ORDINANCE
NO.

An Ordinance amending Section 3-1 of the Columbus Code pertaining to alcoholic beverages by amending new subsection 3-1 (hh) to provide for tasting on a limited basis where growlers are sold at retail.


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THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1.


Section 3-1 of the Columbus Code is hereby amended to replace subsection (hh) and replace it with a new subsection (hh) to read as follows:

“(hh) a growler means a bottle made of glass or other material or other material customary to the industry provided that the bottle is capable of being sealed with a screw cap and then sealed with a plastic collar over the screw for the purpose of open container laws, and such bottle shall be at least 32 oz. but not exceed 64 oz. in capacity. The sale of growlers in compliance with this chapter is authorized for establishments licensed to sell beer off premises pursuant to Columbus Code Section 3-3(c). However, growlers may not be sold by any establishment also licensed to sell liquors off premise pursuant to Columbus Code Section 3-3(a). The filling of growlers by means of a tapped keg shall not constitute the breaking of a package as contemplated by O.C.G.A. 3-3-26 or other provisions of this ordinance. Growlers may only be filled from kegs procured by licensee from a duly licensed wholesaler. Only professionally sanitized and sealed growlers may be filled and made available for retail sale. Each growler must be securely sealed and removed from the premises in its original sealed condition. Consumption on the premises is strictly prohibited; provided however, samples of beers available for sale in a growler may be offered on the premises but shall not exceed one ounce nor shall any one individual be offered more than three samples in one calendar day.”


SECTION 2.

Section 3-15 of the Columbus Code is hereby amended to add the following sentence and the end of the section:

“A properly sealed growler as defined in Section 3-1 (hh) above shall not constitute an open container for the purposes of this section, nor shall a bottle of wine resealed by on on-premises restaurant licensee in accordance with O.C.G.A. 3-6-4.”


SECTION 3.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 22nd day of October, 2013, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ______________, 2013, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting__________.
Councilor Baker voting__________.
Councilor Barnes voting_________.
Councilor Davis voting__________.
Councilor Henderson voting______.
Councilor Huff voting___________.
Councilor McDaniel voting_______.
Councilor Thomas voting_________.
Councilor Pugh voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting________.

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TINY B. WASHINGTON TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
CLERK OF COUNCIL MAYOR