5682-S AMS KING S2970.1
SSB 5682 - S AMD 386
By Senator King
On page 3, beginning on line 20, after "sells" strike all material through "seven and one-half" on line 29 and insert ", as a significant part of its business: Fresh meat, produce, deli products, and prepared foods;
(iii) Spirits sold under this subsection must be kept behind a counter where the public is not permitted or kept in a locked display case so that a customer wanting access must ask an employee of the license holder for assistance;
(iv) The grocery store is located in a city or town with a population of less than seventy-five thousand or in an unincorporated area of a county; and
(v) The grocery store is not located within five"
EFFECT: (1) Modifies the list of products that a qualifying grocery store must sell and requires those sales to be a significant part of the business.
(2) In addition to cities and towns the provisions also apply to code cities.
(3) The provisions apply to cities, code cities, and towns that have a population of less than 75,000, instead of less than 30,000.
(4) Qualifying grocery stores must be at least 5 miles, instead of 7.5 miles, from the premises of a former contract liquor store or a holder of former state liquor store operating rights to be eligible to sell spirits with the maximum size of 375 milliliters.
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