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SB 87: "An Act relating to community local options for control of alcoholic beverages; relating to the control of alcoholic beverages; relating to the definition of 'alcoholic beverage'; relating to purchase and sale of alcoholic beverages; relating to alcohol server education courses; and providing for an effective date."

00 SENATE BILL NO. 87                                                                                                      
01 "An Act relating to community local options for control of alcoholic beverages;                                         
02 relating to the control of alcoholic beverages; relating to the definition of                                           
03 'alcoholic beverage'; relating to purchase and sale of alcoholic beverages; relating                                    
04 to alcohol server education courses; and providing for an effective date."                                              
05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                                
06    * Section 1.  AS 04.11.010(b) is amended to read:                                                                    
07  (b)  A person may not solicit or receive orders for the delivery of an alcoholic                                      
08 beverage if the person is in an area that has adopted a local option under                                           
09 AS 04.11.491.  If the area has adopted a local option under AS 04.11.491(a)(1), (2),                                    
10 or (3), or (b)(1) or (2), a package store licensee outside of that local option area                                    
11 may receive orders as provided under AS 04.11.150 but may not solicit in that                                           
12 area or receive orders through an agent or employee in that area.  This subsection                                      
13 does not apply to a package store licensee who operates a package store in an                                           
14 area that has adopted a local option under AS 04.11.491(a)(2)(C) or (3)(C) or                                           
01 (b)(2)(C) [WHERE THE RESULTS OF A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION HAVE,                                                          
02 UNDER AS 04.11.490 - 04.11.500, PROHIBITED THE BOARD FROM ISSUING,                                                      
03 RENEWING, OR TRANSFERRING ONE OR MORE TYPES OF LICENSES OR                                                              
04 PERMITS UNDER THIS TITLE, UNLESS THE PERSON IS LICENSED UNDER                                                           
05 THIS TITLE AND THE ORDER IS ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY THAT PERSON                                                            
06 FROM THE PURCHASER OF THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE].  A person who                                                            
07 violates this subsection is punishable upon conviction as provided under                                              
08 AS 04.16.200(a) or (b).                                                                                                 
09    * Sec. 2.  AS 04.11.010(c) is amended to read:                                                                       
10  (c)  In a criminal prosecution for possession of alcoholic beverages for sale in                                      
11 violation of (a) of this section, the fact that a person possessed more than 12 liters of                               
12 distilled spirits, 24 liters or more of wine, or 12 gallons [45 LITERS] or more of malt                               
13 beverages in an area where the sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or prohibited                                
14 under AS 04.11.491 [AS 04.11.490, 04.11.492, 04.11.496, OR 04.11.500] creates a                                       
15 presumption that the person possessed the alcoholic beverages for sale.                                                 
16    * Sec. 3.  AS 04.11.100 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                               
17  (f)  Notwithstanding the provisions of (b) and (e) of this section, upon written                                      
18 application and approval of the local governing body, the board may issue or reissue                                    
19 a restaurant or eating place license and exempt the licensee from the requirements of                                   
20 (b) and (e) of this section.  A licensee exempt as provided in this subsection shall                                    
21 provide food items for sale on the premises as shown on a menu approved by the                                          
22 board and available to patrons.  The board may not                                                                      
23   (1)  issue or reissue a license as provided under this subsection if                                                 
24   (A)  the issuance or reissuance would result in more than one                                                       
25 exempt restaurant or eating place license for every 10 restaurant or eating place                                       
26 licenses allowed under the provisions of AS 04.11.400(a)(2) or (3);                                                     
27   (B)  the premises would be located in a building having a public                                                    
28 entrance within 200 feet of  the boundary line of  a school  or a church                                                
29 building in which religious services are being regularly conducted; for purposes                                        
30 of this subparagraph, the 200-foot prohibition is measured from the outer                                               
31 boundary line of the school or the public entrance of the church building by the                                        
01 shortest pedestrian route to the nearest public entrance of the restaurant or                                           
02 eating place;                                                                                                           
03     (2)  reissue a restaurant or eating place license as exempt as provided                                            
04 under the provisions of this subsection if the license is being transferred under the                                   
05 provisions of AS 04.11.400(f); or                                                                                       
06   (3)  transfer an exempt license issued under this subsection to another                                              
07 person.                                                                                                                 
08    * Sec. 4.  AS 04.11.135(a) is amended to read:                                                                       
09  (a)  A brewpub license authorizes the holder of a beverage dispensary license                                         
10 to                                                                                                                      
11   (1)  manufacture on premises licensed under the beverage dispensary                                                  
12 license not more than 75,000 [16,000] gallons of beer in a calendar year; and                                         
13   (2)  sell beer manufactured on premises licensed under the beverage                                                  
14 dispensary license for consumption only on the licensed premises.                                                       
15    * Sec. 5.  AS 04.11.135(b) is amended to read:                                                                       
16  (b)  Except as provided under AS 04.11.360(10) [AS 04.11.360(12)], the                                              
17 brewpub license is not transferable, shall remain the property of the state, and is not                                 
18 subject to any form of alienation.                                                                                      
19    * Sec. 6.  AS 04.11.150(a) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                        
20  (a)  Except as provided under (g) of this section, a package store license                                            
21 authorizes the licensee to sell alcoholic beverages to a person present on the licensed                                 
22 premises or to a person known to the licensee who makes a written solicitation to that                                  
23 licensee for shipment.  A licensee, agent, or employee may only ship alcoholic                                          
24 beverages to the purchaser.  Before commencing the practice of shipping alcoholic                                       
25 beverages, and with a subsequent application to renew the license, a licensee shall                                     
26 notify the board in writing of the licensee's intention to ship alcoholic beverages in                                  
27 response to a written solicitation.  The package store licensee, agent, or employee shall                               
28 include written information on fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects                                         
29 resulting from a woman consuming alcohol during pregnancy in a shipment of                                              
30 alcoholic beverages sold in response to a written solicitation.                                                         
31    * Sec. 7.  AS 04.11.150(g) is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                        
01  (g)  If a shipment is to an area that has restricted the sale of alcoholic                                            
02 beverages under AS 04.11.491(a)(1), (2), or (3) or (b)(1) or (2), a package store                                       
03 licensee, agent, or employee may not ship to a purchaser more than 12 liters of                                         
04 distilled spirits, 24 liters or more of wine, or 12 gallons or more of malt beverages in                                
05 a calendar month.                                                                                                       
06    * Sec. 8.  AS 04.11.160 is amended by adding new subsections to read:                                                
07  (f)  A person who applies for issuance or renewal of a license under this                                             
08 section shall file, on forms provided by the board, the following information regarding                                 
09 each brand of alcoholic beverage that the person intends to purchase, offer for sale, or                                
10 sell:  (1) the full and correct brand or trade name; (2) the nature and type of the brand;                              
11 (3) the name of the distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer of the brand; and (4) a                                     
12 certification by the distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer of the brand that the person                               
13 is a primary source of supply for the brand.  In addition to the fees imposed under (a)                                 
14 and (b) of this section, a person filing under this subsection shall pay a biennial filing                              
15 fee of $50 for each brand of alcoholic beverage the person intends to purchase, offer                                   
16 for sale, or sell.  In this subsection, "distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer" includes                              
17 an exclusive agent of the distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer if the agent's name                                   
18 appears on the label of the brand approved by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco                                    
19 and Firearms.                                                                                                           
20  (g)  A person licensed under this section shall notify the board within 10 days                                       
21 of a change in a primary source of supply designation required under (f) of this                                        
22 section.                                                                                                                
23    * Sec. 9.  AS 04.16 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                      
24  Sec. 04.16.172.  RESTRICTIONS ON PURCHASE AND SALE OF                                                                 
25 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.  A person licensed under AS 04.11.090, 04.11.100,                                                  
26 04.11.110, or 04.11.150 may not purchase, sell, or offer for sale an alcoholic beverage                                 
27 unless the alcoholic beverage being purchased, sold, or offered for sale was obtained                                   
28 from a person licensed under                                                                                            
29   (1)  AS 04.11.160 as a primary source of supply for the alcoholic                                                    
30 beverage being purchased, sold, or offered for sale; or                                                                 
31   (2)  AS 04.11.130, 04.11.140, or 04.11.170.                                                                          
01    * Sec. 10.  AS 04.11.270(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
02  (b)  A license shall be renewed as follows:                                                                           
03   (1)  on or before November 1 [OF EACH YEAR], the director shall                                                      
04 mail a renewal application to each licensee whose license, unless renewed, will expire                                  
05 on December 31 of that year; the application shall be mailed to the licensee at the                                     
06 licensed premises or at a mailing address furnished by the licensee;                                                    
07   (2)  the licensee shall submit the completed renewal application and the                                             
08 biennial license fee to the director before January 1 [ON OR BEFORE                                                   
09 DECEMBER 31];                                                                                                           
10   (3)  a renewal application filed after December 31 is delinquent and                                                 
11 must be accompanied by a $500 [$200] penalty fee;                                                                     
12   (4)  if December 31 falls on a weekend or a state holiday, the deadline                                              
13 is extended to the first business day following December 31.                                                            
14    * Sec. 11.  AS 04.11.320 is amended to read:                                                                         
15  Sec. 04.11.320.  DENIAL OF NEW LICENSES AND PERMITS.  (a)  An                                                         
16 application requesting issuance of a new license shall be denied if                                                     
17   (1)  the board finds, after review of all relevant information, that                                                 
18 issuance of the license would not be in the best interests of the public;                                               
19   (2)  issuance of the license is prohibited by AS 04.11.390, relating to                                              
20 residency, or AS 04.11.410, relating to location of premises near churches and schools;                                 
21   (3)  the application has not been completed in accordance with                                                       
