Bill 31 2005
An Act to amend the
Liquor Licence Act
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. Section 12 of the Liquor Licence Act is amended by adding the following subsections:
Sale of beer in containers
(2.1) Despite the regulations, a licence is subject to the condition that, if the premises in respect of which the licence is issued are public premises, no beer shall be sold at the premises unless it is poured into unbreakable containers before being served to the person purchasing it.
(2.2) In subsection (2.1),
"public premises" means premises to which the public has access, whether or not a fee is payable for the access and includes a restaurant, a bar and any other premises that the regulations prescribe as public premises, but does not include any premises that the regulations prescribe as not being public premises.
2. Subsection 14 (2) of the Act is amended by striking out "other than a prescribed condition" and substituting "other than a prescribed condition or the condition specified in subsection 12 (2.1)".
3. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
4. The short title of this Act is the Liquor Licence Amendment Act, 2005.
The Bill amends the Liquor Licence Act to require that beer sold in public premises under a licence issued under the Act must be poured into unbreakable containers before being served to a member of the public in the premises. Public premises are defined to be premises to which the public has access, such as a restaurant, a bar or a stadium, whether or not a fee is payable for the access.