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Alcoholic Beverage Control and Washington DC

Changes to ABC Regulatory ApproachClick here to view the latest communication received from Peter Feather, Chairman of the DC ABC Board, reflecting a significant change in the penalties imposed for sale to those underage, along with other changes in the Board’s regulatory approach.RAMW continues to fight for a reasonable regulatory environment and as always we will keep you posted on future efforts and successes.
October 23, 2008 Maria Delaney, ABRA Director, sent an announcement changing the Sale to Minor Penalty.  Following is the text from her email:“Effective immediately the penalty for staff settlement for a second sale to minor violation will change.  The present penalty is 10 days suspension with 4 stayed and 6 days served but this has been changed to 10 days suspension with 6 days stayed and 4 days served.  If the second offense is within a year, the licensee will also have to serve the stayed days from the first sale to minor violation. The licensee will still be required...
Wine Doggy Bag FAQs:Many of you have raised questions about the recently passed Wine Doggy Bag provisions. Here are the most common questions we received here in the office at RAMW, and the answers provided by RAMW’s General Counsel, Andrew J. Kline:Do I have to use the special wine doggy bags? Or can I just use a regular take away bag stapled closed? The bag or container must be secured in such a manner that it is visibly apparent if the container has been opened or tampered with. You do not have to use RAMW’s designated vendor, but the Wine Doggy Bag meets those requirements. To...

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