Government Relations & Administrative Law
Posted by Camila Alarcon
This year’s Liquor Omnibus Bill (H.B. 2281), signed by Governor Ducey on April 26, 2019, is chock-full of new alcohol licensing opportunities for retail centers. Restaurants and bars will be able to overlap liquor licenses and sell alcohol in shared spaces. For owners and managers of retail spaces of over 400,000 square feet, the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control will establish a pilot program to allow the consumption of alcohol throughout pedestrian common areas.
Both of these changes constitute a complete turnaround from the one business, one license rule.
Bills Move to Restrict Sales of Municipal Properties, Lawsuits against Developers, and Vacation Rentals
Author: Camila Alarcon
With about sixty days into the legislative session, several bills impacting real estate and zoning have survived their first chamber. The following summarizes key bills in two areas: local control and vacation and short-term rentals. (Click on each bill name to see the full bill text.)
- SB1147, a bill that imposes new limits on the sale of municipal properties, passed the Senate on a 16-14 vote, and is now heading to the House. The bill provides that for a property with a value of at least $50,000, the municipality must hire an independent appraiser to determine the sale or lease value, and post public notices of the proposed sale or lease for four weeks in a weekly publication and on the municipality’s website.
Author: Camila Alarcon
Issue: May 21, 2018
Online Sales and Delivery of Alcohol
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued an opinion, dated April 6, 2018, on the sale and delivery of alcohol, and the use of websites and mobile device applications for the delivery of alcohol. This opinion changes or clarifies, depending on your point of view, the following common practices:
- Those businesses that can receive orders online need to ensure that orders are not placed or transmitted between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. This includes retailers with off-sale privileges, direct shipment licensees, farm wineries, and craft distilleries.
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