(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Convention facility" means any structure owned or leased by a municipal corporation or county which was expressly designed and constructed and is currently used for the purpose of presenting conventions, public meetings, and exhibitions.
(2) "Nonprofit organization" means any unincorporated nonprofit association or nonprofit corporation that is not formed for the pecuniary gain or profit of, and whose net earnings or any part of whose net earnings is not distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons; provided, that the payment of reasonable compensation for services rendered and the distribution of assets on dissolution shall not be considered pecuniary gain or profit or distribution of earnings in an association or corporation all of whose members are nonprofit corporations. Distribution of earnings to member organizations does not deprive it of the status of a nonprofit organization.
(B) An F-1 permit may be issued to any nonprofit organization to allow the nonprofit organization and its members and their guests to lawfully bring beer, wine, and intoxicating liquor in its original package, flasks, or other containers into a convention facility for consumption therein, if both of the following requirements are met:
(1) The superintendent of liquor control is satisfied the organization meets the definition of a nonprofit organization as set forth in division (A)(2) of this section, the nonprofit organization's membership includes persons residing in two or more states, and the organization's total membership is in excess of five hundred. The superintendent may accept a sworn statement by the president or other chief executive officer of the nonprofit organization as proof of the matters required in this division.
(2) The managing official or employee of the convention facility has given written consent to the use of the convention facility and to the application for the F-1 permit, as shown in the nonprofit organization's application to the superintendent.
(C) The superintendent shall specify individually the effective period of each F-1 permit on the permit, which shall not exceed three days. The fee for an F-1 permit is two hundred fifty dollars. The superintendent shall prepare and make available application forms to request F-1 permits and may require applicants to furnish such information as the superintendent determines to be necessary for the administration of this section.
(D) No holder of an F-1 permit shall make a specific charge for beer, wine, or intoxicating liquor by the drink, or in its original package, flasks, or other containers in connection with its use of the convention facility under the permit.
Cite as R.C. § 4303.201
History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.79, HB 267, §1, eff. 5/22/2012.
Effective Date: 09-26-2003