FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 974
94TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SILVEY (Sponsor), NOLTE, ERVIN, FLOOK, BAKER (123), LEMBKE, SCHIEFFER, QUINN (7), SKAGGS, TILLEY, DEEKEN, McGHEE, GRILL AND NANCE (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time February 26, 2007 and copies ordered printed.
D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 311, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to drinking establishments, with a penalty provision.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 311, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 311.315, to read as follows:
311.315. 1. As used in this section, the following words shall mean:
(1) "Drinking establishment", a premises which may be open to the general public, where intoxicating liquor sold by the drink is served;
(2) "Restaurant", an establishment:
(a) Where a permanent kitchen facility where at least commercial grade stove, sink, and refrigeration equipment are located;
(b) Where food is served to the general public during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and
(c) That is open for the purpose of serving food to the general public at least four hours during such time period, and a staff of at least two employees are dedicated to the preparation, serving, and clean up of food items for sale to the general public;
(3) "Underage entertainer", a person under the age of twenty-one who is solely at the drinking establishment for the purpose of presenting a live performance alone or as a member of a group.
2. Except for underage entertainers, no person under the age of twenty-one shall be allowed inside the premises of a drinking establishment. A drinking establishment shall not include a restaurant, as defined in this section. Any person who is found violating this section shall be guilty of a class C misdemeanor.