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|Councilmember Carol Schwartz
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Councilmember Carol Schwartz introduced the following bill. which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
To amend the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act by strengthening the requirements on liquor licensees that prohibit persons under the age of 18 from entering the premises of alcoholic beverage retail establishments during school hours and from purchasing alcoholic beverages and by increasing the penalties for first. second, and third offenses of these regulations: and to amend Chapter 11 of Title 23A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations by defining advertising and restricting alcoholic beverage advertising within 1,000 feet of establishments frequented by children, and by establishing new penalties for violations of advertising restrictions that are created to protect children.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA That this act may be cited as the "Prevention of Child Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages Act of 1999".
Sec. 2. Section 20 of the District of Columbia Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, approved January 24, 1938 (48 Stat. 331; D.C. Code §25-121), is amended as follows:
(a) Subsection (b-l) is amended by striking the phrase "that the licensee or his or her employee reasonably believed that the person was 18 years of age or older" and inserting the phrase "that the licensee or the licensee's employee requested a valid identification document and was shown an identification document indicating that the minor was 18 years of age or older which the licensee or the licensee's employee reasonably believed to be valid" in its place.
(b) Subsection (d)(2) is amended by striking the word "subsection" and inserting the word "section" in its place.
(c) Subsection (f) is amended by striking the phrase "make a good faith effort to ascertain" and inserting the phrase "take steps reasonably necessary to ascertain" in its place.
(d) Subsection (g)( I ) is amended as follows:
Sec. 3. Chapter I I of Title 23A of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations is amended by adding the following sections at the beginning of the chapter and by renumbering the existing sections as 1100.4. 1100.5, and 1100.6:
The following sections are added and numbered as follows:
Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.
The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 602(c)(3) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(3))
Sec. 5. Effective date.
This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995. approved April 17, 1995 ( 109 Stat. 1 16; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), and a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act. approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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