Alcohol Beverage Advisory Group to meet September 4, 2018



Not many people may find this to be an important meeting to attend, but we believe it to be significant due to the fact that they are going to discuss changes to the current ordinance which would "eliminate employee liquor permits and no longer prevent an applicant who is a dangerous offender, persistent sexual offender or predatory sexual offender, or, an applicant who has been found guilty of, pleaded guilty to, pleaded nolle contendere to or been convicted of a felony (federal or any state) for murder, voluntary manslaughter, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping, false imprisonment, first degree child molestation, second degree child molestation and sexual abuse from working in a liquor licensed business by directly participating in the retail sale, delivery or dispensation of alcoholic beverages."


The Waldo Tower Neighborhood Association is asking residents to weigh in on whether this particular piece of the Ordinance should be abolished.


Please click here to take our survey before September 4th- https://goo.gl/forms/cVnap1NMP3agtajN2


The City of Kansas City, Mo., Alcohol Beverage Advisory Group will conduct its next meeting Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Regulated Industries Division office at Century Towers, 635 Woodland Avenue in suite 2101.   At this meeting the advisory group will discuss changes to be made to Chapter 10 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri in the following sections:

  • Ordinance Amendment. Changes to Chapter 10, Code of Ordinances, have been made by repealing Sections 10-1, Definitions, 10-5, Employee liquor permit required, 10-36, Denial, suspension or revocation of license or permit, 10-105, General requirements for temporary and annual catering permits, 10-133, Arts and cultural district zone, 10-136, Downtown economic entertainment district zone employee and volunteer permits, 10-138, Non-profit organization temporary permit, 10-291, Generally, 10-292, Temporary employee liquor permit, 10-293, Violations; penalty, 10-335, Prohibited acts on sales-by drink premises, 10-339, Employment of and sales by minors, 10-342, Sales-by-drink premises; 10-373, Employment of minors.These changes which will eliminate employee liquor permits and no longer prevent an applicant who is a dangerous offender, persistent sexual offender or predatory sexual offender, or, an applicant who has been found guilty of, pleaded guilty to, pleaded nolle contendere to or been convicted of a felony (federal or any state) for murder, voluntary manslaughter, forcible rape, forcible sodomy, kidnapping, false imprisonment, first degree child molestation, second degree child molestation and sexual abuse from working in a liquor licensed business by directly participating in the retail sale, delivery or dispensation of alcoholic beverages.

These changes will no longer prevent an applicant who within five years of the date of application has been found guilty of, pleaded guilty to, pleaded nolle contendere to or been convicted of a felony (federal or any state) or has been released from confinement for a felony conviction, whichever is latest, involving a crime against a person or an offense of a similar nature, from working in a liquor licensed business by directly participating in the retail sale, delivery or dispensation of alcoholic beverages

These changes will no longer prevent an applicant who within three years of the date of application has been found guilty of, pleaded guilty to, pleaded nolle contendere to or been convicted of a felony (federal or any state) or has been released from confinement for a felony conviction, whichever is latest, involving the sale of controlled substances or illegal drugs or narcotics or intent to distribute controlled substances or illegal drugs or narcotics, from working in a liquor licensed business by directly participating in the retail sale, delivery or dispensation of alcoholic beverages

This ordinance amendment is sponsored by City Councilman Scott Wagner, City Councilwoman Jolie Justus, City Councilwoman Heather Hall, City Councilwoman Teresa Loar, City Councilman Dan Fowler, City Councilman Quinton Lucas, City Councilman Jermaine Reed and Mayor Sly James. The Alcoholic Beverage Advisory Group consists of 12 members from the community and the manager of the Regulated Industries Division. The purpose of the group is to review City ordinances from Chapter 10 on a routine basis and review recommendations accordingly. The recommendations are made with regard to public safety and take into consideration new standards and advances within the liquor industry as they may apply to the current liquor laws. The manager of Regulated Industries Division shares the group's recommendations with the City Council for further review and consideration. Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Jim Ready, Manager of Regulated Industries Division, or Gerald Countz, Assistant Manager of Regulated Industries Division at (816) 513-4561.

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