SB 78 AM: "An Act related to the authority of certain beverage dispensary licensees to stock alcoholic beverages in guest rooms and prohibiting certain room rentals for the purpose of providing alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age."
00SENATE BILL NO. 78 am 01 "An Act related to the authority of certain beverage dispensary licensees to stock 02 alcoholic beverages in guest rooms and prohibiting certain room rentals for the 03 purpose of providing alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. FINDING AND PURPOSE. The legislature finds that international and 06 domestic travelers are accustomed to receiving hospitality services in their rooms for business 07 entertainment and personal enjoyment. The purpose of this Act is to enhance the 08 accommodations and services available to travelers visiting Alaska. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 04.11.090 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 10 (g) A holder of a beverage dispensary license issued to a hotel, motel, resort, 11 or similar business that caters to the traveling public may stock alcoholic beverages 12 in guest rooms, for sale and consumption in the guest room only, if authorized by the 13 board. Alcoholic beverages stocked under this subsection shall be stocked by an 14 employee who is 21 years of age or older, may not be supplied or resupplied during
01 hours that the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited as provided under 02 AS 04.16.010(a) and (d), and shall be stored in a refrigerated unit using a key or 03 combination lock system within the guest room. A key lock system shall be designed 04 to prevent the removal of the key unless the refrigerated unit is locked. Except for the 05 licensee, or an agent or employee of the licensee, a key or combination enabling a 06 person to obtain alcoholic beverages stocked in a guest room may only be provided 07 to a guest who occupies the room and who is 21 years of age or older. The board 08 shall issue a permit to each licensee authorized to stock alcoholic beverages under this 09 subsection and may by regulation impose an administrative fee for the cost of issuing 10 the permit. 11 * Sec. 3. AS 04.16 is amended by adding a new section to read: 12 Sec. 04.16.055. ROOM RENTAL FOR PURPOSES OF CONSUMING 13 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. A person may not rent a room in a hotel, motel, resort, 14 or similar business for the purpose of providing alcoholic beverages to a person under 15 the age of 21 years.