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F I S C A L I M P A C T R E P O R T
SPONSOR Altamirano
ORIGINAL DATE
LAST UPDATED
2/7/2006
2/8/2006 HB
SHORT TITLE Sunday Alcohol Sales at 11AM
SB 670
ANALYST McSherry
REVENUE (dollars in thousands)
Estimated Revenue
Recurring
or Non-Rec
Fund
Affected
FY06
FY07
FY08
$28.5
Recurring General Fund
(Parenthesis ( ) Indicate Expenditure Decreases)
Senate Bill 670 is a companion to House Bill 721.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
LFC Files
Responses Received From
Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD)
Department Public Safety (DPS)
SUMMARY
Synopsis of Bill
Senate Bill 670 proposes to change the legal hour of Sunday alcohol sales for dispensers, restau-
rant licensees and clubs, from 12 noon to 11 am. The bill also would increase the Sunday Sales
permit fee from $100 to $150.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS
The bill proposes to increase the Sunday Sale permitting fee from $100 to $150; There are cur-
rently 570 permits in New Mexico. Assuming all permits would renew in FY07 and in the fu-
ture, the increase in revenues would be $50/license x 570 licenses = $28.5
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Senate Bill 670 Page 2
SIGNIFICANT ISSUES
Currently all alcohol sales on Sundays are limited to after 12 noon.
Earlier alcohol sales on Sunday would likely increase sales for Sunday brunches at restaurants,
or at weekend events for canopy sales.
CONFLICT, DUPLICATION, COMPANIONSHIP, RELATIONSHIP
Senate Bill 670 is a companion bill to House Bill 721.
WHAT WILL BE THE CONSEQUENCES OF NOT ENACTING THIS BILL
Alcohol sales would not be legal before 12 noon and the Sunday Sales permit would cost $100
rather than $150.
Patrons will not be able to purchase alcohol before noon.
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS
1.
What is the expected increase in alcohol sales due to the change in legal hour of Sunday
sales.
2.
Is the number of vendors renewing their licenses expected to change with the $50 in-
crease in permit fee and change in legal time of sales.
EM/nt