1. How was ABC created?
2. What is the
organizational structure of ABC?
3. What are the powers of
4. What is an alcoholic
5. What are the types of
6. What is a "bona fide
public eating place"?
7. May a person who holds a
license for a bona fide public eating place lease out the food
8.What is meant by "public
9.What beverages may the
holder of an on-sale license sell for consumption off the licensed
premises in original, sealed containers?
10.Can any person obtain an
alcoholic beverage license?
11.When is a duplicate
12.When a license
certificate is lost or destroyed, how may the licensee obtain a
13.May ABC deny the renewal
of an existing license?
14.When must licenses be
15.How soon does the
license have to be put in use?
16.May temporary licenses
be obtained for picnics and social events?
17.Where may alcoholic
beverages be stored when there is no room for them on the licensed
18.How many feet must
licensed premises be from a church, a school, or residences?
19.May certain conditions
be placed upon the exercise of a license?
20.What is meant by license
21.Is there a limit on the
number of off-sale beer and wine licenses that may be issued in
cities or counties?
22.What organizations are
eligible for a club license?
23.Are such clubs
restricted to on-sale privileges?
24.Can a license be
transferred from one person to another person without making an
application to ABC?
25.Does the filing of the
application for transfer accomplish the transfer of the license?
26.How long does it
normally take for the issuance or transfer of a license?
27.Pending transfer of the
license, may the intended transferee operate the licensed business?
28.When the lease on the
licensed premises is terminated and the premises must be vacated,
what is required of the licensee?
29.What steps are required
for the issuance or transfer of an alcoholic beverage license?
30.Does ABC notify local
officials of the license application?
31.Does ABC conduct an
investigation of license applications?
32.What are the
responsibilities of a license applicant?
33.In case of death or
incompetency to act as a sole licensee, who may exercise the
privileges of the license?
34.Does the law prohibit
pledging the transfer of a license as security for a loan or as
security for the fulfillment of any agreement?
35.How long can the
licensed premises be closed before the licensee must surrender
possession of the license?
36.May an applicant have
some assurance of the issuance of a license before construction of
the premises to be licensed is begun or completed?
37.Must a corporation
licensed by ABC report ownership changes to ABC?
38.Must a limited
partnership licensed by ABC report ownership changes to ABC?
39.Must a limited liability
company licensed by ABC report ownership changes to ABC?
Protests And Denials
40.May any person protest
the issuance of a license?
41.What are some grounds
for protestor denial?
42.Must a protest from a
city council or board of supervisors or local public official state
a legal ground for denying an application?
43.When may a protest be
44.If a valid protest is
made to the issuance of a license, will a hearing be held and, if
45.If my application is
protested, how long will it take for me to open my business ?
Complaints Or Accusations
46.What is the goal of
ABC's disciplinary procedures?
47.What consequences does a
licensee face for violating the Act or Rules?
48.How does the
disciplinary process begin?
49.How are investigations
conducted, and by whom?
50.What happens after the
51.Who may make an
accusation against a licensee?
52.What is meant by a
53.What are the legal
grounds for an accusation?
54.If an accusation is
filed against a licensee, what rights does the licensee have?
55.May a licensee pay a
fine in lieu of serving a license suspension?
56.What is the ABC penalty
for selling an alcoholic beverage to a minor or permitting a minor
to consume an alcoholic beverage in an on-sale premises?
Enforcement And Violations
57.Are local authorities
empowered to enforce the Act?
58.May local law
enforcement agencies use minor decoys to buy alcoholic beverages
from licensed premises?
59.Does ABC have a staff of
employees whose duty it is to enforce the Act? How are they
60.May the licensee refuse
an ABC investigator permission to examine the licensee's books and
records pertaining to the licensed business?
61.What should a licensee
know about ABC investigators and local law enforcement officers?
62.What are Retail
63.Are there restrictions
that apply to the sale of adult videos and adult magazines?
64.Is there any requirement
with regard to interior lighting of retail premises?
65.What is a disorderly
66.Is a licensee
responsible for correcting nuisance conditions on or about the
67.If a licensee violates
the Pure Food and Drug Laws (Health and Safety Code), may his
license be suspended or revoked?
68.May a retail licensee
import alcoholic beverages from outside the State?
69.May any person other
than a licensed importer bring alcoholic beverages into this State?
