(A) As used in this section:
(1) "Festival" means an event organized by a nonprofit organization that includes food, music, and entertainment and the participation of at least five riverboats.
(2) "Nonprofit organization" has the same meaning as in section 4303.201 of the Revised Code.
(B) The division of liquor control may issue an F-5 permit to the owner or operator of a riverboat that has a capacity in excess of fifty-five persons, that is not regularly docked in this state, and whose owner or operator has entered into a written contract with a nonprofit organization for the riverboat to participate in a festival.
(C) The holder of an F-5 permit may sell beer and any intoxicating liquor, only by the individual drink in glass and from the container, for consumption on the premises where sold until one a.m., on any day of the week, including Sunday.
(D) The division shall prepare and make available an F-5 permit application form and may require applicants for the permit to provide information, in addition to that required by this section, that is necessary for the administration of this section.
(E) Sales under an F-5 permit are not affected by whether sales of beer or intoxicating liquor for consumption on the premises where sold are permitted to be made by persons holding another type of permit in the precinct or at the particular location where the riverboat is located.
(F) No F-5 permit shall be in effect for more than six consecutive days.
(G) The division shall not issue more than one F-5 permit in any one calendar year for the same riverboat.
(H) The fee for an F-5 permit is one hundred eighty dollars.
Effective Date: 09-26-2003