Alabama streamlines process for alcohol at nonprofit fundraisers

As of June 1, the licensing process for nonprofit organizations wishing to sell alcohol at fundraising events will be more streamlined.

Gov. Kay Ivey signed HB414 by Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, on Thursday, March 29. It takes effect June 1.

Under the law, applications must be applied for at least 25 days before an event, giving the date, time and event location. A copy of a letter notifying local governing officials of the event is required, and the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board may ask for additional information.

Organizations must be an approved tax-exempt nonprofit that has been in continuous existence for three years prior to the application. Qualifying organizations do not have to provide evidence of liquor liability insurance. Breweries can donate up to 31 gallons of beer and nonlicensed individuals can donate beer, wine or liquor for an event.

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