HB 2502 is now part of CCR SB 2 - Amends current law to allow Retailers to sell wholesale to on-premise licensees statewide. KABR opposed the statewide change and worked with representatives of the restaurant industry to create compromise language to provide options for rural/frontier restaurants but minimize disruption to existing wholesale relationships across the state.
The legislation now adds to the area a licensed liquor retailer may sell and deliver alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverage (CMB) to a public venue, club, or drinking establishment licensee for resale by such licensee, to allow such sales to licensees located in a corner located within two miles measured along the adjacent county boundary, as well as in the same or in an adjacent county as the licensee’s premises as in current law.
HB 2611 - Walmart legislation to allow beer delivery to the home. Beer, wine and alcohol delivery by restaurants and retailers - role of third-party platforms and delivery services was prominent. KABR opposed the bill and it was tabled by the House Federal and State Affairs Committee.
There will be a vote on credit surcharges after all! April 28 - HB 2316 and Sub SB 462 inserted into Conference Committee Report on SB 331 to end the Kansas prohibition on credit surcharges to customers. KABR supports. The House has passed a bill, the full Senate has not yet voted on the policy. The current Kansas no-surcharge statute allows cash “discounts” but prohibits credit card “surcharges.” The no-surcharge statute provides exemptions for educational boards and institutions, and state and county entities – seemingly acknowledging the benefits of surcharges for customers who choose to use credit cards and keeping prices down for those who do not. The Conference Committee approved the Senate committee version - which repeals the prohibition on credit surcharges, but requires the retailer to post notices clearly and conspicuously in at least size 16 font at the point of entry to the business and the point of sales explaining the surcharge amount and which credit cards are subject to the surcharge. For sales online or through mobile devices the notice will be required to be on the home page and the point of sale webpage.