Department of Consumer
Dept. of Consumer Protection, in conjunction with the
Liquor Control Commission, licenses all aspects of the liquor industry.]
Liquor Control Division
Research Reports-Office of Legislative Research:
Serving Alcohol To Intoxicated Persons
You asked (1) what the penalties are for an alcoholic liquor
permittee who serves alcohol to an intoxicated person and (2)
whether the Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) is notified
after an accident involving alcohol.
You asked for (1) a history of increases in taxes on alcoholic
beverages in Connecticut, (2) the alcoholic beverage tax rates in
surrounding states, and (3) whether any surrounding states have
recently increased their alcoholic beverage taxes.
Cigarette and Liquor Sales
You asked why there is a minimum mark-up for cigarettes and a prohibition
against selling alcohol below cost. Also, you asked why there are defined hours
for the sale of alcohol to be consumed off premises.
The Liquor Control Act
and Liquor Prices
You asked for a summary of the provisions of the
Liquor Control Act that either are directly concerned with prices or have a
strong indirect effect on prices.
Minors from Purchasing or Possessing Alcoholic Beverages
You asked for (1) a summary of state law prohibiting or
preventing minors from purchasing or possessing alcoholic beverages
and (2) statistics on enforcing those laws.
You asked if (1) minors are allowed to be in barrooms where
alcohol is served and (2) the law allows parents to serve liquor to
their minor children.
Delivery of Wine from Out-of-State Vendors
You asked for an analysis of Granholm v. Heald concerning the
direct shipment of wine to consumers by producers and its impact on
Connecticut wineries and consumers.
You asked about laws regarding under-age drinking at parties and
who can be charged criminally.
State Law Concerning Liquor and Minors
You asked for a summary of state law and recent proposals
concerning liquor and minors.
Liquor Control Commission Responsibilities
You asked for the responsibilities of the Liquor Control
Commission, especially as they affect the price of liquor.
Restricting Alcohol by Minors in Private Places
You asked for a description of laws in Connecticut and other
states restricting possession of alcohol by minors (those under 21)
in private places.
Alcohol Prohibited in State Parks
You asked by what authority the
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) banned alcohol in state parks
except under rental agreements or permits for certain events
Chapter 545 Intoxicating Liquors
Liquor Control Act
Part II - Department of Consumer Protection: Liquor Control
Liquor Control Commission
Sec.30-6a. Adoption of regulations
Part III - Local Option
Sec. 30-9. Status of towns, as to sale of alcoholic liquor
Vote on liquor permit question
Part IV - Permits
Sec. 30-14. Nature and duration of permit
Sec 30-20. Package store permits. Grocery store beer permits.
Part V - Prices
Registration of brands, fees. Posting and notice of prices.
Brand registration of fortified wine.
Alcoholic Beverage Tax Chapter 220
Part VI - Seizures
Secs.30-69 to 30-73
Part VII -Prohibited Acts, Penalties and Procedure
Unauthorized sale prohibited.
Disposing of liquor without permit.
Operator’s license as proof of age.
Misrepresentation of age to
Sec. 30-89. Purchasing liquor or making false statement to procure liquor. Possessing liquor by minor on public or private property prohibited;
Sec. 30-91. Hours and days of closing. Exemptions.
Sec. 30-113. Penalties.
P.A. 07-4. An act concerning not-for profit entities and charitable
fundraising events at which alcoholic liquor is sold [pdf]
P.A. 07-39. An act concerning alcohol shipping permits [pdf]
P.A. 07-41. An act concerning alcohol server and seller training
P.A. 07-146. An act concerning university beer, wine and liquor permits
P.A. 07-165. An act concerning notice in dram shop actions involving death
or incapacity [pdf]