was ABC created?
2. What is the organizational structure of ABC?
3. What are the powers of ABC?
is an alcoholic beverage license?
5. What are the types of retail licenses?
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 concession?
8.What is meant by "public premises"?
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
11.When is a duplicate license required?
12.When a license certificate is lost or destroyed,
how may the licensee obtain a replacement?
13.May ABC deny the renewal of an existing license?
14.When must licenses be renewed?
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 premises?
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 "limitation"?
21.Is there a limit on the number of off-sale beer
and wine licenses that may be issued in cities or
22.What organizations are eligible for a club
23.Are such clubs restricted to on-sale privileges?
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
31.Does ABC conduct an investigation of license
32.What are the responsibilities of a license
33.In case of death or incompetency to act as a sole
licensee, who may exercise the privileges of the
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
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
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 made?
44.If a valid protest is made to the issuance of a
license, will a hearing be held and, if so, where?
45.If my application is protested, how long will it
take for me to open my business ?
Complaints Or Accusations
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 investigation?
51.Who may make an accusation against a licensee?
52.What is meant by a "verified" accusation?
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
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
local authorities empowered to enforce the Act?
58.May local law enforcement agencies use minor
decoys to buy alcoholic beverages from licensed
59.Does ABC have a staff of employees whose duty it
is to enforce the Act? How are they identified?
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 Operating Standards?
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 house?
66.Is a licensee responsible for correcting nuisance
conditions on or about the licensed premises?
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
84.What are the lawful hours for retail sale of
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
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
91.May wine be placed in decanting bottles by an
92.May partially consumed wine bottles be removed
from an on-sale licensed premises?
93.Is the refilling of a distilled spirits bottle
94.May empty distilled spirits bottles be sold by an
on-sale general licensee or his employees?
95.Is there any law prohibiting the use of open
96.Must keg beer sold to consumers be registered?
97.Are there any special restrictions for licensees
who sell both alcoholic beverages and gasoline?
is the Clerk's Affidavit and the warning sign relating
to underage sales and purchases?
99.Must a manager of an on-sale licensed business
have the same qualifications required of a licensee?
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?
retail licensees give samples of alcoholic beverages?
103.Under what circumstances may wholesalers give
samples of the alcoholic beverages they distribute to
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, etc.?
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 patrons?
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
113.What is consignment sale?
114.Are consignment sales lawful under the Act?
115.Is it lawful for a retail licensee to accept
advertising specialties from wholesalers or
116.When may a manufacturer or wholesaler make
deliveries of alcoholic beverages to retail licensees?
117.May retailers who hold the same type license
agree to group purchase distilled spirits and wine (pool
buying) from a wholesaler or rectifier?
a wholesaler or manufacturer give a retailer a sign?
120. How must spigot markers for draught beer be
121. What other requirements are there on
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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