Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 922
       By Senator Bean
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    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages;
    3         amending s. 565.02, F.S.; providing an exception to
    4         the miniature bottle requirement for operators of
    5         intrastate railroads and sleeper cars; providing an
    6         effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   11  565.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   12         565.02 License fees; vendors; clubs; caterers; and others.—
   13         (2) An operator of railroads or sleeping cars, or a vendor
   14  in a railroad transit station, in this state may obtain a
   15  license to keep for sale and to sell the beverages mentioned in
   16  the Beverage Law upon the payment of an annual license tax of
   17  $2,500 to the division. A municipality or county may not require
   18  an additional license or levy a tax for the privilege of selling
   19  such beverages.
   20         (a) Operators of railroads or sleeping cars in this state
   21  are authorized to keep for sale and to sell all beverages
   22  mentioned in the Beverage Law for consumption upon any dining,
   23  club, parlor, buffet, or observation car of a passenger train in
   24  which certified copies of the licenses issued to the operators
   25  are posted. Certified copies of such licenses shall be issued by
   26  the division upon the payment of a $10 fee. A license for the
   27  sale of alcoholic beverages on a passenger train shall be good
   28  throughout the state. Except for alcoholic beverages sold within
   29  the licensed premises of a railroad transit station or by
   30  operators of intrastate railroads or sleeping cars, it is
   31  unlawful for such licensees to purchase or sell any liquor on a
   32  passenger train except in miniature bottles of not more than 2
   33  ounces.
   34         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.