The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation will be conducting a workshop Wednesday, July 11, 2012 to consider changes to an administrative rule relating to how the 51% requirement for SRX licenses is calculated. DBPR is proposing to bring the administrative rule into alignment with the statue and this possible change could impact restaurants whose model is more dependent on alcoholic beverage sales.
WHO: Those holding a “Special Restaurant License” (SRX)
WHAT: Workshop to consider changes to administrative rule relating to how the 51% requirement for SRX licenses is calculated.
Rule 61A-3.0141, Florida Administrative Code
Section 561.20, Florida Statutes
WHEN: July 11, 2012, 9:00 to 5:00
WHERE: Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (ABT)
WHY: There may be a conflict between the statute and administrative rule. As you know among other requirements, a “Special Restaurant License” (SRX), must derive at least 51% of total revenues from the sale of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
PROPOSAL: DBPR is proposing to bring the administrative rule into alignment with the statute.
EFFECT: None for traditional restaurants that easily and routinely meet their 51% food sales requirement. However, for those operations that are heavily dependent upon alcoholic beverage sales, and/or a sizable portion of total revenues are derived from the sale of items such as tee shirts, hats, etc., and/or the operation is a concept that more closely resembles a traditional bar, this proposed change could impact you.
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