22 AS 04.11.260;                                                                                                           
23   (4)  issuance of the license would violate the restrictions pertaining to                                            
24 the particular license imposed under this title;                                                                        
25   (5)  issuance of the license is prohibited under this title as a result of                                           
26 an election conducted under AS 04.11.507 [IN ACCORDANCE WITH                                                          
27 AS 04.11.502];                                                                                                          
28   (6)  the requirements of AS 04.11.420 - 04.11.450 relating to zoning,                                                
29 ownership and location of the license, and the identity and financing of a licensee have                                
30 not been met;                                                                                                           
31   (7)  [THE LICENSED PREMISES ARE TO BE LOCATED IN A                                                                   
01 MUNICIPALITY, THE TYPE OF LICENSE SOUGHT IS A BEVERAGE                                                                  
02 DISPENSARY OR PACKAGE STORE LICENSE, AND THAT TYPE OF LICENSE                                                           
03 IS ALREADY IN EFFECT IN THE MUNICIPALITY UNDER A COMMUNITY                                                              
04 LIQUOR LICENSE, UNLESS THE NEW LICENSE IS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE                                                           
05 AFTER THE COMMUNITY LIQUOR LICENSE IS NO LONGER EFFECTIVE,                                                              
06 WHETHER AS THE RESULT OF A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION OR                                                                     
07 OTHERWISE;                                                                                                              
08   (8)  THE AUTHORITY SOUGHT IS AUTHORITY TO OPERATE A                                                                  
09 BEVERAGE DISPENSARY OR PACKAGE STORE UNDER A COMMUNITY                                                                  
10 LIQUOR LICENSE FOR PREMISES TO BE LOCATED IN A MUNICIPALITY                                                             
11 WHERE THE AUTHORITY SOUGHT IS ALREADY HELD BY A PRIVATE                                                                 
12 LICENSEE UNDER A BEVERAGE DISPENSARY OR PACKAGE STORE                                                                   
13 LICENSE, UNLESS THE COMMUNITY LIQUOR LICENSE IS TO BECOME                                                               
14 EFFECTIVE AFTER THE PRIVATELY HELD LICENSE IS NO LONGER                                                                 
15 EFFECTIVE, WHETHER AS THE RESULT OF A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION OR                                                          
16 OTHERWISE;                                                                                                              
17   (9)]  issuance of the license is prohibited under AS 04.11.400(a) or                                                 
18 prohibition of issuance of the license is found necessary under AS 04.11.400(b);                                        
19   (8) [(10)]  the application contains false statements of material fact;                                            
20   (9) [(11)]  the license is sought for the sale of alcoholic beverages in a                                         
21 first or second class city where [IN WHICH] there are no licensed premises at the                                     
22 time of application unless a majority of the voters have voted not to approve [IN] a                                  
23 local option to restrict or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages under                                             
24 AS 04.11.491, have voted to approve a local option to allow the type of premises                                        
25 under AS 04.11.491(a)(2) or (3), or have voted to remove a restriction or                                               
26 prohibition on the sale of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.495 [ELECTION                                            
27 CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS 04.11.502 HAVE VOTED "NO" ON                                                            
28 THE QUESTION SET OUT IN AS 04.11.490, OR HAVE VOTED "YES" ON A                                                          
29 QUESTION SET OUT IN AS 04.11.492 OR 04.11.500]; or                                                                    
30   (10) [(12)]  the license is sought for the sale of alcoholic beverages in                                          
31 an established village where [IN WHICH] there are no licensed premises at the time                                    
01 of application unless a majority of the voters have voted not to approve [IN] a local                                 
02 option to restrict or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.491,                                     
03 have voted to approve a local option to allow the type of premises under                                                
04 AS 04.11.491(b)(2), or have voted to remove a restriction or prohibition on the                                         
05 sale of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.495 [ELECTION CONDUCTED IN                                                  
06 ACCORDANCE WITH AS 04.11.502 HAVE VOTED "NO" ON THE QUESTION                                                            
07 SET OUT IN AS 04.11.490 OR HAVE VOTED "YES" ON THE QUESTION SET                                                         
08 OUT IN AS 04.11.500].                                                                                                   
09  (b)  An application requesting issuance of a new permit shall be denied if                                            
10   (1)  the board finds, after review of all relevant information, that                                                 
11 issuance of the permit would not be in the best interests of the public;                                                
12   (2)  the board finds that any of the statements made in the application                                              
13 are untrue;                                                                                                             
14   (3)  the application has not been completed in accordance with                                                       
15 AS 04.11.260; or                                                                                                      
16   (4)  the permit is sought for the sale of alcoholic beverages in a first or                                          
17 second class city or established village where [IN WHICH] there are no licensed                                       
18 premises at the time of application unless a majority of the voters have voted not to                                  
19 approve [IN] a local option to restrict or prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages                                   
20 under AS 04.11.491, have voted to approve a local option to allow the type of                                           
21 permit under AS 04.11.491(a)(2) or (b)(2), or have voted to remove a restriction                                        
22 or prohibition on the sale of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.495 [ELECTION                                         
23 CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS 04.11.502 HAVE VOTED "NO" ON                                                            
24 THE QUESTION SET OUT IN AS 04.11.490].                                                                                  
25    * Sec. 12.  AS 04.11.330(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
26  (a)  An application requesting renewal of a license shall be denied if                                                
27   (1)  the board finds, after review of all relevant information, that                                                 
28 renewal of the license would not be in the best interests of the public;                                                
29   (2)  the license has been revoked for any cause;                                                                     
30   (3)  the applicant has not operated the licensed premises for at least 30                                            
31 eight-hour days during each of the two preceding calendar years, unless the board                                       
01 determines that the licensed premises are under construction or cannot be operated                                      
02 through no fault of the applicant;                                                                                      
03   (4)  the board finds that issuance of an existing license under                                                      
04 AS 04.11.400(d) has not encouraged tourist trade;                                                                       
05   (5)  the requirements of AS 04.11.420 - 04.11.450 relating to zoning,                                                
06 ownership of the license, and financing of the licensee have not been met;                                              
07   (6)  renewal of the license would violate the restrictions pertaining to                                             
08 the particular license under this title or the license has been operated in violation of                               
09 a condition or restriction imposed by the board;                                                                       
10   (7)  renewal of the license is prohibited under this title as a result of an                                         
11 election conducted under AS 04.11.507 [IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS 04.11.502];                                              
12   (8)  the application has not been completed in accordance with                                                       
13 AS 04.11.270; or                                                                                                      
14   (9)  the license was issued under AS 04.11.400(g), and the board finds                                               
15 that the public convenience does not require renewal.                                                                   
16    * Sec. 13.  AS 04.11.340 is amended to read:                                                                         
17  Sec. 04.11.340.  DENIAL OF REQUEST FOR RELOCATION.  An application                                                    
18 requesting approval for the relocation of licensed premises shall be denied if                                          
19   (1)  the board finds, after review of all relevant information, that                                                 
20 relocation of the license would not be in the best interests of the public;                                             
21   (2)  the relocation is prohibited under AS 04.11.400(a) or (b);                                                      
22   (3)  the license would be relocated out of the established village,                                                  
23 incorporated city, unified municipality, or population area established under                                           
24 AS 04.11.400(a) within which it is located;                                                                             
25   (4)  transfer of ownership is to be made concurrently with the relocation                                            
26 of the licensed premises and a ground for denial of the transfer of ownership under                                     
27 AS 04.11.360 is presented;                                                                                              
28   (5)  the application has not been completed in accordance with                                                       
29 AS 04.11.290;                                                                                                           
30   (6)  relocation of the license would result in violation of a local zoning                                           
31 law;                                                                                                                    
01   (7)  relocation of the license would violate the restrictions pertaining to                                          
02 the particular license imposed by this title;                                                                           
03   (8)  relocation of the license is prohibited under this title as a result of                                         
04 an election conducted under AS 04.11.507 [IN ACCORDANCE WITH                                                          
05 AS 04.11.502]; or                                                                                                     
06   (9)  [THE LICENSED PREMISES ARE TO BE LOCATED IN A                                                                   
07 MUNICIPALITY, THE TYPE OF LICENSE SOUGHT TO BE RELOCATED IS A                                                           
08 BEVERAGE DISPENSARY OR PACKAGE STORE LICENSE, AND THAT TYPE                                                             
09 OF LICENSE IS ALREADY IN EFFECT IN THE MUNICIPALITY UNDER A                                                             
10 COMMUNITY LIQUOR LICENSE, UNLESS THE RELOCATION IS TO BECOME                                                            
11 EFFECTIVE AFTER THE COMMUNITY LIQUOR LICENSE IS NO LONGER                                                               
12 EFFECTIVE, WHETHER AS THE RESULT OF A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION OR                                                          
13 OTHERWISE;                                                                                                              
14   (10)]  the license was issued under AS 04.11.400(d), (e), or (g).                                                    
15    * Sec. 14.  AS 04.11.360 is amended to read:                                                                         
16  Sec. 04.11.360.  DENIAL OF TRANSFER OF A LICENSE TO ANOTHER                                                           
17 PERSON.  An application requesting approval of a transfer of a license to another                                       
18 person under this title shall be denied if                                                                              
19   (1)  the board finds, after review of all relevant information, that transfer                                        
20 of a license to another person would not be in the best interests of the public;                                        
21   (2)  the application has not been completed in accordance with                                                       
22 AS 04.11.280;                                                                                                           
23   (3)  the application contains false statements of material fact;                                                     
24   (4)  the transferor has not paid all debts or taxes arising from the                                                 
25 conduct of the business licensed under this title unless                                                                
26   (A)  the transferor gives security for the payment of the debts                                                     
27 or taxes satisfactory to the creditor or taxing authority; or                                                           
28   (B)  the transfer is pursuant to a promise given as collateral by                                                   
