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The DC Code: § 25-313 Appropriateness standard.

Index25 Alcoholic Beverage Regulation (Refs & Annos)
a
To qualify for issuance, renewal of a license, transfer of a license to a new location, or an application for the approval of a substantial change in operation as determined by the Board under § 25-404, an applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that the establishment is appropriate for the locality, section, or portion of the District where it is to be located.
b
In determining the appropriateness of an establishment, the Board shall consider all relevant evidence of record, including:
1
The effect of the establishment on real property values;
2
The effect of the establishment on peace, order, and quiet, including the noise and litter provisions set forth in §§ 25-725 and 25-726;
3
The effect of the establishment upon residential parking needs and vehicular and pedestrian safety; and
4
In the case of a license renewal, the provisions of this subsection and § 25-315.
c
(1) The requirements of this section shall not apply to applicants for a solicitor's license or a temporary license.
2
Applicants for a caterer's license shall apply according to the procedures under Chapter 20 of the District of Columbia Municipal Regulations.
d
No license shall be issued for an outlet, property, establishment, or business which sells motor vehicle gasoline or which holds a Motor Vehicle Sales, Service, and Repair endorsement under § 47-2851.03(c)(9) or an Environmental Materials endorsement under § 47-2851.03(c)(4) to its master business 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 § 25-115(b)(1), (4). For notes from former § 25-115, see § 25-301. Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 25-313. 1973 Ed., § 25-115. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 14-190, in subsec. (a), substituted ", transfer of a license to a new location," for ", new owner license renewal,". D.C. Law 15-187 designated the existing text of subsec. (c) as par. (1); and added par. (2) of subsec. (c). Emergency Act Amendments For temporary (90 day) amendment of section, see § 1702(f) 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. For Law 14-190, see notes following § 25-101. For Law 15-187, see notes following § 25-101. DC CODE § 25-313 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Jan. 24, 1934, 48 Stat. 327, ch. 4, § 14; Aug. 25, 1937, 50 Stat. 802, 803, ch. 766, §§ 1, 2; June 15, 1938, 52 Stat. 691, ch. 396, § 3; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 103, ch. 159, § 404(e), (f); Aug. 2, 1968, 82 Stat. 616, Pub. L. 90- 450, title IV, § 404; Mar. 5, 1981, D.C. Law 3-146, § 4, 27 DCR 4753; Sept. 29, 1982, D.C. Law 4-157, §§ 8, 15, 29 DCR 3617; Mar. 8, 1984, D.C. Law 5-51, § 2(b)(4), (c), 30 DCR 5927; June 29, 1984, D.C. Law 5- 97, § 2, 31 DCR 2556; Mar. 7, 1987, D.C. Law 6-217, § 9, 34 DCR 907; June 5, 1987, D.C. Law 7-7, § 2, 34 DCR 2640; Oct. 3, 1992, D.C. Law 9-174, § 2(b), (c), 39 DCR 5859; May 24, 1994, D.C. Law 10-122, § 2(f), 41 DCR 1658; Apr. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 12-261, § 2003(q)(2), 46 DCR 3142; Oct. 20, 1999, D.C. Law 13-39, § 2, 46 DCR 6548; May 3, 2001, D.C. Law 13-298, § 101, 48 DCR 2959; Oct. 1, 2002, D.C. Law 14-190, § 1702(f), 49 DCR 6968; Sept. 30, 2004, D.C. Law 15-187, § 201(a), 51 DCR 6525.)