Allows club license holder to sell alcoholic beverages in connection with fund raising events held by non-profits and charitable organizations.
Sponsored by: Assemblyman WAYNE P. DEANGELO District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)
This bill allows the holder of a club license to sell alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises in connection with a fund raising event held by another nonprofit or charitable organization. Under the bill, a club license holder is permitted to sell alcoholic beverages to non-club members during the charitable event. The bill defines fund raising event as a scheduled event of which the primary purpose is to raise money to be used for the operation, maintenance, support, or promotion of the nonprofit or charitable organization.
Under current law, a club license is a license to sell alcoholic beverages issued to organizations that are operated for benevolent, charitable, fraternal, social, religious, recreational, athletic, or similar purposes. A club license holder may sell alcoholic beverages only to bona fide club members and their guests. Club licenses are not subject to the population restriction placed on plenary retail consumption licenses (for bars and restaurants), which are limited to one for every 3,000 residents in a municipality. This bill establishes an exception to allow a club licensee to sell alcoholic beverages to non-club members during fund raising events held by other nonprofit and charitable organizations.