29 the transferor to the transferee in the course of an earlier transfer of the license                                    
30 under which promise the transferor is obliged to transfer the license back to the                                       
31 transferee in the event of default in payment for property conveyed as part of                                          
01 the earlier transfer of the license;                                                                                    
02   (5)  transfer of the license to another person would result in violation                                             
03 of the provisions of this title relating to identity of licensees and financing of licensees;                           
04   (6)  transfer of the license to another person would violate the                                                     
05 restrictions pertaining to the particular license under this title;                                                     
06   (7)  transfer of the license to another person is prohibited under the                                               
07 provisions of this title as a result of an election conducted under AS 04.11.507 [IN                                  
08 ACCORDANCE WITH AS 04.11.502];                                                                                          
09   (8)  the prospective transferee does not have the qualifications required                                            
10 under this title of an original applicant;                                                                              
11   (9)  [THE LICENSED PREMISES ARE LOCATED IN A                                                                         
12 MUNICIPALITY, THE TYPE OF LICENSE SOUGHT TO BE TRANSFERRED IS                                                           
13 A BEVERAGE DISPENSARY OR PACKAGE STORE LICENSE, AND THAT TYPE                                                           
14 OF LICENSE IS ALREADY IN EFFECT IN THE MUNICIPALITY UNDER A                                                             
15 COMMUNITY LIQUOR LICENSE, UNLESS THE TRANSFER IS TO BECOME                                                              
16 EFFECTIVE AFTER THE COMMUNITY LIQUOR LICENSE IS NO LONGER                                                               
17 EFFECTIVE, WHETHER AS THE RESULT OF A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION OR                                                          
18 OTHERWISE;                                                                                                              
19   (10)  THE AUTHORITY SOUGHT IS AUTHORITY TO OPERATE                                                                   
20 A BEVERAGE DISPENSARY OR PACKAGE STORE UNDER A COMMUNITY                                                                
21 LIQUOR LICENSE FOR PREMISES TO BE LOCATED IN A MUNICIPALITY                                                             
22 WHERE THE AUTHORITY SOUGHT IS ALREADY HELD BY A PRIVATE                                                                 
23 LICENSEE UNDER A BEVERAGE DISPENSARY OR PACKAGE STORE                                                                   
24 LICENSE, UNLESS THE TRANSFER IS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE AFTER THE                                                           
25 PRIVATELY HELD LICENSE IS NO LONGER EFFECTIVE, WHETHER AS THE                                                           
26 RESULT OF A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION OR OTHERWISE;                                                                         
27   (11)]  the license was issued under AS 04.11.100(f) or 04.11.400(g); or                                            
28   (10) [AS 04.11.400(g);  (12)]  the license was issued under                                                        
29 AS 04.11.135, unless the transferor is also applying to transfer the beverage dispensary                                
30 license required under AS 04.11.135 to the same transferee.                                                             
31    * Sec. 15.  AS 04.11.370 is amended to read:                                                                         
01  Sec. 04.11.370.  SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF LICENSES AND                                                            
02 PERMITS.  A license or permit shall be suspended or revoked if the board finds                                          
03 [THAT ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING GROUNDS EXISTS:]                                                                     
04   (1)  misrepresentation of a material fact on an application made under                                              
05 this title or a regulation adopted under this title [FOR A LICENSE OR PERMIT];                                         
06   (2)  continuation of the manufacture, sale, or service of alcoholic                                                 
07 beverages by the licensee or permittee [ACTIVITIES AUTHORIZED UNDER A                                                  
08 LICENSE OR PERMIT] would be contrary to the best interests of the public;                                               
09   (3)  failure on the part of the licensee to correct a defect [DEFECTS]                                             
10 that constitutes a violation [CONSTITUTE VIOLATIONS] of this title, a condition                                      
11 or restriction imposed under AS 04.11.395, a regulation [REGULATIONS] adopted                                          
12 under this title, or other laws [WITHIN A PRESCRIBED TIME] after receipt of notice                                      
13 issued by the board or its agent;                                                                                       
14   (4)  conviction of a licensee of a violation of [A PROVISION OF] this                                                
15 title, a regulation adopted under this title, or an ordinance adopted under AS 04.21.010;                               
16   (5)  conviction of an [THE] agent or employee of a licensee of a                                                   
17 violation of this title, a regulation adopted under this title, or an ordinance adopted                                 
18 under AS 04.21.010, if the licensee is found by the board to have either knowingly                                      
19 allowed the violation or to have recklessly or with criminal negligence failed to act in                                
20 accordance with the duty prescribed under AS 04.21.030 with the result that the [AN]                                  
21 agent or employee violates a law, regulation, or ordinance;                                                             
22   (6)  failure of the licensee to comply with the public health, fire, or                                             
23 safety laws and regulations [PERTAINING TO PUBLIC HEALTH] in the state;                                                
24   (7)  use of the licensed premises as a resort for illegal possessors or                                              
25 users of narcotics, prostitutes, or promoters of prostitution; in addition to any other                                 
26 legally competent evidence, the character of the premises may be proved by the                                          
27 general reputation of the premises in the community as a resort for illegal possessors                                  
28 or users of narcotics, prostitutes, or promoters of prostitution;                                                       
29   (8)  occurrence of illegal gambling within the limits of the licensed                                                
30 premises;                                                                                                               
31   (9)  the licensee permitted a [PERMITTING ANY] public offense                                                      
01 involving moral turpitude to occur on the licensed premises;                                                            
02   (10)  violation by a licensee of this title, a condition or restriction                                             
03 imposed under AS 04.11.395, a regulation adopted under this title, or an ordinance                                     
04 adopted under AS 04.21.010; or                                                                                        
05   (11)  violation by an agent or employee of a licensee of a provision of                                              
06 this title, a condition or restriction imposed under AS 04.11.395, a regulation                                       
07 adopted under this title, or an ordinance adopted under AS 04.21.010, if the licensee                                   
08 is found by the board to have either knowingly allowed the violation or to have                                         
09 recklessly or with criminal negligence failed to act in accordance with the duty                                        
10 prescribed under AS 04.21.030 with the result that the agent or employee violates the                                   
11 law, condition or restriction, regulation, or ordinance.                                                              
12    * Sec. 16.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
13  Sec. 04.11.395.  BOARD IMPOSED CONDITIONS OR RESTRICTIONS.                                                            
14 The board may, in the best interests of the public, impose conditions or restrictions on                                
15 a license or permit issued under this chapter.                                                                          
16    * Sec. 17.  AS 04.11.400(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
17  (a)  Except as provided in (d) -  (h) of this section, a new license may not be                                       
18 issued and the board may prohibit relocation of an existing license                                                     
19   (1)  outside an established village, incorporated city, unified                                                      
20 municipality, or organized borough if after the issuance or relocation there would be                                  
21 (A)  more than one restaurant or eating place license for each 1,500 population or                                     
22 fraction of that [1,500] population, or (B)  more than one license of each other type,                            
23 including licenses that have been issued under (d) or (e) of this section, for each 3,000                               
24 population or fraction of that [3,000] population, in a radius of five miles of the                                 
25 licensed premises [OR LOCATION OF PREMISES SOUGHT TO BE LICENSED],                                                      
26 excluding the populations of established villages, incorporated cities, unified                                         
27 municipalities, and organized boroughs that are wholly or partly included within the                                    
28 radius;                                                                                                                 
29   (2)  inside an established village, incorporated city, or unified                                                    
30 municipality if after the issuance or relocation there would be inside the established                                  
31 village, incorporated city, or unified municipality                                                                     
01   (A)  more than one restaurant or eating place license for each                                                    
02 1,500 population or fraction of that [1,500] population; or                                                         
03   (B)  more than one license of each other type, including licenses                                                 
04 that have been issued under (d) or (e) of this section, for each 3,000 population                                       
05 or fraction of that [3,000] population [INSIDE THE ESTABLISHED                                                        
06 VILLAGE, INCORPORATED CITY, OR UNIFIED MUNICIPALITY];                                                                   
07   (3)  inside an organized borough but outside an established village or                                               
08 incorporated city located within the borough, if after the issuance or relocation there                                 
09 would be inside the borough, but outside the established villages and incorporated                                      
10 cities located within the borough,                                                                                      
11   (A)  more than one restaurant or eating place license for each                                                    
12 1,500 population or fraction of that [1,500] population; or                                                         
13   (B)  more than one license of each other type, including licenses                                                 
14 that have been issued under (d) or (e) of this section, for each 3,000 population                                       
15 or fraction of that [3,000] population [INSIDE THE BOROUGH,] excluding                                                
16 the population of those established villages that have adopted a local option                                          
17 under AS 04.11.491(b)(1), (3), or (4) [CONDUCTED AN ELECTION ON A                                                      
18 QUESTION SET OUT IN AS 04.11.490, 04.11.496, OR 04.11.500], and                                                         
19 excluding the population of incorporated cities located within the organized                                            
20 borough.                                                                                                                
21    * Sec. 18.  AS 04.11.480(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
22  (a)  A [IF A] local governing body may [WISHES TO] protest the issuance,                                          
23 renewal, relocation, [TRANSFER OF LOCATION,] or transfer to another person of                                         
24 a license by sending [, IT SHALL FURNISH] the board and the applicant [WITH] a                                        
25 protest and the reasons for the protest within 30 days of receipt from the board of                                     
26 notice of filing of the application.  The local governing body may protest the                                         
27 continued operation of a license during the second year of the biennial license                                         
28 period by sending the board and the licensee a protest and the reasons for the                                          
29 protest by January 31 of the second year of the license.  The procedures for                                            
30 action on a protest of continued operation of a license are the same as the                                             
31 procedures for action on a protest of a renewal application.  The board shall                                          
01 consider a protest and testimony received at a hearing conducted under                                                  
02 AS 04.11.510(b)(2) or (4) when it considers the application or continued operation,                                   
03 and the protest and the record of the hearing conducted under AS 04.11.510(b)(2) or                                     
04 (4) shall be kept [RETAINED] as part of the board's permanent record of its review                                    
05 [OF THE APPLICATION].  If an application or continued operation is protested, the                                     
06 board shall deny [MAY NOT APPROVE] the application or continued operation                                           
07 unless the board finds that the protest is arbitrary, capricious, and unreasonable.                                     
