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Introduced Version Senate Bill 18 History

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Senate Bill No. 18

(By Senators Unger, Barnes, Foster and D. Facemire)

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[Introduced January 12, 2011; referred to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §60-3A-3a; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated §60-7-9, all relating to requiring certain employees of licensed private clubs and retail outlets selling alcoholic beverages to take the techniques for education and alcohol management course, the training for intervention procedures course, alcohol awareness programs provided by the American Hotel and Lodging Association or the National Restaurant Association or other similar alcohol awareness education courses provided or approved by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner; and providing rule-making authority.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §60-3A-3a; and that said code be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §60-7-9, all to read as follows:

ARTICLE 3A. SALES BY RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSEES.

§60-3A-3a. Mandatory training for retail outlet employees.

    (a) Any point of sale employee of a retail outlet licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article, who is hired on or after July 1, 2011, shall participate in the techniques for education and alcohol management program (TEAM), the training for intervention procedures course (TIPS), alcohol awareness programs provided by the American Hotel and Lodging Association or the National Restaurant Association or other similar alcohol awareness education programs provided or approved by the commissioner, within sixty days of commencing employment and every three years thereafter. Any point of sale employee who was employed prior to July 1, 2011, shall participate in one of the training programs specified in this section or other similar programs provided or approved by the commissioner before July 1, 2012, and every three years thereafter.

    (b) The commissioner shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this section.

ARTICLE 7. LICENSES TO PRIVATE CLUBS.

§60-7-9. Mandatory training for private club employees.

    (a) Any employee of a private club licensed pursuant to the provisions of this article, who serves alcohol and who is hired on or after July 1, 2011, shall participate in the techniques for education and alcohol management program (TEAM), the training for intervention procedures course (TIPS), alcohol awareness programs provided by the American Hotel and Lodging Association or the National Restaurant Association or other similar alcohol awareness education programs provided or approved by the commissioner, within sixty days of commencing employment and every three years thereafter. Any employee who serves alcohol and who was employed prior to July 1, 2011, shall participate in one of the training programs specified in this section or other similar programs provided or approved by the commissioner before July 1, 2012, and every three years thereafter.

    (b) The commissioner shall propose rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code to implement the provisions of this section.




    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require certain employees of licensed private clubs and retail outlets selling alcoholic beverages to take the techniques for education and alcohol management course, the training for intervention procedures course, alcohol awareness programs provided by the American Hotel and Lodging Association or the National Restaurant Association or other similar alcohol awareness education courses provided or approved by the Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner.


    §60-3A-3a and §60-7-9 are new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.

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