Senate Bill 230
151st General Assembly (2021 - 2022)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 4 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC LIQUORS.
This Act removes the exemption in § 543(d)(4) of Title 4 (reduced distance requirements based on population growth) to the prohibition against granting a license for the sale of alcoholic liquor if there is an existing licensed establishment of similar type within either of the following: (1) A ½ mile by accessible public road or street in any incorporated city or town. (2) Within 3 miles by accessible public road or street in any unincorporated or rural area. This Act permits the Commissioner to grant a new license if all of the following apply: (1) The licensee desires to move the location of the license due to the destruction of the building, loss of lease, diversion of highway traffic pattern, or similar reason beyond the control of the licensee. (2) The application meets the requirements of § 543(d) of Title 4 of the Delaware Code and the other requirements of Title 4. (3) The new license does not result in the licensee moving the location more than 500 feet in an incorporated city or town or a ½ mile in an unincorporated or rural area.