08    * Sec. 19.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
09  Sec. 04.11.491.  LOCAL OPTIONS.  (a)  If a majority of the persons voting                                             
10 on the question vote to approve the option, a municipality shall adopt a local option                                   
11 to prohibit                                                                                                             
12   (1)  the sale of alcoholic beverages;                                                                                
13   (2)  the sale of alcoholic beverages except by one or more of the                                                    
14 following listed on the ballot:                                                                                         
15   (A)  a restaurant or eating place licensee;                                                                         
16   (B)  a beverage dispensary licensee;                                                                                
17   (C)  a package store licensee; or                                                                                   
18   (D)  a caterer holding a permit under AS 04.11.230 to sell                                                          
19 alcoholic beverages at a site within the municipality who is also licensed under                                        
20 a beverage dispensary license for premises outside of the municipality;                                                 
21   (3)  the sale of alcoholic beverages except on premises operated by the                                              
22 municipality and under a type of licensed premises listed on the ballot, that may                                       
23 include one or more of the following:                                                                                   
24   (A)  a restaurant or eating place license;                                                                          
25   (B)  a beverage dispensary license; or                                                                              
26   (C)  a package store license;                                                                                       
27   (4)  the sale and importation of alcoholic beverages; or                                                             
28   (5)  the sale, importation, and possession of alcoholic beverages.                                                   
29  (b)  If a majority of the persons voting on the question vote to approve the                                          
30 option, an established village shall exercise a local option to prohibit                                                
31   (1)  the sale of alcoholic beverages;                                                                                
01   (2)  the sale of alcoholic beverages except by one or more of the                                                    
02 following listed on the ballot:                                                                                         
03   (A)  a restaurant or eating place licensee;                                                                         
04   (B)  a beverage dispensary licensee;                                                                                
05   (C)  a package store licensee; or                                                                                   
06   (D)  a caterer holding a permit under AS 04.11.230 to sell                                                          
07 alcoholic beverages at a site within the established village who is also licensed                                       
08 under a beverage dispensary license for premises outside of the established                                             
09 village;                                                                                                                
10   (3)  the sale and importation of alcoholic beverages; or                                                             
11   (4)  the sale, importation, and possession of alcoholic beverages.                                                   
12  (c)  A ballot question to adopt a local option under this section must at least                                       
13 contain language substantially similar to: "Shall (name of municipality or village)                                     
14 adopt a local option to prohibit (local option under (a) or (b) of this section)? (yes or                               
15 no)."                                                                                                                   
16  (d)  The ballot for an election on the option set out in (a)(2)(A), (a)(3)(A), or                                     
17 (b)(2)(A) of this section must include an explanation of the authority to sell alcoholic                                
18 beverages given to a restaurant or eating place.  The ballot for an election on the                                     
19 option set out in (a)(2)(B) or (D), (a)(3)(B), or (b)(2)(B) or (D) of this section must                                 
20 include a statement that a beverage dispensary license is commonly known as a "bar"                                     
21 and an explanation of the authority to sell alcoholic beverages given to a beverage                                     
22 dispensary licensee.  The ballot for an election on the option set out in (a)(2)(C),                                    
23 (a)(3)(C), or (b)(2)(C) of this section must include a statement that a package store                                   
24 license is commonly known as a "liquor store" and an explanation of the authority to                                    
25 sell alcoholic beverages given to a package store licensee.                                                             
26  (e)  If a municipality dissolves under AS 29.06.450(a) or (b), a local option                                         
27 adopted by the municipality under (a) of this section shall continue in effect as the                                   
28 corresponding local option under (b) of this section for an established village having                                  
29 the same perimeter as the previous boundaries of the municipality.  A license for                                       
30 premises operated by the municipality under AS 04.11.505 expires when the                                               
31 municipality dissolves.                                                                                                 
01  (f)  A municipality or established village that has adopted a local option under                                      
02 (a)(1), (2), or (3) or (b)(1) or (2) of this section may designate a site for the delivery                              
03 of alcoholic beverages to individuals in the area or a site for a person to bring                                       
04 alcoholic beverages if the alcoholic beverages are imported into the area.  This                                        
05 subsection does not apply to the delivery or importation of                                                             
06   (1)  one liter or less of distilled spirits, two liters or less of wine, or one                                      
07 gallon or less of malt beverages; or                                                                                    
08   (2)  alcoholic beverages to a premises licensed under (a)(2) - (3) or                                                
09 (b)(2) of this section.                                                                                                 
10    * Sec. 20.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding new sections to read:                                                      
11  Sec. 04.11.493.  CHANGE OF LOCAL OPTION.  (a)  If a majority of persons                                               
12 voting on the question vote to approve a different local option, a municipality or                                      
13 established village shall change a local option previously adopted under AS 04.11.491                                   
14 to the different approved option.                                                                                       
15  (b)  A ballot question to change a local option under this section must at least                                      
16 contain language substantially similar to: "Shall (name of municipality or village)                                     
17 change the local option currently in effect, that prohibits (current local option under                                 
18 AS 04.11.491), and adopt in its place a local option to prohibit (proposed local option                                 
19 under AS 04.11.491)? (yes or no)."                                                                                      
20  Sec. 04.11.495.  REMOVAL OF LOCAL OPTION.  (a)  If a majority of the                                                  
21 persons voting on the question vote to remove the option, a municipality or established                                 
22 village shall remove a local option previously adopted under AS 04.11.491.  The                                         
23 option is repealed effective the first day of the month following certification of the                                  
24 results of the election.                                                                                                
25  (b)  A ballot question to remove a local option under this section must at least                                      
26 contain language substantially similar to: "Shall (name of municipality or village)                                     
27 remove the local option currently in effect, that prohibits (current local option under                                 
