New Law Prohibits Municipality From Imposing Minimum Bid for Issuance of Hotel Liquor License in Certain Cases

August 25th, 2009 | Posted by: Christopher DeGrezia 0| comments:

2009-02-17 Transfer 338Under current law, a municipality may issue a new plenary retail consumption license to a person who operates a hotel or motel containing 100 guest sleeping rooms. Newly adopted legislation now prohibits a municipality from requiring a minimum bid of more than $25,000 plus $50 per sleeping room for the issuance of the license if the dining facilities of the hotel or motel are regularly and principally used to provide only meals for catered events and breakfast for guests of the hotel or motel.  The new legislation also clarifies that its provisions are not to be construed to prohibit a municipality from requiring a minimum bid for the issuance of a license to a hotel or motel that uses its dining facilities for purposes other than the provision of meals for catered events and breakfast for guests.

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