Maine Revised Statutes

§1052. Off-premise catering at planned events or gatherings

1. Off-premise catering license for sale of liquor off-premise.  Class A restaurants, Class A lounges, Class A restaurant/lounges, hotels, bed and breakfasts and clubs licensed to sell spirits, wine and malt liquor may apply for an additional license to conduct off-premises catering of spirits, wine and malt liquor at planned events or gatherings to be held at locations other than the licensee's premises under this section.
[ 1999, c. 236, §3 (AMD) .]
2. Fee.  The license fee for the off-premise catering license is $10 per calendar day of the event or gathering.
[ 1987, c. 342, §76 (AMD) .]
3. Sponsor.  The off-premise sales license authorizes the licensee to sell liquor only at:
A. Public events or public gatherings sponsored by a charitable, nonprofit organization or civic group; and [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
B. Private events or private gatherings sponsored by an individual person, organization or association of persons. [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
[ 1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW) .]
4. Application.  The licensee must apply for an off-premises catering license by filing a written application with the bureau at least 24 hours before the event or gathering. The application must include the following:
A. Title and purpose of the event; [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
B. Date, time and duration; [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
C. Location; [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
D. Approximate number of persons to be accommodated; [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
E. Name and address of sponsoring person, organization or association; [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
F. If food is to be served, the name and address of food caterer, if other than the licensee; and [1987, c. 45, Pt. A, §4 (NEW).]
G. Approval by the municipal officers, or a municipal official designated by the municipal officers, of the municipality in which the proposed additional licensed premises are located, which, notwithstanding section 653, may be granted without public notice. The bureau shall accept approval required under this paragraph in electronic form submitted by the applicant or directly by the municipality to the bureau. [2017, c. 260, §1 (AMD).]
[ 2017, c. 260, §1 (AMD) .]
5. Ruling on application.  Upon receipt of the application, the bureau may immediately approve or deny the application. The bureau shall advise the applicant that the license and the off-premise sales license may be revoked and suspended under chapter 33.
[ 1997, c. 373, §84 (AMD) .]
6. Local option questions.  The bureau may not grant approval for the sale of liquor at events to be held in areas where the voters have voted in the negative concerning the pertinent local option questions.
[ 1997, c. 373, §85 (AMD) .]
1987, c. 45, §A4 (NEW). 1987, c. 342, §§76-78 (AMD). 1993, c. 260, §1 (AMD). 1993, c. 730, §40 (AMD). 1997, c. 373, §§84,85 (AMD). 1999, c. 236, §3 (AMD). 2005, c. 539, §8 (AMD). 2017, c. 260, §1 (AMD).