28 AS 04.11.491), so that there is no longer any local option in effect? (yes or no)."                                     
29  (c)  When issuing a license in the area that has removed a local option, the                                          
30 board shall give priority to an applicant who was formerly licensed and whose license                                   
31 was not renewed because of the results of the previous local option election.  However,                                 
01 an applicant described in this subsection does not have a legal right to a license and                                  
02 the board is not required to approve the application.                                                                   
03    * Sec. 21.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
04  Sec. 04.11.497.  EFFECT ON LICENSES OF PROHIBITION OF SALE.  If                                                       
05 a majority of voters vote to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages under                                             
06 AS 04.11.491(a)(1), (a)(4) or (5), (b)(1), or (b)(3) or (4), the board may not issue,                                   
07 renew, or transfer, between persons or locations, a license for premises located within                                 
08 the boundaries of the municipality and in unincorporated areas within five miles of the                                 
09 boundaries of the municipality or within the perimeter of the established village.  A                                   
10 license that may not be renewed because of a local option election held under this                                      
11 section is void 90 days after the results of the election are certified.  A license that                                
12 expires during the 90 days after the results of a local option election are certified may                               
13 be extended, until it is void under this section, by payment of a prorated portion of the                               
14 biennial license fee.                                                                                                   
15    * Sec. 22.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
16  Sec. 04.11.499.  PROHIBITION OF IMPORTATION AFTER ELECTION.  If                                                       
17 a majority of the voters vote to prohibit the importation of alcoholic beverages under                                  
18 AS 04.11.491(a)(4) or (5) or (b)(3) or (4), a person, beginning on the first day of the                                 
19 month following certification of the results of the election, may not knowingly send,                                   
20 transport, or bring an alcoholic beverage into the municipality or established village,                                 
21 unless the alcoholic beverage is sacramental wine to be used for bona fide religious                                    
22 purposes based on tenets or teachings of a church or religious body, is limited in                                      
23 quantity to the amount necessary for religious purposes, and is dispensed only for                                      
24 religious purposes by a person authorized by the church or religious body to dispense                                   
25 the sacramental wine.                                                                                                   
26    * Sec. 23.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
27  Sec. 04.11.501.  PROHIBITION OF POSSESSION AFTER ELECTION.  (a)                                                       
28 If a majority of the voters vote to prohibit the possession of alcoholic beverages under                                
29 AS 04.11.491(a)(5) or (b)(4), a person may not knowingly possess an alcoholic                                           
30 beverage in the municipality or established village, unless the alcoholic beverage is                                   
31 sacramental wine to be used for bona fide religious purposes based on tenets or                                         
01 teachings of a church or religious body, is limited in quantity to the amount necessary                                 
02 for religious purposes, and is dispensed only for religious purposes, by a person                                       
03 recognized by the church or religious body as authorized to dispense the wine.                                          
04  (b)  If there are licensed premises within the municipality or established village,                                   
05 the prohibition on possession is effective beginning 90 days after the results of the                                   
06 election are certified.  If there are no licensed premises within the municipality or                                   
07 established village, the prohibition on possession is effective beginning 60 days after                                 
08 the results of the election are certified.                                                                              
09  (c)  Upon the adoption by a municipality of a local option under                                                      
10 AS 04.11.491(a)(5), an ordinance is adopted containing the provisions of this section.                                  
11  (d)  In this section, "possession" means having physical possession of or                                             
12 exercising dominion or control over an alcoholic beverage, but does not include having                                  
13 an alcoholic beverage within the digestive system of a person.                                                          
14    * Sec. 24.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
15  Sec. 04.11.503.  EFFECT ON LICENSES OF RESTRICTION ON SALE.  If                                                       
16 a majority of the voters vote under AS 04.11.491(a)(2) or (b)(2) to prohibit sale of                                    
17 alcoholic beverages except by the type or types of licensees or permit holders listed                                   
18 on the ballot, the board may not issue, renew, or transfer between persons or locations                                 
19 a license for premises located within the boundaries of the municipality and in                                         
20 unincorporated areas within five miles of the boundaries of the municipality or within                                  
21 the perimeter of the established village, except the type or types of licenses listed on                                
22 the ballot.  A license in effect within the boundaries of the municipality or perimeter                                 
23 of the established village, and in unincorporated areas within five miles of the                                        
24 boundaries of the municipality, except the type of license listed on the ballot, is void                                
25 90 days after the results of the election are certified.  A license that expires during the                             
26 90 days after the results of a local option election are certified may be extended, until                               
27 it is void under this section, by payment of a prorated portion of the biennial license                                 
28 fee.                                                                                                                    
29    * Sec. 25.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding a new section to read:                                                     
30  Sec. 04.11.505.  LICENSING AFTER PROHIBITION ON SALE EXCEPT IN                                                        
31 PREMISES OPERATED BY MUNICIPALITY.  (a)  If a majority of the voters vote                                               
01 under AS 04.11.491(a)(3) to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages except on                                          
02 premises operated by the municipality, the board may not issue, renew, or transfer                                      
03 between persons or locations a license for premises located within the boundaries of                                    
04 a municipality and in unincorporated areas within five miles of the boundaries of the                                   
05 municipality, with the exception of the type of license listed on the ballot and operated                               
06 under a license held by the municipality.  A license in effect is void 90 days after the                                
07 results of the election are certified.  A license that expires during the 90 days after the                             
08 results of a local option election are certified may be extended, until it is void under                                
09 this subsection, by payment of a prorated portion of the biennial license fee.                                          
10  (b)  The local governing body of a municipality shall apply for a license to                                          
11 operate the type of licensed premises listed on the ballot under AS 04.11.491(a)(3) and                                 
12 approved by a majority of the voters.  The municipality shall operate the premises                                      
13 subject to the conditions and fees applicable to the type of license.  Nothing in this                                  
14 section precludes a municipality from applying to be a licensee under other provisions                                  
15 of this title.                                                                                                          
16    * Sec. 26.  AS 04.11 is amended by adding new sections to read:                                                      
17  Sec. 04.11.507.  PROCEDURE FOR LOCAL OPTION ELECTIONS.  (a)                                                           
18 Elections to adopt a local option under AS 04.11.491, change a local option under                                       
19 AS 04.11.493, or remove a local option under AS 04.11.495, shall be conducted as                                        
20 required in this section.                                                                                               
21  (b)  Upon receipt of a petition of a number of registered voters equal to 35                                          
22 percent or more of the number of votes cast at the last regular municipal election, the                                 
23 local governing body of a municipality shall place upon a separate ballot at the next                                   
24 regular election, or at a special election, whichever local option, change in local option,                             
25 or removal of local option constitutes the subject of the petition.  The local governing                                
26 body shall conduct the election under the election ordinance of the municipality.                                       
27  (c)  Upon receipt of a petition of 35 percent or more of the registered voters                                        
28 residing within an established village, the lieutenant governor shall place upon a                                      
29 separate ballot at a special election the local option, change in local option, or removal                              
30 of local option that constitutes the subject of the petition.  The lieutenant governor                                  
31 shall conduct the election under AS 15.                                                                                 
01  (d)  A petition filed with the local governing body of a municipality under (b)                                       
02 of this section, that places on the ballot the option set out in AS 04.11.491(a)(5),                                    
03 constitutes a proposed ordinance of the municipality.                                                                   
04  (e)  AS 29.26.110 - 29.26.160 apply to a petition under (b) of this section in                                        
05 a general law municipality except the                                                                                   
06   (1)  number of required signatures is determined under (b) of this                                                   
07 section rather than under AS 29.26.130;                                                                                 
08   (2)  application filed under AS 29.26.110 must at least contain language                                             
09 substantially similar to the questions set out under AS 04.11.491 - 04.11.495 rather                                    
10 than containing an ordinance or resolution;                                                                             
11   (3)  petition must at least contain language substantially similar to the                                            
12 questions set out under AS 04.11.491 - 04.11.495 rather than material required under                                    
13 AS 29.26.120(a)(1) and (2).                                                                                             
14  (f)  Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, an election under (b) or (c)                                        
15 of this section to remove a local option or to change to a less restrictive option than                                 
16 the local option previously adopted under AS 04.11.491 may not be conducted during                                      
17 the first 12 months after the local option was adopted or more than once in a 12-month                                  
18 period.                                                                                                                 
19  Sec. 04.11.509.  NOTICE OF THE RESULTS OF A LOCAL OPTION                                                              
20 ELECTION.  (a)  If a majority of the voters vote to prohibit, change, or remove a                                       
21 local option under AS 04.11.491 - 04.11.495, the clerk of the municipality, or, if the                                  
22 election is in an established village, the lieutenant governor shall notify the board of                                
23 the results of the election immediately after the results are certified.  The board shall                               
24 immediately notify the Department of Law and the Department of Public Safety of the                                     
25 results of the election.                                                                                                
26  (b)  If a majority of the voters vote to prohibit the importation or possession                                       
27 of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.491(a)(4) or (5) or (b)(3) or (4), the following                                  
