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Tuesday March 05, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Majority Leader Mike Turzai stopped by the capitol newsroom Tuesday to discuss HB 790.

An Act amending the act of April 12, 1951 (P.L.90, No.21), entitled, as reenacted, "An act relating to alcoholic liquors, alcohol and malt and brewed beverages; amending, revising, consolidating and changing the laws relating thereto; regulating and restricting the manufacture, purchase, sale, possession, consumption, importation, transportation, furnishing, holding in bond, holding in storage, traffic in and use of alcoholic liquors, alcohol and malt and brewed beverages and the persons engaged or employed therein; defining the powers and duties of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board; providing for the establishment and operation of State liquor stores, for the payment of certain license fees to the respective municipalities and townships, for the abatement of certain nuisances and, in certain cases, for search and seizure without warrant; prescribing penalties and forfeitures; providing for local option, and repealing existing laws," in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions and for interpretation; in the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, further providing for general powers, providing for fee adjustment by regulation and further providing for subject of regulations and for wine and spirits marketing; in Pennsylvania Liquor Stores, further providing for establishment and for sales; providing for wine and spirits distribution; in licensing, further providing for authority, for issuance, for transfer or extension, for fees, for sales and restrictions, for wine auction permits and for importers' licenses; in licensing, providing for grocery store licenses, convenience store licenses, big-box retail store licenses and pharmacy licenses; in licensing, further providing for malt and brewed beverages licenses; in licensing, providing for enhanced distributors licenses; in licensing, further providing for license applications, for license restrictions, for sales, storage and purchase restrictions, for interlocking business, for breweries, for county limitations, for administrative proceedings, for assignability, for renewal and temporary provisions, for sanctions, for local option, for shipment into Commonwealth, for unlawful acts and for hours of operation; in licensing, providing for unlawful acts; in licensing, further providing for penalties and for vacation of premises; in distilleries, wineries, bonded warehouses, bailees and transporters, further providing for limited wineries, for distilleries and for license fees; providing for emergency State tax; and making a related repeal.

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