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.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.