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R81. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration.
Rule R81-4E. Resort Licenses.
As in effect on January 1, 2020
Table of Contents
- R81-4E-1. Licensing.
- R81-4E-2. Application.
- R81-4E-3. Bonds.
- R81-4E-4. Insurance.
- R81-4E-5. Resort License Liquor Order and Return Procedures.
- R81-4E-6. Resort Licensee Operating Hours.
- R81-4E-7. Sale and Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages in Locations Operated Under a Restaurant or Limited Restaurant Sublicense.
- R81-4E-8. Liquor Storage.
- R81-4E-9. Alcoholic Product Flavoring.
- R81-4E-10. Table and Counter Service.
- R81-4E-12. Menus; Price Lists.
- R81-4E-13. Identification Badge.
- R81-4E-14. Brownbagging.
- R81-4E-15. Resort Spa Sublicense.
- R81-4E-16. Applicability of Rules.
- Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment
- Notice of Continuation
- Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law
Resort licenses are issued to persons as defined in Section 32B-1-102(74). Any contemplated action or transaction that may alter the organizational structure or ownership interest of the person to whom the license is issued must be submitted to the department for approval prior to consummation of any such action to ensure there is no violation of Sections 32B-5-310.
(1) No license application will be included on the agenda of a monthly commission meeting for consideration for issuance of a resort license until:
(a) The applicant has first met all requirements of Sections 32B-1-304 (qualifications to hold the license), and 32B-5-201, -204 and 32B-6-204 (submission of a completed application, payment of application and licensing fees, written consent of local authority, copy of current local business license(s) necessary for operation of a resort license, evidence of proximity to certain community locations, a bond, a floor plan, and public liability and liquor liability insurance); and
(b) the department has inspected the resort premise.
(2) Pursuant to 32B-5-203 and 32B-8-204, each sublicense of a resort license is not required to:
(a) submit an application or renewal application that is separate from the resort license application;
(b) carry public liability or dramshop insurance coverage that is separate from that carried by the resort licensee; or
(c) post a bond that is separate from the bond posted by the resort licensee if the aggregate of any bonds posted by the resort licensee covers each sublicense under the resort license.
(3) Pursuant to 32B-8-302, a resort spa sublicense is not required to file a separate application from the application for the resort license unless the resort spa sublicense is being sought after the resort license has already been granted. If a resort licensee seeks to add a resort spa sublicense after its resort license is granted, the application shall comply with 32B-8-204(3)(b), and this rule.
(4)(a) All application requirements of Subsections (1)(a) and (3) must be filed with the department no later than the 10th day of the month in order for the application to be included on that month's commission meeting agenda unless the 10th day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or state or federal holiday, in which case all application requirements of Subsection (1)(a) must be filed on the next business day after the 10th of the month.
(b) An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant.
(c) A completed application filed after the deadline in Subsection (2)(a) will not be considered by the commission that month, but will be included on the agenda of the commission meeting the following month.
No part of any corporate surety or cash bond required by Section 32B-5-204 and 32B-8-202(4), may be withdrawn during the time the license is in effect. If the licensee fails to maintain a valid corporate surety or cash bond, the license shall be immediately suspended until a valid bond is obtained. Failure to obtain a bond within 30 days of notification by the department of the delinquency shall result in the automatic revocation of the license.
Public liability and dram shop insurance coverage required in Section 32B-5-201(2)(j) must remain in force during the time the license is in effect. Failure of the licensee to maintain the required insurance coverage may result in a suspension or revocation of the license by the commission.
The following procedures shall be followed when a resort licensee orders liquor from or returns liquor to any state liquor store, package agency, or department satellite warehouse:
(1) The licensee must place the order in advance to allow department personnel sufficient time to assemble the order. The licensee or employees of the licensee may not pick merchandise directly off the shelves of a state store or package agency to fill the licensee's order. The order shall include the business name of the licensee, department licensee number, and list the products ordered specifying each product by code number and quantity.
(2) The licensee shall allow at least four hours for department personnel to assemble the order for pick-up. When the order is complete, the licensee will be notified by phone and given the total cost of the order. The licensee may pay for the product in cash, company check or cashier's check.
(3) The licensee or the licensee's designee shall examine and sign for the order before it leaves the store, agency or satellite warehouse to verify that the product has been received.
(4) Merchandise shall be supplied to the licensee on request when it is available on a first come first served basis. Discounted items and limited items may, at the discretion of the department, be provided to a licensee on an allocated basis.
(5)(a) Spirituous liquor may be returned by the licensee for the original purchase price only under the following conditions:
(i) the bottle has not been opened;
(ii) the seal remains intact;
(iii) the label remains intact; and
(iv) upon a showing of the original cash register receipt.
(b) A restocking fee of 10% shall be assessed on the entire amount on any returned spirituous liquor order that exceeds $1,000. All spirituous liquor returned that is based on a single purchase on a single cash register receipt must be returned at the same time at a single store, package agency, or satellite warehouse location.
(b) Wine and beer may not be returned by the licensee for the original purchase price except upon a showing that the product was spoiled or non-consumable.
Allowable hours of liquor sales shall be in accordance with Section 32B-8-304(4) and -401(2)(b). However, the licensee may open the liquor storage area during hours otherwise prohibited for the limited purpose of inventory, restocking, repair, and cleaning.
R81-4E-7. Sale and Purchase of Alcoholic Beverages in Locations Operated Under a Restaurant or Limited Restaurant Sublicense.
