SENATE BILL 73
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
RELATING TO LIQUOR CONTROL; INCREASING FROM TWO TO FOUR THE NUMBER OF TIMES PER YEAR THAT A CLUB MAY ALLOW ANOTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION TO USE ITS FACILITIES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 60-7A-13 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1981, Chapter 39, Section 79, as amended) is amended to read:
"60-7A-13. SALES BY CLUBS.--
A. Any club licensed pursuant to the provisions of the Liquor Control Act shall only have the right to sell alcoholic beverages by the drink and wine by the bottle for consumption on the premises.
B. Except as otherwise provided in this section, it is unlawful and grounds for suspension or revocation of its license for a club to:
(1) solicit by advertising or any other means public patronage of its alcoholic beverage facilities. In the event the club solicits public patronage of its other facilities, alcoholic beverages shall not be sold, served or consumed on the premises while the other facilities are being used by or operated for the benefit of the general public, unless the alcoholic beverage facilities are separate from the other facilities and the general public is not permitted to enter any part of the facilities where alcoholic beverages are being sold, served or consumed; or
(2) serve, sell or permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages to persons other than members and their bona fide guests.
C. A club licensed pursuant to the provisions of the Liquor Control Act may allow its facilities, including its licensed premises, to be used, for activities other than its own, no more than [two] four times in a calendar year for fundraising events held by other nonprofit organizations.
D. For the purposes of this section:
(1) "bona fide guest" means a person whose presence in the club is in response to a specific invitation by a member and for whom the member assumes responsibility; and
(2) "member" includes the adult spouse and the children of a member who pays membership dues or of a deceased member who paid membership dues or a member of an official auxiliary or subsidiary group of the club who has been issued a personal identification card in accordance with the rules and regulations of the club."
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