Chapter 501

2007 -- S 0919

Enacted 10/30/07





     Introduced By: Senators Jabour, Ciccone, Perry, Pichardo, and Ruggerio

     Date Introduced: April 10, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 3-5-17 of the General Laws in Chapter 3-5 entitled "Licenses

Generally" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     3-5-17. Notice and hearing on licenses. -- Before granting a license to any person under

the provisions of this chapter and title, the board, body or official to whom application for the

license is made, shall give notice by advertisement published once a week for at least two (2)

weeks in some newspaper published in the city or town where the applicant proposes to carry on

business, or, if there is no newspaper published in a city or town, then in some newspaper having

a general circulation in the city or town. Applications for retailer's Class F, P and Class G licenses

need not be advertised. The advertisement shall contain the name of the applicant and a

description by street and number or other plain designation of the particular location for which

the license is requested. Notice of the application shall also be given, by mail, to all owners of

property within two hundred feet (200') of the place of business seeking the application. The

notice shall be given by the board, body or official to whom the application is made, and the cost

of the application shall be borne by the applicant. The notices shall state that remonstrants are

entitled to be heard before the granting of the license, and shall name the time and place of the

hearing. At the time and place a fair opportunity shall be granted the remonstrants to make their

objections before acting upon the application.; provided that no advertisement or notice need be

given pursuant to this section when a license holder applies for a temporary seasonal expansion of

an existing liquor license.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.