(1) The restaurant sublicense shall maintain records separately showing quarterly expenditures and sales for beer, heavy beer, liquor, wine, set-ups, and food. These shall be available for inspection and audit by representatives of the department, and maintained for a period of three years.
(3) Liquor dispensing shall be in accordance with Section 32B-5-304; and Section R81-1-9 (Liquor Dispensing Systems), and Section R81-1-11 (Multiple Licensed Facility Storage and Service) of these rules.
With respect to restaurant, on-premise banquet, resort spa, and club sublicenses, liquor bottles kept for sale in use with a dispensing system, liquor flavorings in properly labeled unsealed containers, and unsealed containers of wines poured by the glass may be stored in the same storage area as approved by the department.
Resort licensees may use alcoholic products as flavoring subject to the following guidelines:
(1) Alcoholic product flavoring may be utilized in beverages only during the authorized selling hours allowed by law. Alcoholic product flavoring may be used in the preparation of food items and desserts at any time if plainly and conspicuously labeled "cooking flavoring".
(2) No resort employee under the age of 21 years may handle alcoholic product flavorings.
A wine service may be performed by the server at the patron's table or counter for wine either purchased at a restaurant, limited restaurant, club, or resort spa sublicensed premises or carried in by a patron. The wine may be opened and poured by the server.
(1) Contents of Alcoholic Beverage Menu.
(a) Each restaurant, limited restaurant, on-premise banquet, resort spa, and club sublicensee shall have readily available for its patrons a printed alcoholic beverage price list, or menu containing current prices of all mixed drinks, wine, beer, and heavy beer. This list shall include any charges for the service of packaged wines or heavy beer. With respect to on-premise banquet sublicenses, this list or menu need only be available to the host of a contracted banquet. With respect to limited restaurant sublicenses, the list or menu may only include wine, heavy beer, and beer.
(b) Any printed menu, master beverage price list or other printed list is sufficient as long as the prices are current and it meets the requirements of this rule.
(c) Customers shall be notified of the price charged for any packaged wine or heavy beer and any service charges for the supply of glasses, chilling, or wine service.
(d) A sublicensee or employee of a sublicensee may not misrepresent the price of any alcoholic beverage that is sold or offered for sale on the licensed premises.
Each employee of a sublicensee who sells, dispenses or provides alcoholic beverages shall wear a unique identification badge visible above the waist, bearing the employee's first name, initials, or a unique number in letters or numbers not less than 3/8 inch high. The identification badge must be worn on the front portion of the employee's body. The sublicensee shall maintain a record of all employee badges assigned, which shall be available for inspection by any peace officer, or representative of the department. The record shall include the employee's full name and address and a driver's license or similar identification number.
When private events, as defined in 32B-1-102(77), are held on the premises of a resort license, the proprietor may, at the proprietor's discretion, allow members of the private group to bring onto the resort premises, their own alcoholic beverages under the following circumstances:
(1) When the entire area is closed to the general public for the private event, or
(2) When an entire room or area within the premises such as a private banquet room is closed to the general public for the private event, and members of the private group are restricted to that area, and are not allowed to co-mingle with public patrons of the facility.
(3) This section does not apply to private banquet events conducted under the on-premise banquet sublicense.
(a) "Resort spa" means a facility within the boundary of a resort building that provides professionally administered personal care treatments such as, but not limited to, massages, facials, hair care, and nail care. Treatment providers must be licensed under Title 58, Division of Professional Licensing Act. The resort spa also must hold a license to conduct business as a spa or similar operation under local licensing laws.
(2) Application. Pursuant to 32B-5-203 and 32B-8-204 and -302, a resort spa sublicense is not required to file a separate application from the application for the resort license unless the resort spa sublicense is being sought after the resort license has already been granted. If a resort licensee seeks to add a resort spa sublicense after its resort license is granted, the application shall comply with 32B-8-302(2), and this rule.
(3) Minors in Lounge or Bar Areas.
(a) Pursuant to 32B-8-304(5), a minor may be on the premises of a resort spa if accompanied by a person 21 years of age or older, but may not be admitted into, use, or be on the premises of any lounge or bar area of a resort spa.
(b) "Lounge or bar area" includes:
(i) the bar structure as defined in 32B-1-102(7);
(ii) any area in the immediate vicinity of the bar structure where the sale, service, display, and advertising of alcoholic beverages is emphasized; or
(iii) any area that is in the nature of or has the ambience or atmosphere of a bar, parlor, lounge, cabaret or night club.
(c) A minor who is otherwise permitted to be on the premises of a resort spa may momentarily pass through the resort spa's lounge or bar area en route to those areas of the resort spa where the minor is permitted to be. However, no minor shall remain or be seated in the resort spa's bar or lounge area.
(1) 32B-8-402 requires that a person operating under a resort sublicense comply with the operational restrictions of Title 32B for the type of license applicable to the sublicense, except where otherwise provided. For example, a club sublicensee must comply with the operational restrictions found in 32B-5-301 to -310 and 32B-6-406 that are applicable to a club licensee.
(2) This rule requires that a person operating under a resort sublicense comply with the operational restrictions found in any commission rule for the type of license applicable to the sublicense, except where otherwise provided.
December 24, 2018
January 8, 2015
32-1-607; 32B-2-202; 32B-5; 32B-8
For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R81, please contact the promulgating agency (Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.