CHAPTER 60. STATE CONTROL OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.

§60-7-6. Annual license fee; partial fee; and reactivation fee.

(a) The annual license fee for a license issued under the provisions of this article to a fraternal or veterans’ organization or a nonprofit social club is $750.

(b) The annual license fee for a license issued under the provisions of this article to a private club other than a private club of the type specified in subsection (a) of this section is $1,000 if the private club bar or restaurant has fewer than 1,000 members; $1,000 for a private club restaurant to be licensed as a private caterer as defined in §60-7-2 of this code; $1,500 if the private club is a private wedding venue or barn; $2,000 if the private club is a private nine-hole golf course, private farmers market, private professional sports stadium, private multi-sport complex, private manufacturer club, or a private tennis club as defined in §60-7-2 of this code; $2,500 if the private club bar or private club restaurant has 1,000 or more members; $4,000 if the private club is a private hotel with three or fewer designated areas or a private golf club as defined in §60-7-2 of this code; and further, if the private club is a private resort hotel as defined in §60-7-2 of this code, the private resort hotel may designate areas within the licensed premises for the lawful sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic liquors as provided for by this article. The annual license fee for a private resort hotel with five or fewer designated areas is $7,500 and the annual license fee for a private resort hotel with at least six, but no more than 10 designated areas is $12,500. The annual license fee for a private resort hotel with at least 11, but no more than 15 designated areas shall be $17,500. The annual license fee for a private resort hotel with no fewer than 15 nor more than 20 designated areas is $22,500. A private resort hotel that obtained the license and paid the $22,500 annual license fee may, upon application to and approval of the commissioner, designate additional areas for a period not to exceed seven days for an additional fee of $150 per day, per designated area.

(c) The fee for any license issued following January 1 of any year that expires on June 30 of that year is one half of the annual license fee prescribed by subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

(d) A licensee that fails to complete a renewal application and make payment of its annual license fee in renewing its license on or before June 30 of any subsequent year, after initial application, shall be charged an additional $150 reactivation fee. The fee payment may not be prorated or refunded, and the reactivation fee shall be paid prior to the processing of any renewal application and payment of the applicable full year annual license fee. A licensee who continues to operate upon the expiration of its license is subject to all fines, penalties, and sanctions available in §60-7-13 and §60-7-13a of this code, all as determined by the commissioner.

(e) The commissioner shall pay the fees to the State Treasurer and credited to the General Revenue Fund of the state.

(f) The Legislature finds that the hospitality industry has been particularly damaged by the COVID-19 pandemic and that some assistance is warranted to promote reopening and continued operation of private clubs and restaurants licensed under this article. Accordingly, the fees set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section are temporarily modified as follows;

(1) License fees for the license period beginning July 1, 2021, shall be reduced to one-third of the rate set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section;

(2) License fees for the license period beginning July 1, 2022, shall be two-thirds of the rate set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section; and

(3) License fees for the license period beginning July 1, 2023 and beyond, shall be as set forth in subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

Bills Affecting §60-7-6

2021 Regular Session: HB2025
2019 Regular Session: SB561
2017 Regular Session: SB637

ACTS Referencing §60-7-6