(A) As used in this section:
(1) "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, directors, officers, or other private persons.
(2) "Qualified golf event" means a golf tournament or other golf competition event that meets all of the following requirements:
(a) It is hosted by the nonprofit organization to which an F-7 permit is issued.
(b) It is sanctioned by a recognized national golf organization.
(c) It includes the sale of food for consumption on the premises for which an F-7 permit is issued.
(d) Contributions to charity are made from the proceeds of the event that equal in the aggregate at least two hundred thousand dollars.
(3) "Recognized national golf organization" means any of the following:
(a) The United States golf association;
(b) The professional golf association of America (PGA);
(c) The PGA tour, including the champions tour and the nationwide tour;
(d) The LPGA tour;
(e) The successors of any organization listed in divisions (A)(3)(a) to (d) of this section.
(B) An F-7 permit may be issued to a nonprofit organization to sell beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor by the individual drink at a qualified golf event being held on premises located in a political subdivision or part of a political subdivision where the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages, and spirituous liquor is otherwise permitted by law on that day, if both of the following requirements are met:
(1) The superintendent of liquor control is satisfied that the organization is a nonprofit organization. For this purpose, the superintendent may accept as proof a sworn statement by the president or other chief executive officer of the applicant organization.
(2) The superintendent is satisfied that the event for which the F-7 permit is sought to be issued is a qualified golf event. For this purpose, the superintendent may accept as proof a sworn statement by the president or other chief executive officer of the applicant organization.
(C) The premises for which the F-7 permit is issued shall meet all of the following requirements:
(1) Be owned or leased by the nonprofit organization to which the F-7 permit is issued;
(2) Be limited to areas in which the qualified golf event is conducted and to other areas that are contiguous to those areas in which the qualified golf event is conducted, which areas are specifically designated for food and beverage consumption and hospitality for the qualified golf event;
(3) Be clearly defined;
(4) Be sufficiently restricted to allow proper supervision of use of the permit by state and local law enforcement personnel.
(D) A nonprofit organization to which an F-7 permit is issued shall be held responsible for any conduct that violates the laws pertaining to the sale of beer, wine, mixed beverages, or spirituous liquor.
(E) The division of liquor control shall prepare and make available an F-7 permit application form and may require applicants for the permit to provide information that, in addition to the information required by this section, is necessary for the administration of this section.
(F) An F-7 permit shall be effective for a period not to exceed eight consecutive days. The division of liquor control shall not issue more than two F-7 permits per calendar year to the same nonprofit organization. The fee for an F-7 permit is four hundred fifty dollars.
Cite as R.C. § 4303.207
History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.79, HB 267, §1, eff. 5/22/2012.
Effective Date: 03-30-2006