Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and before the summary and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 28-A MRSA §2, sub-§15, ¶I, as amended by PL 2011, c. 629, §2, is further amended to read:
I. "Incorporated civic organization" means any charitable or civic organization incorporated as a corporation without stock under Title 13, chapter 81 or Title 13-B with a civic or charitable purpose, including but not limited to relief of poverty, advancement of education and the arts, promotion of social health, safety and welfare, fostering community and economic development, protection against animal cruelty, combating community deterioration, lessening the burdens of government and providing assistance to the underprivileged and distressed.
Sec. 2. 28-A MRSA §708-B, as repealed and replaced by PL 2011, c. 629, §11, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 28-A MRSA §708-C is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 28-A MRSA §709, sub-§2, ¶¶J and K, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 629, §15, are amended to read:
J. Providing samples authorized under section 1355-A, 1402, 1402-A or 1504; or
K. Donations authorized under section 708-B. 708-C; or
Sec. 5. 28-A MRSA §709, sub-§2, ¶L is enacted to read:
L. Product supplied by licensees authorized under section 1052-D for the purposes of providing taste-testing samples under a taste-testing event license.
Sec. 6. 28-A MRSA §1071, sub-§6, as amended by PL 2011, c. 629, §19, is further amended to read:
This amendment replaces the bill. The amendment provides examples of charitable or civic purposes within the definition of "incorporated civic organization." Like the bill, the amendment provides that manufacturers and wholesalers may donate malt liquor, wine or spirits to be used as prizes or for auctions to public broadcasting stations, incorporated civic organizations and national organizations with similar purposes to an incorporated civic organization that are 501(c)(3) organizations. Unlike the bill, the amendment provides that these donations may be made without having to provide the donation in the form of a gift card good for the purchase of the alcoholic beverage. The amendment also changes current law by stating that donations may be made to a person who is licensed to serve alcohol for on-premises consumption when the alcohol is being served at an event to benefit an incorporated civic organization in the State or a similarly purposed national 501(c)(3) organization. Current law allows for those donations only to a public broadcasting station or an incorporated civic organization in the State.
The amendment also provides that a manufacturer or wholesaler licensed by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services, Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations to conduct a special taste-testing event may donate its own product to be served at the event.
Finally the amendment provides that when a manufacturer or wholesaler licensed by the bureau provides product to be served at an event for a licensed incorporated civic organization where alcohol will be consumed on the premises, the manufacturer or wholesaler may serve the product that the manufacturer or wholesaler provided for the event.