Beer & Liquor
Special Event Permits
H. Business Affairs & Labor
Rep. Matt Gray, D-Broomfield; Sen. Kevin Priola, R-Brighton
A change in Colorado Liquor Rules in 2012 allowed for the operation of special event permits by municipalities and special districts, as well for special event permits for educational purposes. Some municipalities have since operated special events under that authority. The Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) now believes that the underlying statutes do not allow for the more expansive rule and have thus proposed rescinding it. The bill will clarify the statute, allowing the rule to remain unchanged and municipalities to continue operating special events.