70.With regard to purchase,
consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages, what is the age of
71.What is the penalty for
a person who furnishes alcohol to a minor?
72.Would the licensee be in
violation of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act for selling an
alcoholic beverage to a person under 21 who appeared to be
twenty-one years of age or older?
73.Is there anything a
licensee or an employee may do to prevent selling to minors?
74.What is documentary
evidence of age and identity?
75.What other defense is
available to a licensee accused of selling to minors?
76.May a minor be arrested
for purchasing, consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages?
77.Is there any law against
minors attempting to purchase alcoholic beverages?
78.May minors be employed
in "on-sale" premises?
79.May a minor enter and
remain in a licensed premises even though the minor does not
purchase or consume any alcoholic beverages?
80.May an off-sale licensee
hire minors or use the services of a person under 18 years of age
for the sale of alcoholic beverages?
81.May a habitual drunkard
or an obviously intoxicated person be sold alcoholic beverages?
82.How may a licensee
determine whether a customer is obviously intoxicated?
83.Is a retail licensee
required to close the doors of the licensed premises and not serve
alcoholic beverages during the hours that an election is being held?
84.What are the lawful
hours for retail sale of alcoholic beverages?
85.At what time must a
licensee cease sales of alcoholic beverages when the time changes
from standard time to daylight savings time and vice versa?
86.May an on-sale licensee
stack drinks or sell and serve drinks a few minutes before 2 a.m.
and permit patrons to remain on the premises consuming alcoholic
beverages after that hour?
87.May a retail licensee
sell alcoholic beverages to another retailer for resale?
88.May a licensee sell beer
in unlabeled cans or bottles?
89.Does the customer who
requests an alcoholic drink by brand name have any assurance that
the brand ordered will be served?
90.May any person have on a
licensed premises any alcoholic beverage other than the type
authorized by the license?
91.May wine be placed in
decanting bottles by an on-sale licensee?
92.May partially consumed
wine bottles be removed from an on-sale licensed premises?
93.Is the refilling of a
distilled spirits bottle unlawful?
94.May empty distilled
spirits bottles be sold by an on-sale general licensee or his
95.Is there any law
prohibiting the use of open pouring spouts?
96.Must keg beer sold to
consumers be registered?
97.Are there any special
restrictions for licensees who sell both alcoholic beverages and
98.What is the Clerk's
Affidavit and the warning sign relating to underage sales and
99.Must a manager of an
on-sale licensed business have the same qualifications required of a
100.Is a licensee
responsible for illegal acts of bartenders or other employees?
101.May a licensee employ
hosts, hostesses and entertainers, or permit any person, to solicit
others to buy them drinks?
102.May retail licensees
give samples of alcoholic beverages?
circumstances may wholesalers give samples of the alcoholic
beverages they distribute to retail licensees?
104.Is a retailer permitted
to sell alcoholic beverages which have been given as samples?
105.Can credit tokens be
given to persons purchasing alcoholic beverages, highball glasses,
106.If a retailer buys 100
cases of beer from a wholesaler, may any be given free?
107.May an on-sale licensee
place peanuts, popcorn and pretzels upon counters or tables for
108.Is a wholesaler or
manufacturer permitted to have any interest in an on-sale license?
109.Are the restrictions
placed upon wholesaler-retailer relations commonly referred to as
110.Is it permissible for
any type of retail licensee to have any ownership interest in the
business, property or license of a wholesaler or manufacturer?
111.May a retail licensee
rent space to a wholesaler for the placing or painting of signs or
window displays on or in retailer's premises?
112.May a retailer accept
any payment from a wholesaler for setting up an advertising display
or performing a distribution service in connection with distilled
113.What is consignment
114.Are consignment sales
lawful under the Act?
115.Is it lawful for a
retail licensee to accept advertising specialties from wholesalers
116.When may a manufacturer
or wholesaler make deliveries of alcoholic beverages to retail
117.May retailers who hold
the same type license agree to group purchase distilled spirits and
wine (pool buying) from a wholesaler or rectifier?
119. May a wholesaler or
manufacturer give a retailer a sign?
120. How must spigot
markers for draught beer be placed?
121. What other
requirements are there on maintaining signs?
122. What records are
retail licensees required to keep?
123. Are retail licensees
required to give sales invoices with liquor sold?
124. Are licensees, other
than retailers, required to keep records for departmental review?
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