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Introduced Version House Bill 2899 History

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H. B. 2899


(By Delegates Roberts, Overington,
Duke and Tabb, (By Request))
[Introduced March 7, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]



A BILL to amend and reenact §60-2-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to allowing counties with contiguous borders with other states where the closing time for bars is earlier than the closing time set by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission to set a closing time at an hour no later than that of the contiguous state.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §60-2-16 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSIONER.
§60-2-16. Rules.
(a) The Commission shall have the power to prescribe rules and regulations to give effect to the powers vested in it by this chapter. Rules and regulations shall be recorded in a book especially kept for that purpose, and in its discretion may be published for general circulation. All other records and entries necessary to show the official conduct of the Commission shall be preserved and shall be public records and open for inspection during business hours.
(b) The county commission of any county, which has a contiguous border with an adjoining state where the closing time for businesses selling alcoholic beverages on premises is earlier than that set by the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration may, by ordinance, set the closing time of any business licensed by the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration and engaged in the business of selling alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, to a time no later than the latest closing time of the bordering state(s), such ordinance to supercede any authority to set the closing time heretofore granted the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow counties with contiguous borders with other states where the closing time for bars is earlier than the closing time set by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission to set a closing time at an hour no later than that of the contiguous state.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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