28 actions in addition to those prescribed in (a) of this section shall be taken before the                                
29 date the prohibition becomes effective:                                                                                 
30   (1)  the board shall notify, by certified mail, all package store licensees                                          
31 who sell alcoholic beverages in response to a written solicitation of the local option;                                 
01 and                                                                                                                     
02   (2)  the municipality or established village shall post public notice of                                             
03 the prohibition in a central location in the municipality or village.                                                   
04    * Sec. 27.  AS 04.11.540 is amended to read:                                                                         
05  Sec. 04.11.540.  LICENSE RENEWAL AND EXPIRATION.  Notwithstanding                                                     
06 AS 04.11.680, an application for renewal of a license issued for the two calendar years                             
07 [YEAR] ending December 31 or of a seasonal license issued for parts of those                                         
08 calendar years [A SIX-MONTH PERIOD ENDING IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR] may                                                    
09 be submitted up until the next February 28 [, BUT THE AUTHORITY GRANTED                                                 
10 UNDER THE LICENSE MAY NOT BE EXERCISED UNTIL THE LICENSE IS                                                             
11 RENEWED].  If a complete [THE] application for renewal has [AND APPLICABLE                                          
12 AFFIDAVITS HAVE] not been filed by February 28 or the required fees and the                                             
13 penalty fees have not been paid by that date, the license expires at 12:00 midnight                                     
14 February 28.  A new license may not be issued to the holder of an expired license for                                   
15 the same premises except on proof satisfactory to the board of good cause for the                                       
16 failure to file and pay.                                                                                                
17    * Sec. 28.  AS 04.11.680(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
18  (a)  Upon application and payment of one-half [ONE-QUARTER] of the                                                  
19 biennial fee, the board may issue a seasonal license under this title that is [WILL BE]                             
20 effective for the intervals stated on the license.  A seasonal license may not be                                      
21 effective for more than 12 months in a two-year period [A CONTINUOUS SIX-                                              
22 MONTH PERIOD].  Otherwise, all licenses issued under this title other than a retail stock sale                          
23 license are effective for the two calendar years ending December 31, unless a shorter period                            
24 is prescribed by the board or by law.                                                                                   
25    * Sec. 29.  AS 04.16.110 is repealed and reenacted to read:                                                          
26  Sec. 04.16.110.  SALE OF CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES                                                                  
27 PROHIBITED.  A person may not sell an alcoholic beverage if it                                                          
28   (1)  is intended for human consumption and is in powdered form; or                                                   
29   (2)  contains more than 76 percent alcohol by volume.                                                                
30    * Sec. 30.  AS 04.16.125(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
31  (a)  A person may not use a common carrier to transport alcoholic beverages                                           
01 into an area that has restricted the sale of alcoholic beverages under                                                 
02 AS 04.11.491(a)(1), (2), or (3) or (b)(1) or (2) [AS 04.11.490, 04.11.492, OR                                          
03 04.11.500] unless                                                                                                       
04   (1)  the shipping container holding the alcoholic beverages is clearly                                               
05 labeled as containing alcoholic beverages with letters that contrast in color to the                                    
06 shipping container and that are at least two inches in height; and                                                      
07   (2)  an itemized invoice showing the quantity and purchase value of                                               
08 distilled spirits, of wine, and of malt [THE ALCOHOLIC] beverages is attached to                                       
09 the outside of the shipping container.                                                                                  
10    * Sec. 31.  AS 04.16.125(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
11  (b)  This section does not apply to                                                                                   
12   (1)  a person transporting not more than                                                                           
13   (A)  two liters of wine;                                                                                        
14   (B)  one gallon of [OR] malt beverages; [,] or                                                                  
15   (C)  [NOT MORE THAN] one liter of distilled spirits; or                                                          
16   (2)  the transportation of alcoholic beverages for use on premises                                                   
17 allowed under AS 04.11.491(a)(2) - (3) or (b)(2) or for use under a permit allowed                                      
18 under AS 04.11.491(a)(2).                                                                                              
19    * Sec. 32.  AS 04.16.200(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
20  (b)  A person who violates AS 04.11.010 in an area that has adopted                                                 
21 [WHERE THE RESULTS OF] a local option under AS 04.11.491 [ELECTION                                                    
22 HAVE, UNDER AS 04.11.490 -  04.11.500, PROHIBITED THE BOARD FROM                                                        
23 ISSUING, RENEWING, OR TRANSFERRING ONE OR MORE TYPES OF                                                                 
24 LICENSES OR PERMITS UNDER THIS TITLE IN THE AREA] is, upon conviction,                                                  
25 guilty of a class C felony.                                                                                             
26    * Sec. 33.  AS 04.16.200(e) is amended to read:                                                                      
27  (e)  A person who sends, transports, or brings alcoholic beverages into a                                             
28 municipality or established village in violation of AS 04.11.499 [AS 04.11.496] is,                                   
29 upon conviction,                                                                                                        
30   (1)  guilty of a class A misdemeanor if the quantity imported is less                                                
31 than 12 liters of distilled spirits, 24 liters of wine, or 12 gallons [45 LITERS] of malt                             
01 beverages; or                                                                                                           
02   (2)  guilty of a class C felony if the quantity imported is 12 liters or                                             
03 more of distilled spirits, 24 liters or more of wine, or 12 gallons [45 LITERS] or more                               
04 of malt beverages.                                                                                                      
05    * Sec. 34.  AS 04.16.205(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
06  (a)  A person who possesses alcoholic beverages in a municipality or                                                  
07 established village in violation of AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] or an ordinance                                       
08 adopted under AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] may, upon conviction, be punished by a                                      
09 fine not to exceed $1,000 and shall forfeit the seized alcoholic beverages.  When a                                   
10 peace officer stops or contacts a person concerning a violation of AS 04.11.501                                       
11 [AS 04.11.498] or an ordinance adopted [ENACTED] under AS 04.11.501                                                 
12 [AS 04.11.498], the peace officer shall seize the alcoholic beverages and may [, IN                                   
13 THE OFFICER'S DISCRETION,] issue a citation to the person as provided in                                                
14 AS 12.25.180.                                                                                                           
15    * Sec. 35.  AS 04.16.205(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
16  (b)  A person cited for a violation of AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] or an                                            
17 ordinance adopted under AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] for which a bail amount has                                       
18 been established under (c) of this section may, within 30 days after the date the                                       
19 citation is issued,                                                                                                     
20   (1)  mail or personally deliver to the clerk of the court in which the                                               
21 citation is filed by the peace officer the amount of bail indicated on the citation and                                 
22 a copy of the citation indicating that the right to an appearance is waived, a plea of no                               
23 contest is entered, and the bail and all alcoholic beverages seized are forfeited; or                                   
24   (2)  perform community work in lieu of payment of the fine or a portion                                              
25 of the fine as provided in (d) of this section.                                                                         
26    * Sec. 36.  AS 04.16.205(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
27  (c)  The supreme court shall establish by rule or order a schedule of bail                                            
28 amounts that may be forfeited without a court appearance for a violation of                                            
29 AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] or an ordinance adopted under AS 04.11.501                                               
30 [AS 04.11.498].  In establishing the bail schedule the supreme court may consider the                                   
31 quantity of alcoholic beverages possessed and the number of prior violations of the                                     
01 person cited. Before establishing or amending the schedule of bail amounts required                                     
02 by this subsection, the supreme court shall appoint and consult with an advisory                                        
03 committee consisting of the following seven persons:  one superior court judge, one                                     
04 magistrate from each judicial district in the state, a representative of the Department                                 
05 of Law, and a representative of the Public Defender Agency.  The maximum bail                                           
06 amount may not exceed $1,000, and the issuing officer shall write on the citation the                                   
07 amount of bail applicable to the violation.                                                                             
08    * Sec. 37.  AS 04.16.205(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
09  (d)  Community work shall be performed at the direction of the local governing                                      
10 body of the municipality or the local governing body of the established village.  In the                             
11 absence of a local governing body for an established village, community work                                            
12 shall be performed at the direction of the body that has traditionally performed                                        
13 public functions on behalf of the entire community.  The value of community work                                       
14 in lieu of a fine is $5.00 per hour.  When the community work is completed, the                                         
15 person cited for the violation shall mail or personally deliver to the clerk of the court                               
16 in which the citation is filed by the peace officer                                                                     
17   (1)  a form, prescribed by the administrative director of the Alaska                                                 
18 Court System, indicating completion of the community work; and                                                          
19   (2)  a copy of the citation, indicating that the right to an appearance is                                           
20 waived, a plea of no contest is entered, and that the bail is forfeited or community                                    
21 work has been performed and that all alcoholic beverages seized are forfeited.                                          
22    * Sec. 38.  AS 04.16.205(g) is amended to read:                                                                      
23  (g)  Notwithstanding other provisions of law, if a person cited for a violation                                       
24 of AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] or an ordinance adopted under AS 04.11.501                                           
25 [AS 04.11.498] for which a bail amount has been established under (c) of this section                                   
26 appears in court and is found guilty, the penalty that is imposed for the offense may                                   
27 not exceed the bail amount for that offense established under (c) of this section.                                      
