1.  Issuance of licenses.  The bureau may issue licenses under this section for the sale of spirits, wine and malt liquor to be consumed on the premises to incorporated civic organizations, as defined in section 2, subsection 15, paragraph I.  

[PL 1997, c. 373, §96 (AMD).]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 1071

  • Bureau: means the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Certificate of approval holder: means :  
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Fortified wine: means :  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Incorporated civic organization: means any organization incorporated as a corporation without stock under Title 13, chapter 81 or Title 13?B with a civic or charitable purpose, including but not limited to relief of poverty, advancement of education and the arts, promotion of social health, safety and welfare, fostering community and economic development, protection against animal cruelty, combating community deterioration, lessening the burdens of government and providing assistance to the underprivileged and distressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Licensee: includes , but is not limited to, agency liquor stores and certificate of approval holders. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Liquor: means spirits, wine, malt liquor or hard cider, or any substance containing liquor, intended for human consumption, that contains more than 1/2 of 1% of alcohol by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Malt liquor: includes , but is not limited to, ale, beer, porter and stout. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Manufacturer: means a person who distills, rectifies, brews, ferments, bottles or otherwise produces liquor. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Municipal officers: means the mayor and aldermen or councillors of a city, the members of the select board or councillors of a town and the assessors of plantations. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Municipality: means a city, town or plantation. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Premises: includes the place where an incorporated civic organization sells or serves spirits, wine and malt liquor under a license obtained under section 1071. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • sell: means any transfer or delivery of liquor for a consideration. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Small brewery: means a facility that brews, lagers and kegs, bottles or packages its own malt liquor, not to exceed 30,000 barrels per year. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Small winery: means a facility that ferments, ages and bottles:  
  • A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Spirits: means any liquor produced by distillation or, if produced by any other process, strengthened or fortified by the addition of spirits of any kind. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Wholesaler: means a person who engages in the purchase and resale of malt or brewed beverages or wines, or both, in sealed bottles, containers or original packages, as prepared for the market by the manufacturer at the place of manufacture, but not for consumption, except when taste testing, on the premises of that wholesaler. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Wine: includes , but is not limited to, wine coolers, table wine, still wine, sparkling wine, champagne and fortified wine, provided that the alcohol content is not above 24% by volume. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 28-A Sec. 2
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 1 Sec. 72
  • 2.  Up to 5 licensed events per year; one event per license.  An incorporated civic organization may obtain up to 5 licenses under this section per calendar year. Each license authorizes the licensee to sell or serve liquor at only one public event or public gathering which is sponsored by the licensee.  

    [PL 1987, c. 151, §2 (RPR).]

    3.  Length of licenses.  One license issued under this section to each incorporated civic organization is valid for up to 10 consecutive days. The other 4 licenses for which the incorporated civic organization is eligible are valid for one day each. The bureau may not issue separate licenses under this section to the same incorporated civic organization for events or gatherings held on consecutive days.  

    [PL 2019, c. 8, §1 (AMD).]

    4.  Application.  An incorporated civic organization shall file an application for a license. The application includes the following:  
    A. Title and purpose of the event;   [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
    B. Date, time and duration;   [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
    C. Location;   [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
    D. Approximate number of persons to be accommodated;   [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
    E. Name and address of the sponsoring civic organization and the name and title of the officer making the application;   [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
    F. If food is to be served, the name and address of food caterer, if other than the licensee; and   [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
    G. Approval by the municipal officers of the municipality in which the proposed licensed premises are located, which, notwithstanding section 653, may be granted without notice or a public hearing.   [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]

    [PL 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]

    5.  Ruling on application.  The bureau shall approve or deny the application and immediately notify the applicant of its decision. The bureau shall advise the applicant that the license may be revoked and suspended under chapter 33.  

    [PL 1997, c. 373, §98 (AMD).]

    6.  Server requirements.  A manufacturer licensed by the bureau under section 1355?A, a certificate of approval holder or a wholesaler who provides malt liquor, wine, fortified wine or spirits for the public event or gathering being sponsored may serve its product at the event. An incorporated civic organization issued a license in accordance with this section shall provide the names of persons not licensed under chapter 51, 55 or 59 who will be serving alcoholic beverages at the event. In the event that a server from that list is unavailable, a licensed manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, small winery or small brewery that has provided alcoholic beverages to be served at the event may provide serving assistance.  

    [RR 2015, c. 2, §17 (COR).]

    SECTION HISTORY

    PL 1987, c. 45, §A4 (NEW). PL 1987, c. 151, §2 (AMD). PL 1997, c. 373, §§96-98 (AMD). PL 2009, c. 102, §1 (AMD). PL 2011, c. 629, §19 (AMD). RR 2015, c. 2, §17 (COR). PL 2015, c. 214, §6 (AMD). PL 2019, c. 8, §1 (AMD).