Florida Senate - 2017                      (NP)    CS for SB 472
       By the Committee on Regulated Industries; and Senator Grimsley
       580-02980-17                                           2017472c1
    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 annual gross income from the sale of event
   17  center tickets and food and nonalcoholic beverages that are
   18  prepared, served, and consumed on such premises. For the
   19  purposes of this act, the term “event center” means a facility
   20  that routinely hosts events for which entrance is granted to
   21  customers who have purchased tickets, including, but not limited
   22  to, musical concerts and art shows; hosts events sponsored or
   23  organized by nonprofit organizations; and which otherwise does
   24  not market itself primarily as a food service establishment. The
   25  Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco of the Department of
   26  Business and Professional Regulation may revoke or suspend any
   27  such license for violations of the Beverage Law and regulations
   28  of this state not inconsistent with this act.
   29         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.