREIMAN

District 16 (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex and Somerset)

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Assemblyman Houghtaling, Assemblywomen DiMaso and Vainieri Huttle

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Allows county or municipal governing body to enter into revenue sharing agreement for alcoholic beverage sales by concessionaire permit holder.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages and amending R.S.33:1-42. 

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    R.S.33:1-42 is amended to read as follows: 

     33:1-42 [No sales]  a.  Sales of alcoholic beverages shall not be made in any public buildings belonging to or under the control of the [state] State or any political subdivision thereof except as to the national guard as hereinbefore provided, and except as  permitted by the [commissioner] director in specified cases and subject to rules and regulations.

     b.    The governing body of a county or municipality may enter into an agreement with the holder of a concessionaire permit issued pursuant to subsection a. of this section for use in connection with a premises owned or operated by the governing body to share a fixed percentage of the revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages by the permit holder. 

(cf:  R.S.33:1-42)

 

     2.    This act shall take effect immediately. 

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill allows a county or municipality to enter into a revenue sharing agreement with the holder of a concessionaire permit used in connection with a premises located within the county or municipality. 

     Under current law, the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is authorized to issue a concessionaire permit that allows the permit holder to sell alcoholic beverages in any public building belonging to, or under the control of, the State or any political subdivision.  This annual permit is issued to a private vendor who has a contract with the unit of government to provide services to the public.

     This bill allows the county or municipal governing body to enter into an agreement to share a fixed percentage of the revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages by the private vendor.