Legislative Efforts

The North Carolina Bar Owners Association contracted lobbyist Logan Martin with Skyline Strategies to serve as our bridge into the NC General Assembly to get our voices heard and our issues addressed.

Permit relief, fee extensions, equal treatment, and changes to the NC ABC system are top of our list.  The North Carolina Bar Owners Association and Logan Martin have spearheaded bills to reinstate canceled permits, to offer permit fee refunds and relief, and will introduce bills to reopen private bars to the same standards as restaurant bars, breweries, wineries, private clubs, and hotel bars across the state.  These bills have received overwhelming bipartisan support and offer a strong base for our relationship with state legislatures to grow.

 

2021 Session

  • H211: Reopen Bars and Restaurants.

AN ACT TO ALLOW ESTABLISHMENTS THAT SERVE FOOD AND DRINK TO OPERATE AND CONDUCT BUSINESS ACTIVITY PROVIDED CERTAIN CONDITIONS ARE MET

 

  • H73: Temporarily Waive ABC Permit Renewal Fees

AN ACT TO WAIVE CERTAIN ABC PERMIT RENEWAL AND REGISTRATION FEES DUE ON MAY 1, 2021, OR FOR THE PERIOD COVERING MAY 1, 2021, THROUGH APRIL 30, 2022

 

  • H4:Extend ABC Permit Renewal Fee Deferral

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE DELAY ON THE PAYMENT DEADLINE FOR CERTAIN ABC PERMIT RENEWALS AND TO DIRECT THE ABC COMMISSION TO REINSTATE OR REACTIVATE CERTAIN CANCELLED OR INACTIVATED ABC PERMITS

 

  • H65: ABC Administrative Penalties/PED Study

AN ACT DIRECTING THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL COMMISSION TO (I) CREATE A POLICY THAT ESTABLISHES A RATIONALE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES AND IMPROVES TRANSPARENCY FOR PERMITTEES

View full detailed summary of all bills pertaining to NC ABC and Private Bars.