Currently proposed legislature and how it relates to us:
The CBOA is diligently involved in industry specific bills.
Statewide Regulation Of Products With Nicotine
Concerning statewide regulation of products that contain nicotine.
SESSION: SB18-139/2018 Regular Session
SUBJECT: Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
Sections 2 through 4 of the bill establish a licensure requirement for retailers who sell cigarettes, tobacco products, or nicotine products (products). Beginning January 1, 2019, it is illegal for any person doing business in the state to sell or offer for sale products without first obtaining a license as a retailer from the division of liquor enforcement in the department of revenue (division). A retailer with more than one location is required to have a separate license for each location.
The division will establish the license application and is required to grant a license to an applicant if it meets the statutory requirements. There is no fee for a license and the license is valid until it is surrendered or revoked. A retailer is required to conspicuously display the license. Section 1 permits money Click here for more info...
Employee Agent Purchase of Alcohol Beverages
Concerning the authority of certain individuals to purchase alcohol beverages for a premises licensed to sell alcohol beverages for consumption on the licensed premises.
SESSION: SB17-058/ 2017 Regular Session
SUBJECT: Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana
The bill allows an employee or agent to purchase alcohol beverages on behalf of a:
- Hotel and restaurant licensee;
- Tavern licensee; or
- Lodging and entertainment facility licensee.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)
Extend On-premises Retail Alcohol Beverages Sales Hours
Concerning the ability of a local government to extend the hours during which alcohol beverages may be sold for consumption on a licensed premises.
SESSION: HB17-1123/ 2017 Regular Session
SUBJECTS: Liquor, Tobacco, & Marijuana/ Local Government
Current law prohibits a person licensed to sell alcohol beverages for on-premises consumption from serving alcohol beverages between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Click here fro more info...
Age of Employees Serving Alcohol—
this bill is currently under consideration. It is a follow up change to last year’s Bill 197 that changed the allowance of servers under the age of 21 but over 18 to serve alcoholic beverages. Current Bill 17-237 will allow servers between the ages of 18-21 to serve alcohol in establishments where full meals are served. Click here for more info...
Requirements for PROs (music royalties companies such as BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC)—
This was a fantastic bill to be a part of! Consider it a true group effort between the Colorado Restaurant Association, The Tavern League, and CBOA alongside House Representative Steve Lebsock. This bill requires PROs to file with the Secretary of State their fee structures as well as a link to their updated music library. It is a gigantic step in creating transparency and accountability for the music licensing organizations. We finally have the opportunity to decide with independent information whether or not and/or how to use music in our venues. Click here for more info...
Extend On-premises Retail Alcohol Beverages Sales Hours—
Current law prohibits a person licensed to sell alcohol beverages for on-premises consumption from serving alcohol beverages between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. The bill allows a local government to extend the hours during which alcohol beverages may be sold for on-premises consumption at establishments within the local government's jurisdiction. This bill is also sponsored by Rep. Lebsock. The catalyst behind the inception of this bill was allowing existing bars to compete with the newly created “Entertainment Districts” that can be open 24 hours under current liquor license laws as well as larger travel and tourist destinations such as Las Vegas and New York. Click here for more info...