Florida Senate - 2017 (NP) SB 472 By Senator Grimsley 26-00908-17 2017472__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to Charlotte County; providing space 3 and seating requirements for the issuance of special 4 alcoholic beverage licenses to event centers; 5 providing an exception to general law; providing an 6 effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Notwithstanding s. 561.20, Florida Statutes, the 11 Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the Department of 12 Business and Professional Regulation may issue special alcoholic 13 beverage licenses to event centers in Charlotte County which 14 have a seating capacity of no more than 800 seats, overall floor 15 space of no more than 10,000 square feet, and derive no less 16 than 51 percent of gross income from the sale of event center 17 tickets and food and nonalcoholic beverages that are prepared, 18 served, and consumed on such premises. For the purposes of this 19 act, the term “event center” means a facility that routinely 20 hosts events for which entrance is granted to customers who have 21 purchased tickets, including, but not limited to, musical 22 concerts and art shows; hosts events sponsored or organized by 23 nonprofit organizations; and which otherwise does not market 24 itself primarily as a food service establishment. The Division 25 of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the Department of Business 26 and Professional Regulation may revoke or suspend any such 27 license for violations of the Beverage Law and regulations of 28 this state not inconsistent with this act. 29 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.