28    * Sec. 39.  AS 04.16.205(h) is amended to read:                                                                      
29  (h)  A violation of AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] or an ordinance adopted under                                      
30 AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] may not be considered a criminal offense and may not                                       
31 result in imprisonment, nor is a fine imposed for a violation considered criminal                                       
01 punishment.  A person cited for a violation does not have a right to a jury trial or                                    
02 court appointed counsel.                                                                                                
03    * Sec. 40.  AS 04.16.220(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
04  (a)  The following are subject to forfeiture:                                                                         
05   (1)  alcoholic beverages manufactured, sold, offered for sale or                                                     
06 possessed for sale, bartered or exchanged for goods and services in this state in                                       
07 violation of AS 04.11.010; alcoholic beverages possessed, stocked, warehoused, or                                       
08 otherwise stored in violation of AS 04.21.060; alcoholic beverages sold, or offered for                                 
09 sale in violation [IN AN AREA WHERE THE RESULTS] of a local option adopted                                           
10 under AS 04.11.491 [ELECTION HAVE, UNDER AS 04.11.490 - 04.11.500,                                                     
11 PROHIBITED THE POSSESSION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR                                                                     
12 PROHIBITED THE BOARD FROM ISSUING, RENEWING, OR TRANSFERRING                                                            
13 ONE OR MORE LICENSES OR PERMITS UNDER THIS TITLE IN THE AREA];                                                          
14 alcoholic beverages transported into the state and sold to persons not licensed under                                   
15 this chapter in violation of AS 04.16.170(b);                                                                           
16   (2)  materials and equipment used in the manufacture, sale, offering for                                             
17 sale, possession for sale, barter or exchange of alcoholic beverages for goods and                                      
18 services in this state in violation of AS 04.11.010; materials and equipment used in the                                
19 stocking, warehousing, or storage of alcoholic beverages in violation of AS 04.21.060;                                  
20 materials and equipment used in the sale or offering for sale of an alcoholic beverage                                  
21 in an area in violation [WHERE THE RESULTS] of a local option adopted under                                          
22 AS 04.11.491 [ELECTION HAVE, UNDER AS 04.11.490 - 04.11.500, PROHIBITED                                                
23 THE BOARD FROM ISSUING, RENEWING, OR TRANSFERRING ONE OR                                                                
24 MORE LICENSES OR PERMITS UNDER THIS TITLE IN THE AREA];                                                                 
25   (3)  aircraft, vehicles, or vessels used to transport, or facilitate the                                             
26 transportation of                                                                                                       
27   (A)  alcoholic beverages manufactured, sold, offered for sale or                                                    
28 possessed for sale, bartered or exchanged for goods and services in this state                                          
29 in violation of AS 04.11.010;                                                                                           
30   (B)  property stocked, warehoused, or otherwise stored in                                                           
31 violation of AS 04.21.060;                                                                                              
01   (C)  alcoholic beverages imported into a municipality or                                                            
02 established village in violation of AS 04.11.499 [AS 04.11.496];                                                      
03   (4)  alcoholic beverages found on licensed premises that do not bear                                                 
04 federal excise stamps if excise stamps are required under federal law;                                                  
05   (5)  alcoholic beverages, materials or equipment used in violation of                                                
06 AS 04.16.175.                                                                                                           
07    * Sec. 41.  AS 04.16.220(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
08  (b)  Property subject to forfeiture under this section may be actually or                                             
09 constructively seized under an order issued by the superior court upon a showing of                                     
10 probable cause that the property is subject to forfeiture under this section. Constructive                              
11 seizure is effected upon posting a signed notice of seizure on the item to be forfeited,                                
12 stating the violation and the date and place of seizure. Seizure without a court order                                  
13 may be made if                                                                                                          
14   (1)  the seizure is incident to a valid arrest or search;                                                            
15   (2)  the property subject to seizure is the subject of a prior judgment in                                           
16 favor of the state; or                                                                                                  
17   (3)  there is probable cause to believe that the property is subject to                                              
18 forfeiture under (a) of this section; except for alcoholic beverages possessed on                                       
19 violation of AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498] or an ordinance adopted under AS 04.11.501                                 
20 [AS 04.11.498], property seized under this paragraph may not be held over 48 hours                                      
21 or until an order of forfeiture is issued by the court, whichever is earlier.                                           
22    * Sec. 42.  AS 04.16.220(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
23  (d)  Property subject to forfeiture under (a) of this section may be forfeited                                        
24   (1)  upon conviction of a person for a violation of [UNDER]                                                        
25 AS 04.11.010, 04.11.499, [04.11.496(b), OR] AS 04.21.060, or AS 04.11.501 [UPON                                   
26 ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNDER AS 04.11.498] or an ordinance adopted under                                                    
27 AS 04.11.501 [AS 04.11.498]; or                                                                                      
28   (2)  upon judgment by the superior court in a proceeding in rem that the                                             
29 property was used in a manner subjecting it to forfeiture under (a) of this section.                                    
30    * Sec. 43.  AS 04.16.220(g) is amended to read:                                                                      
31  (g)  It is no defense in an in rem forfeiture proceeding brought under (d)(2) of                                      
01 this section that a criminal proceeding is pending or has resulted in conviction or                                     
02 acquittal of a person charged with violating AS 04.11.010, 04.11.499 [04.11.496(b)],                                  
03 or AS 04.21.060.                                                                                                        
04    * Sec. 44.  AS 04.21.010(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
05  (a)  A municipality may adopt ordinances governing the importation, barter,                                           
06 sale, and consumption of alcoholic beverages within the municipality and may ban                                        
07 possession of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.491(a)(5) [AS 04.11.498(d) OR (e)].                                  
08 An ordinance adopted under this section may not be inconsistent with this title or                                      
09 regulations adopted under this title.  In a municipality that has adopted a local                                      
10 option under AS 04.11.491(a)(1), (2), or (3), an ordinance is not inconsistent with                                     
11 this title if it limits                                                                                                 
12   (1)  the monthly amounts of alcoholic beverages a person may                                                         
13 import into the municipality;                                                                                           
14   (2)  the percent of alcohol by volume that an alcoholic beverage may                                                 
15 contain; a limit imposed under this paragraph may not be less than 40 nor more                                          
16 than 76 percent alcohol by volume; or                                                                                   
17   (3)  the type of alcoholic beverage container that may be possessed                                                  
18 in the municipality.                                                                                                   
19    * Sec. 45.  AS 04.21.010(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
20  (b)  After the adoption of a local option under AS 04.11.491(a), a [IF, AS A                                        
21 RESULT OF AN ELECTION HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH AS 04.11.502 IN A                                                         
22 MUNICIPALITY, THE BOARD IS PROHIBITED FROM ISSUING, RENEWING,                                                           
23 OR TRANSFERRING A LICENSE BETWEEN HOLDERS OR LOCATIONS OR IF                                                            
24 THE IMPORTATION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IS PROHIBITED IN THE                                                             
25 MUNICIPALITY, THE] municipality may adopt an ordinance making the sale, [OR]                                          
26 importation, or possession of alcoholic beverages a misdemeanor to the extent                                        
27 prohibited under the local option.  The ordinance may not be inconsistent with this                                    
28 title or the regulations adopted under this title.                                                                      
29    * Sec. 46.  AS 04.21.010(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
30  (c)  A municipality may not impose taxes on alcoholic beverages except a                                              
31   (1)  property tax on alcoholic beverage inventories;                                                                 
01   (2)  sales tax on alcoholic beverage sales if sales taxes are imposed on                                             
02 other sales within the municipality;                                                                                    
03   (3)  sales tax on alcoholic beverage sales that was in effect before                                                 
04 July 1, 1985; and                                                                                                       
05   (4)  sales and use tax on alcoholic beverages if the sale of alcoholic                                               
06 beverages within the municipality has been prohibited under AS 04.11.491(a)(1), (4),                                   
07 or (5) [AS 04.11.490].                                                                                                 
08    * Sec. 47.  AS 04.21.015(b) is amended to read:                                                                      
09  (b)  This section does not apply to AS 04.16.050, 04.16.051, 04.16.080;                                               
10 AS 04.21.010, 04.21.020; alcoholic beverages manufactured in a quantity that exceeds                                    
11 the limit imposed on private manufacture under federal law; or an area that has                                         
12 adopted a local option law under AS 04.11.491 [AS 04.11.490 - 04.11.500].                                             
13    * Sec. 48.  AS 04.21.025(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
14  (a)  As a condition of issuance or renewal of a license and selling alcoholic                                         
15 beverages under a license, the board shall require a licensee who sells or serves                                       
16 alcoholic beverages and a licensee's agents and employees who sell or serve alcoholic                                   
17 beverages or check the identification of a patron to complete an alcohol server                                       
18 education course approved by the board, if the license is for a                                                         
19   (1)  beverage dispensary;                                                                                            
20   (2)  restaurant or eating place;                                                                                     
21   (3)  club;                                                                                                           
22   (4)  package store;                                                                                                  
23   (5)  [COMMON CARRIER DISPENSARY;                                                                                     
24   (6)]  recreational site;                                                                                             
25   (6) [(7)]  community;                                                                                              
26   (7) [(8)]  pub;                                                                                                    
27   (8) [(9)]  conditional contractor.                                                                                 
28    * Sec. 49.  AS 04.21.025 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:                                              
29  (e)  A person licensed as a common carrier dispensary shall train agents and                                          
30 employees who sell or serve alcoholic beverages or who check the identification of a                                    
31 patron on provisions of state law regarding sale of alcoholic beverages, including                                      
01 AS 04.16.015, 04.16.020, 04.16.030, 04.16.051, 04.16.052, 04.16.120, 04.16.125,                                         
02 AS 04.21.030, and 04.21.050.  The training must include the subjects of the effects of                                  
03 alcohol consumption, identifying a drunken person, determining valid identification,                                    
04 intervention to prevent unlawful alcohol consumption, and penalties for unlawful acts                                   
05 by agents and employees of licensees.  A common carrier licensee shall, once every                                      
06 three years, provide the board with a description of its training program including the                                 
07 subjects taught, teaching method, and testing required.                                                                 
