The commissioner may issue a special license to be designated a Class S license for the retail sale of nonintoxicating beer at a festival or fair, provided the festival or fair is sponsored or endorsed by the governing body of either the municipality or of the county wherein the festival or fair is to be conducted. Such special license shall be issued for a term of no longer than ten consecutive days and the fee therefor shall be two hundred fifty dollars regardless of the term of the license. The application for such license shall contain such information as the commissioner may require and shall be submitted to the commissioner at least thirty days prior to the first day upon which nonintoxicating beer is to be sold at such festival or fair.
A license issued under the provisions of this section and the licensee holding such license shall be subject to all other provisions of this article and the rules, regulations, and orders of the commissioner relating to such special license: Provided, That the commissioner may by rule, regulation, or order provide for certain waivers or exceptions with respect to such provisions, rules, regulations, or order as the circumstances of each such festival or fair may require, including, without limitation, the right to revoke or suspend any license issued pursuant to this section prior to any notice or hearing, notwithstanding the provisions of section twenty-four of this article: Provided, however, That under no circumstances shall the provisions of subdivisions (1), (2) or (3), subsection (a), section eighteen of this article, be waived nor shall any exception be granted with respect thereto.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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