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The DC Code: § 25-104 Board authority to grant licenses.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
a
The Board may issue licenses to persons who meet the requirements set forth in this title.
b
All licenses issued under this title, except for a temporary license issued under § 25-115, shall be valid for a term of 3 years and may be renewed upon completion of the procedures set forth in this title and payment of the required fees.
c
A license to sell alcoholic beverages in the District can be granted only by the Board upon completion of the application and review process as contained in this title.
d
Except as set forth in subchapter II of this chapter, each license or permit shall particularly describe the place where the rights of the license are to be exercised.
e
The Board, in issuing licenses, may require that certain conditions be met if it determines that the inclusion of the conditions will be in the best interest of the locality, section, or portion of the District where the licensed establishment is to be located. The Board, in setting the conditions, shall state, in writing, the rationale for the determination.
f
Unincorporated associations, other than limited liability companies, shall not be issued a license other than a temporary license.

Historical and Statutory

D.C. Law 13-298 amended and enacted into law Title 25 of the District of Columbia Official Code. The text of this section is derived from provisions formerly found in D.C. Code §§ 25-110 and 25-114(a), (e). Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 25-104. 1973 Ed., §§ 25-110, 25-114. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-190 rewrote subsec. (f) which had read as follows: "(f) Unincorporated associations shall be not be issued a license. D.C. Law 15-187, in subsec. (b), substituted "a term of 3 years" for "a term of 2 years". Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1702(b) of Fiscal Year 2003 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2002 (D.C. Act 14-453, July 23, 2002, 49 DCR 8026). Legislative History of Laws For D.C. Law 13-298, see notes following § 25-101. Law 2-27, the "Variable Licensing Periods Act of 1977," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 2-126, which was referred to the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 28, 1977 and July 12, 1977, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 1, 1977, it was assigned Act No. 2-61 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 3-157, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 25-211. Law 6-130, the "Wholesale Liquor Industry Storage Act of 1986," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-329, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first, amended first and second readings on April 15, 1986, April 29, 1986 and May 13, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on May 29, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6- 168 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-217, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 25-101. For legislative history of D.C. Law 10-122, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 25-785. For Law 14-190, see notes following § 25-101. For Law 15-187, see notes following § 25-101. DC CODE § 25-104 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Jan. 24, 1934, 48 Stat. 324, ch. 4, §§ 10, 13; Aug. 24, 1935, 49 Stat. 900, ch. 756, § 8; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 103, ch. 159, § 404(c); Dec. 8, 1970, 84 Stat. 1394, Pub. L. 91-535, § 5; Oct. 26, 1977, D.C. Law 2-27, § 2, 24 DCR 3720; Mar. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-157, § 2(c), 27 DCR 5117; July 26, 1986, D.C. Law 6-130, § 2, 33 DCR 3405; Mar. 7, 1987, D.C. Law 6-217, § 8, 34 DCR 907; May 24, 1994, D.C. Law 10-122, § 2(d), 41 DCR 1658; May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-190, § 1702(b), 49 DCR 6968; Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-187, § 101(a), 51 DCR 6525.)