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Connecticut Liquor Control News: Governor Lamont’s New Executive Order

August 22, 2020

For Immediate Release

From the Office of John Suchy
Director, DCP Liquor Control

Executive Order No. 7OOO Summary

On August 22, 2020, Gov. Ned Lamont issued Executive Order 7OOO, which modifies outdoor dining and the period of credit for liquor permittees and their businesses.

Below is a general summary as it relates to the alcoholic liquor industry, effective immediately:

  1. Extension of Expanded Outdoor Dining. All provisions of Executive Order No. 7MM and any approvals issued under it shall be extended through November 12, 2020. Extension of any approval for use of a right-of-way owned or controlled by the state shall be contingent upon approval, as applicable, by the appropriate federal transportation officials.
  2. Modification of the Extension of 30-Day Period of Credit for Liquor Permittees. Executive Order No. 7S, which addressed the maximum period of credit available to certain liquor permittees, is amended so that the maximum period of credit shall be sixty days after the date of delivery for all permittees that were restricted from engaging in onpremise sales per Executive Order No. 7D and its subsequent modifications. The extension of credit shall not apply to permits that were delinquent at the time Executive Order No. 7D became effective on March 16, 2020. The period of delinquency shall begin on the sixty-first day after the date of delivery.

All other requirements addressing the maximum period of credit, including Section 30-48(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes and Sections 30-6-A36 and 30-6-A37a of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies, shall continue to apply, except as modified to reflect the increased period of credit, and the standard thirty-day period of credit will continue to apply to all permittees whose businesses were not engaging in on-premise sales at the time Executive Order No. 7D became effective. This credit extension modification will remain in effect for the duration of the public health emergency, including any period of renewal, unless earlier modified or terminated.

John J. Suchy, Director, Liquor Control Division

The Department of Consumer Protection, through the State Liquor Control Commission, oversees all sales of liquor in the State of Connecticut.  450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901, Hartford, CT, 06103. Visit the  Liquor Control Division website www.ct.gov/dcp

 

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