Knowledgebase-Beer Definition Ordinance


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Title:Beer Definition Ordinance
Summary:An ordinance changing the city's definition of beer to coincide with state definitions and altering distance regulations for beer sales.
Original Author:Hardy, Pat
Co-Author:
Product Create Date:01/05/2017
Last Reviewed on::01/11/2017
Subject:Beer--Municipal ordinances; Beer--Laws and regulations
Type:Ordinance
Original Document: Mosheim beer definition ordinance.pdfMosheim beer definition ordinance.pdf

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Text of Document: Ordinance No._________________
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF MOSHEIM, TENNESSEE CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF BEER TO COINCIDE WITH STATE DEFINITIONS, AND ALTERING DISTANCE REGULATIONS FOR BEER SALES.
    WHEREAS, legislation passed by the State of Tennessee in 2016 has altered the definition of beer; and,

    WHEREAS, the Town of Mosheim would like to make their definitions coincide with those of the State of Tennessee; and,

    WHEREAS, distance regulations related to beer and passed by the Town of Mosheim, have not been updated since 1997;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Mosheim, Tennessee, that:

Section 1. All prior ordinances of the Town of Mosheim, Tennessee referring to the definition of “beer” shall be changed to the following: The term “beer” shall be the same definition appearing in Tennessee Code Annotated section 57-5-101.

Section 2. All prior ordinances of the Town of Mosheim, Tennessee referring to distance requirements for the storage, sale, or manufacture of beer shall be changed to a distance requirement of 250 feet:

Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect upon its final passage, the public welfare requiring it.

Approved on First Reading_____________________

Approved on Second Reading___________________

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Mayor Attest: City Recorder

Please remember that this ordinance was drafted based upon the drafting requirements and authority granted to a particular city or town in its charter and in general law. These drafting requirements and the authority exercised in this ordinance might not apply to your city or town.

Please confer with your city attorney or an MTAS legal consultant, or both, before using this ordinance as a model.