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2013 Senate Bill 247: Authorize some 4 a.m. liquor licenses
  1. Introduced by Sen. Virgil Smith, Jr. (D) on March 6, 2013, to allow bars and restaurants in a “central business district” of a city to stay open until 4:00 a.m. if they pay a $10,000 annual fee and have extra bouncers and security cameras.
    • Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on March 6, 2013.
  2. Failed 18 to 19 in the Senate on December 4, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Moved to reconsider by Sen. Arlan Meekhof (R) on December 4, 2014, the vote by which the bill was defeated. The motion passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 4, 2014.
  4. Received in the Senate on December 4, 2014.
    • Reported in the Senate on December 4, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  5. Passed 22 to 14 in the Senate on December 4, 2014, to allow bars and restaurants in a “central business district” of a city to stay open until 4:00 a.m. on weekends if they pay a $10,000 annual fee and have extra bouncers and security cameras.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the House on December 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on December 4, 2014.

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