Text: HSB526            Text: HSB528


House Study Bill 527

HOUSE FILE BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY BILL BY CHAIRPERSON BAUDLER) Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act concerning the length of suspension of alcohol sales 2 licenses and permits after selling alcohol to minors. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5719YC 81 5 ec/sh/8 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 123.50, subsection 3, paragraph e, Code 1 2 2005, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: 1 3 NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (4) The length of a suspension of a 1 4 license or permit as provided in paragraph "a", "b", or "c" 1 5 shall be reduced by one=half if the licensee or permittee 1 6 submits proof to the administrator or applicable local 1 7 authority that the licensee or permittee has acquired, 1 8 subsequent to the violation, an age and driver's license 1 9 verification device authorized for use by the division. A 1 10 licensee or permittee shall have a suspension reduced pursuant 1 11 to this subparagraph only once. 1 12 EXPLANATION 1 13 This bill provides that the length of suspension of the 1 14 license or permit of a licensee or permittee who is found in 1 15 violation of the provisions prohibiting the selling of alcohol 1 16 to minors can be reduced by one=half if the licensee or 1 17 permittee obtains an age and driver's license verification 1 18 device. The bill provides that the licensee or permittee can 1 19 have the suspension reduced only once for obtaining such a 1 20 device. Current law provides that a suspension for a first 1 21 violation if the permittee fails to pay the civil penalty is 1 22 14 days, while a suspension for a second and third violation 1 23 is 30 days and 60 days, respectively. The bill provides that 1 24 the alcoholic beverages division of the department of commerce 1 25 shall establish which age and driver's license verification 1 26 devices are authorized. 1 27 LSB 5719YC 81 1 28 ec:nh/sh/8
Text: HSB526            Text: HSB528