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Second Regular Session

Sixty-seventh General Assembly


STATE OF COLORADO
INTRODUCED

LLS NO. 10-0648.01 Christy Chase HOUSE BILL 10-1170


HOUSE SPONSORSHIP
DelGrosso, Nikkel

SENATE SPONSORSHIP
Bacon,

House Committees Senate Committees


Business Affairs and Labor

A BILL FOR AN ACT


101 CONCERNING THE PROVISION OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGES IN SEALED
102 CONTAINERS IN LUXURY BOXES LOCATED IN ENTERTAINMENT
103 VENUES WITH A SEATING CAPACITY OF AT LEAST ONE THOUSAND
104 FIVE HUNDRED SEATS.

Bill Summary

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced and does


not reflect any amendments that may be subsequently adopted. If this bill
passes third reading in the house of introduction, a bill summary that
applies to the reengrossed version of this bill will be available at
http://www.leg.state.co.us/billsummaries.)

The bill permits the sale or provision of alcohol beverages in sealed


containers to adult occupants of luxury boxes located in stadiums, arenas,

Shading denotes HOUSE amendment. Double underlining denotes SENATE amendment.


Capital letters indicate new material to be added to existing statute.
Dashes through the words indicate deletions from existing statute.
and similar sports and entertainment venues with a seating capacity of at
least 1,500 seats. Occupants would not be permitted to leave the luxury
box with an alcohol beverage in a sealed container.

1 Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:


2 SECTION 1. 12-47-301 (6), Colorado Revised Statutes, is
3 amended to read:
4 12-47-301. Licensing in general. (6) (a) Licensees at facilities
5 owned by a municipality, county, or special district SPORTS AND

6 ENTERTAINMENT VENUES WITH A MINIMUM SEATING CAPACITY OF ONE

7 THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SEATS may possess and serve for on-premises
8 consumption any type of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquor or fermented
9 malt beverage as may be permitted pursuant to guidelines established by
10 the local and state licensing authorities. and need not have meals available
11 for consumption. However, fermented malt beverages and malt, vinous,
12 and spirituous liquors may not be served on the same premises at the same
13 time.
14 (b) NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL PROHIBIT A LICENSEE AT A
15 SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (a) OF

16 THIS SUBSECTION (6) FROM SELLING OR PROVIDING ALCOHOL BEVERAGES

17 IN SEALED CONTAINERS, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE LICENSE IN EFFECT, TO

18 ADULT OCCUPANTS OF LUXURY BOXES LOCATED AT STADIUMS, ARENAS,

19 AND SIMILAR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES THAT ARE INCLUDED

20 WITHIN THE LICENSED PREMISES OF THE LICENSEE. HOWEVER, NO PERSON


21 SHALL BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE LICENSED PREMISES WITH A SEALED

22 CONTAINER OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGE THAT WAS OBTAINED IN THE LUXURY

23 BOX. AS USED IN THIS PARAGRAPH (b), "LUXURY BOX" MEANS A LIMITED


24 PUBLIC ACCESS ROOM OR BOOTH THAT IS USED BY ITS OCCUPANTS AND

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1 THEIR GUESTS AT SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES THAT ARE

2 PROVIDED WITHIN THE LICENSED PREMISES.

3 SECTION 2. 12-47-901 (1) (f), Colorado Revised Statutes, is


4 amended to read:
5 12-47-901. Unlawful acts - exceptions. (1) Except as provided
6 in section 18-13-122, C.R.S., it is unlawful for any person:
7 (f) To sell at retail any malt, vinous, or spirituous liquors in sealed
8 containers without holding a retail liquor store or liquor-licensed drugstore
9 license, EXCEPT AS PERMITTED BY SECTION 12-47-301 (6) (b) OR ANY

10 OTHER PROVISION OF THIS ARTICLE;

11 SECTION 3. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds,


12 determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate
13 preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.

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