(A) The division of liquor control may issue an F-2 permit to an association or corporation, or to a recognized subordinate lodge, chapter, or other local unit of an association or corporation, to sell beer or intoxicating liquor by the individual drink at an event to be held on premises located in a political subdivision or part thereof where the sale of beer or intoxicating liquor, but not spirituous liquor, on that day is otherwise permitted by law. However, the division may issue the F-2 permit only if the association, corporation, or recognized subordinate lodge, chapter, or other local unit of an association or corporation meets all of the following:
(1) It is organized not for profit;
(2) It is operated for a charitable, cultural, educational, fraternal, or political purpose;
(3) It is not affiliated with the holder of any class of liquor permit, other than a D-4 permit.
(B) Sales under an F-2 permit on Sundays are not affected by whether Sunday sales of beer or intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises where sold are allowed to be made by persons holding another type of permit in the precinct or at the particular location where the event is to be held, provided that the F-2 permit is issued for other days of the week in addition to Sunday.
(C) The premises on which the permit is to be used shall be clearly defined and sufficiently restricted to allow proper supervision of the permit use by state and local law enforcement personnel. An F-2 permit may be issued for the same premises for which another class of permit is issued.
(1) No F-2 permit shall be effective for more than four consecutive days, and sales shall be confined to the same hours permitted to the holder of a D-3 permit. The division shall not issue more than one F-2 permit in a thirty-day period to the same association, corporation, or local unit of an association or corporation. The fee for an F-2 permit is one hundred fifty dollars.
(2) No association, corporation, local unit of an association or corporation, or D-permit holder who holds an F-2 permit shall sell beer or intoxicating liquor beyond the hours of sale allowed by the permit. Division (D)(2) of this section imposes strict liability on the holder of such permit and on any officer, agent, or employee of such permit holder.
(E) If an applicant wishes the holder of a D permit issued under sections 4303.13 to 4303.181 of the Revised Code to conduct the sale of beer and intoxicating liquor at the event, the applicant may request that the F-2 permit be issued jointly to the association, corporation, or local unit and the D-permit holder. If a permit is issued jointly, the association, corporation, or local unit and the D-permit holder shall both be held responsible for any conduct that violates laws pertaining to the sale of alcoholic beverages, including sales by the D-permit holder; otherwise, the association, corporation, or local unit shall be held responsible. In addition to the permit fee paid by the association, corporation, or local unit, the D-permit holder shall pay a fee of ten dollars. A D-permit holder may receive an unlimited number of joint F-2 permits.
(1) Any association, corporation, or local unit applying for an F-2 permit shall file with the application a statement of the organizational purpose of the association, corporation, or local unit, the location and purpose of the event, and a list of its officers. The application form shall contain a notice that a person who knowingly makes a false statement on the application or statement is guilty of the crime of falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree. In ruling on an application, the division shall consider, among other things, the past activities of the association, corporation, or local unit and any D-permit holder while operating under other F-2 permits, the location of the event for which the current application is made, and any objections of local residents or law enforcement authorities. If the division approves the application, it shall send copies of the approved application to the proper law enforcement authorities prior to the scheduled event.
(2) Notwithstanding section 1711.09 of the Revised Code, this section applies to any association or corporation or a recognized subordinate lodge, chapter, or other local unit of an association or corporation.
(G) Using the procedures of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the liquor control commission may adopt such rules as are necessary to administer this section.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.164, SB 298, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.
Effective Date: 09-26-2003