Model Bar Disciplinary Action Ordinance

July 7, 2016

This model reporting ordinance for disciplinary actions against bar licensees is provided only for general informational purposes and to assist Georgia cities in ensuring that notification to Georgia Department of Revenue is accomplished within 45 days of any disciplinary action being taken by a municipality against a person issued a license by the municipality to operate a bar. The ordinance is not and should not be treated as legal advice.  This model ordinance has been developed in response to House Bill 152 from the 2015-2016 legislative session. You should consult with your legal counsel before drafting or adopting any ordinance and before taking any action based on this model. 

If your city does not issue alcohol licenses to a licensed retailer of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises who derives 75 percent or more total gross annual revenue from such sales then your municipality is not required to enact any ordinance or resolution complying with HB 152. However, if your municipality does have any such establishment an ordinance or resolution will be required to be enacted setting forth a policy and implementing a reporting process. Any type in bold italics is for informational purposes and not meant to be a part of the model ordinance. 

Should you have any questions or comments related to this model ordinance, please feel free to contact Rusi Patel at rpatel@gmanet.com.

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