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41-2601. Definitions. As used in the club and drinking establishment act:

(a) The following terms shall have the meanings provided by K.S.A. 41-102, and amendments thereto: (1) "Alcoholic liquor"; (2) "director"; (3) "original package"; (4) "person"; (5) "sale"; and (6) "to sell."

(b) "Beneficial interest" shall not include any interest a person may have as owner, operator, lessee or franchise holder of a licensed hotel or motel on the premises of which a club or drinking establishment is located.

(c) "Caterer" means an individual, partnership or corporation which sells alcoholic liquor by the individual drink, and provides services related to the serving thereof, on unlicensed premises which may be open to the public, but does not include a holder of a temporary permit, selling alcoholic liquor in accordance with the terms of such permit.

(d) "Cereal malt beverage" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 41-2701, and amendments thereto.

(e) "Class A club" means a premises which is owned or leased by a corporation, partnership, business trust or association and which is operated thereby as a bona fide nonprofit social, fraternal or war veterans' club, as determined by the director, for the exclusive use of the corporate stockholders, partners, trust beneficiaries or associates (hereinafter referred to as members) and their families and guests accompanying them.

(f) "Class B club" means a premises operated for profit by a corporation, partnership or individual, to which members of such club may resort for the consumption of food or alcoholic beverages and for entertainment.

(g) "Club" means a class A or class B club.

(h) "Drinking establishment" means premises which may be open to the general public, where alcoholic liquor by the individual drink is sold. Drinking establishment includes a railway car.

(i) "Food" means any raw, cooked or processed edible substance or ingredient, other than alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage, used or intended for use or for sale, in whole or in part, for human consumption.

(j) "Food service establishment" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 36-501, and amendments thereto.

(k) "Hotel" has the meaning provided by K.S.A. 36-501, and amendments thereto.

(l) "Individual drink" means a beverage containing alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage served to an individual for consumption by such individual or another individual, but which is not intended to be consumed by two or more individuals. The term "individual drink" includes beverages containing not more than: (1) Eight ounces of wine; (2) thirty-two ounces of beer or cereal malt beverage; or (3) four ounces of a single spirit or a combination of spirits.

(m) "Minibar" means a closed cabinet, whether nonrefrigerated or wholly or partially refrigerated, access to the interior of which is restricted by means of a locking device which requires the use of a key, magnetic card or similar device.

(n) "Minor" means a person under 21 years of age.

(o) "Morals charge" means a charge involving the sale of sexual relations; procuring any person; soliciting of a child under 18 years of age for any immoral act involving sex; possession or sale of narcotics, marijuana, amphetamines or barbiturates; rape; incest; gambling; illegal cohabitation; adultery; bigamy; or a crime against nature.

(p) "Municipal corporation" means the governing body of any county or city.

(q) "Public venue" means an arena, stadium, hall or theater, used primarily for athletic or sporting events, live concerts, live theatrical productions or similar seasonal entertainment events, not operated on a daily basis, and containing:

(1) Not less than 4,000 permanent seats; and

(2) not less than two private suites, which are enclosed or semi-enclosed seating areas, having controlled access and separated from the general admission areas by a permanent barrier.

(r) "Railway car" means a locomotive drawn conveyance used for the transportation and accommodation of human passengers that is confined to a fixed rail route and which derives from sales of food for consumption on the railway car not less than 30% of its gross receipts from all sales of food and beverages in a 12-month period.

(s) "Restaurant" means:

(1) In the case of a club, a licensed food service establishment which, as determined by the director, derives from sales of food for consumption on the licensed club premises not less than 50% of its gross receipts from all sales of food and beverages on such premises in a 12-month period;

(2) in the case of a drinking establishment subject to a food sales requirement under K.S.A. 41-2642, and amendments thereto, a licensed food service establishment which, as determined by the director, derives from sales of food for consumption on the licensed drinking establishment premises not less than 30% of its gross receipts from all sales of food and beverages on such premises in a 12-month period; and

(3) in the case of a drinking establishment subject to no food sales requirement under K.S.A. 41-2642, and amendments thereto, a licensed food service establishment.

(t) "RV resort" means premises where a place to park recreational vehicles, as defined in K.S.A. 75-1212, and amendments thereto, is offered for pay, primarily to transient guests, for overnight or longer use while such recreational vehicles are used as sleeping or living accommodations.

(u) "Sample" means a serving of alcoholic liquor which contains not more than: (1) One-half ounce of distilled spirits; (2) one ounce of wine; or (3) two ounces of beer or cereal malt beverage. A sample of a mixed alcoholic beverage shall contain not more than one-half ounce of distilled spirits.

(v) "Secretary" means the secretary of revenue.

(w) "Temporary permit" means a temporary permit issued pursuant to K.S.A. 41-2645, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 1965, ch. 316, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 243, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 196, § 1; L. 1975, ch. 252, § 1; L. 1977, ch. 169, § 1; L. 1978, ch. 186, § 3; L. 1979, ch. 152, § 5; L. 1981, ch. 200, § 2; L. 1985, ch. 171, § 8; L. 1985, ch. 168, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 182, § 60; L. 1989, ch. 95, § 11; L. 1990, ch. 179, § 5; L. 1995, ch. 266, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 142, § 11; L. 2012, ch. 144, § 33; L. 2013, ch. 130, § 7; L. 2014, ch. 117, § 7; July 1.

Section was amended twice in the 2013 session, see also 41-2601a.



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