08    * Sec. 50.  AS 04.21.080(b)(1) is amended to read:                                                                   
09   (1)  "alcoholic beverage" means a spirituous, vinous, malt, or other                                                 
10 fermented or distilled liquid, whatever the origin, that is intended for human                                          
11 consumption as a beverage and that contains one-half of one percent or more of                                          
12 alcohol by volume, whether produced commercially or privately; however, in an area                                      
13 that has adopted a local option under AS 04.11.491 [LOCAL-OPTION                                                      
14 PROHIBITION UNDER AS 04.11.490 - 04.11.500], "alcoholic beverage" means a                                               
15 spirituous, vinous, malt, or other fermented or distilled liquid, whatever the origin, that                             
16 is intended for human consumption as a beverage by the person who possesses or                                         
17 attempts to possess it and that contains alcohol in any amount if the liquid is                                        
18 produced privately, or that contains one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by                                      
19 volume, if the liquid is produced commercially;                                                                         
20    * Sec. 51.  AS 04.21.080(b)(9) is amended to read:                                                                   
21   (9)  "established village" means an area not containing any part of                                                 
22 an incorporated city or another established village, that has a perimeter no more                                       
23 than 10 miles in diameter clearly designated on a map by the local governing                                            
24 body or the board in the absence of a local governing body, and that is                                                
25   (A)  an unincorporated community that is in the unorganized                                                         
26 borough and that has 25 or more permanent residents; or                                                                 
27   (B)  an unincorporated community that is in an organized                                                            
28 borough, has 25 or more permanent residents, and                                                                        
29   (i)  is on a road system and is located more than 50                                                               
30 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality, or                                                         
31   (ii)  is not on a road system and is located more than 15                                                          
01 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality;                                                            
02    * Sec. 52.  AS 15.07.064(g) is amended to read:                                                                      
03  (g)  In this section, "established village"  means an unincorporated                                                 
04 community that is in                                                                                                   
05   (A)  the unorganized borough and that has 25 or more                                                               
06 permanent residents; or                                                                                                 
07   (B)  an organized borough, has 25 or more permanent                                                                 
08 residents, and                                                                                                          
09   (i)  is on a road system and is located more than 50                                                               
10 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality, or                                                         
11   (ii)  is not on a road system and is located more than                                                             
12 15 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality                                                         
13 [HAS THE MEANING GIVEN IN AS 04.21.080].                                                                                
14    * Sec. 53.  AS 18.65.085(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
15  (a)  There is established in the Department of Public Safety, division of state                                       
16 troopers, a narcotic drugs and alcohol enforcement unit for the purpose of investigating                                
17 and combating the illicit sale and distribution of narcotic drugs and alcoholic beverages                               
18 in the state. Enforcement of the alcoholic beverage control laws shall focus primarily                                  
19 on the investigation, apprehension,  and conviction of persons who violate                                              
20 AS 04.11.010 by selling, importing, or possessing alcoholic beverages in violation of                                  
21 a local option [AN ORDINANCE] adopted by a municipality or established village                                         
22 under AS 04.11.491 [AS 04.11.490 - 04.11.500].                                                                        
23    * Sec. 54.  AS 18.65.085(c) is amended to read:                                                                      
24  (c)  The Department of Public Safety may establish and administer a reward                                            
25 program, and provide grants to municipalities, established villages, and, at the request                                
26 of a municipality or established village, to a nonprofit association that administers a                                 
27 village public safety officer program, for reward programs  leading to the apprehension                                 
28 and conviction of persons who violate AS 04.11.010 by selling, importing, or                                            
29 possessing alcoholic beverages in violation of a local option [AN ORDINANCE]                                          
30 adopted by a municipality or established village under AS 04.11.491 [AS 04.11.490                                     
31 - 04.11.500].                                                                                                           
01    * Sec. 55.  AS 29.20.270(e) is amended to read:                                                                      
02  (e)  The veto does not extend to an ordinance adopted under AS 04.11.501                                            
03 [AS 04.11.498].  This subsection applies to home rule and general law municipalities.                                   
04    * Sec. 56.  AS 29.25.020(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
05  (d)  This section does not apply to an ordinance proposed under                                                      
06 AS 04.11.507(d) [AS 04.11.502(c)].                                                                                     
07    * Sec. 57.  AS 29.25.070(d) is amended to read:                                                                      
08  (d)  This section does not apply to an ordinance adopted under AS 04.11.501(c)                                      
09 [AS 04.11.498(d) OR (e)].                                                                                               
10    * Sec. 58.  AS 29.35.080(a) is amended to read:                                                                      
11  (a)  A municipality may regulate the possession, barter, sale, importation, and                                       
12 consumption of alcoholic beverages under AS 04.11.480 - 04.11.509 [IN                                                 
13 ACCORDANCE WITH AS 04.11.480  - 04.11.506] and AS 04.21.010.                                                            
14    * Sec. 59.  AS 34.03.360(6) is amended to read:                                                                      
15   (6)  "illegal activity involving alcoholic beverages" means a person's                                               
16 delivery of an alcoholic beverage in violation of AS 04.11.010(b) in an area where the                                  
17 results of a local option election have, under AS 04.11.491 [AS 04.11.490 -                                           
18 04.11.500], prohibited the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board from issuing, renewing,                                     
19 or transferring a liquor license or permit under AS 04;                                                                 
20     * Sec. 60.  AS 47.37.045(e) is amended to read:                                                                     
21  (e)  In this section,                                                                                                 
22   (1)  "established village" means an unincorporated community that                                                   
23 is in                                                                                                                   
24   (A)  the unorganized borough and that has 25 or more                                                                
25 permanent residents; or                                                                                                 
26   (B)  an organized borough, has 25 or more permanent                                                                 
27 residents, and                                                                                                          
28   (i)  is on a road system and is located more than 50                                                               
29 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality, or                                                         
30   (ii)  is not on a road system and is located more than                                                             
31 15 miles outside the boundary limits of a unified municipality                                                         
01 [HAS THE MEANING GIVEN IN AS 04.21.080(b)];                                                                             
02   (2)  "local governing body" has the meaning given in AS 04.21.080(b);                                                
03   (3)  "nonprofit organization" means an organization that qualifies for                                               
04 exemption from taxation under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) or (4) (Internal Revenue Code).                                       
05    * Sec. 61.  AS 04.11.090(c), 04.11.190, 04.11.490, 04.11.492, 04.11.496, 04.11.498,                                  
06 04.11.500, 04.11.502, 04.11.504, 04.11.506, and 04.11.510(d) are repealed.                                              
07    * Sec. 62.  TRANSITION:  LOCAL OPTIONS EARLIER ADOPTED.  Notwithstanding                                             
08 the provisions of this Act, local options adopted by an area under AS 04.11.490, 04.11.492,                             
09 04.11.496, 04.11.498, or 04.11.500 or previous local option laws before the effective date of                           
10 this Act shall continue in effect until changed under AS 04.11.493 or removed under                                     
11 AS 04.11.495.  References in this Act to local option elections conducted under AS 04.11.491,                           
12 04.11.493, 04.11.495, 04.11.497, 04.11.499, 04.11.501, 04.11.503, 04.11.505, and 04.11.507                              
13 are to be interpreted to include local option elections conducted under AS 04.11.490,                                   
14 04.11.492, 04.11.496, 04.11.498, 04.11.500, or 04.11.502 or previous local option laws in                               
15 effect before the effective date of this Act.                                                                           
16    * Sec. 63.  TRANSITION:  COMMUNITY LIQUOR LICENSES.  A community liquor                                              
17 license issued under AS 04.11.190 before the effective date of this Act to operate a beverage                           
18 dispensary shall continue as a beverage dispensary license under AS 04.11.090.  A community                             
19 liquor license issued under AS 04.11.190 before the effective date of this Act to operate a                             
20 package store shall continue as a package store license under AS 04.11.150.                                             
21    * Sec. 64.  TRANSITION. A person licensed under AS 04.11.160 on the effective date of                                
22 this section shall submit the information required under AS 04.11.160(f), added by sec. 8 of                            
23 this Act, by September 30, 1995.                                                                                        
24    * Sec. 65.  TRANSITION:  IMPLEMENTATION OF BIENNIAL SEASONAL LICENSES.                                               
25 (a)  Approximately one-half of the applicants for 1996 renewal of a seasonal license issued                             
26 by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, as determined by the director of the Alcoholic                                 
27 Beverage  Control Board, shall be eligible for a one-year seasonal license.  These licenses                             
28 expire, unless renewed, on December 31, 1996, and may be renewed biennially in even-                                    
29 numbered years after that.  The 1996 renewal fee for these licenses is one-half of the seasonal                         
30 biennial license fee.                                                                                                   
31  (b)  Applicants whose licenses are not renewed under (a) of this section shall be                                      
01 eligible for a two-year seasonal license.  These licenses expire, unless renewed, on                                    
02 December 31, 1997, and may be renewed biennially in odd-numbered years.                                                 
03  (c)  The director shall notify each licensee in writing as to whether the licensee shall                               
04 apply for renewal under (a) or (b) of this section, and of the actual amount of the renewal fee.                        
05 The notice must be given not later than December 1, 1995.  However, the failure of the                                  
06 director to provide the notice required in this subsection does not prevent a license from                              
07 expiring on February 28, 1996, under AS 04.11.540, if the renewal application is not filed on                           
08 or before that date.                                                                                                    
09    * Sec. 66.  TRANSITION:  REGULATIONS.  Notwithstanding sec. 69 of this Act, the                                      
10 Alcoholic Beverage Control Board may proceed to adopt regulations necessary to implement                                
11 this Act.  The regulations take effect under AS 44.62 (Administrative Procedure Act), but not                           
12 before July 1, 1995.                                                                                                    
13    * Sec. 67.  PROHIBITION ON PURCHASE OR CERTAIN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.                                                  
14 Beginning July 1, 1995, and ending June 30, 1996, a person licensed as a wholesaler under                               
15 AS 04.11.160 may not purchase an alcoholic beverage that contains more than 76 percent                                  
16 alcohol by volume.                                                                                                      
17    * Sec. 68.  AS 04.16.110(2), enacted in sec. 29 of this Act, takes effect July 1, 1996.                              
18    * Sec. 69.  Except as provided in secs. 66 and 68 of this Act, this Act takes effect July 1,                         
19 1995.