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Fifth Session, Thirty-Eighth Legislature

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Bill 215

THE LIQUOR CONTROL AMENDMENT ACT (HELPING TO PREVENT DATE RAPE)


Explanatory Note

(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. L160 amended

1           The Liquor Control Act is amended by this Act.

2           Subsection 120(2) is replaced with the following:

Drinks allowed in washroom

120(2)      Subject to the regulations, a person may possess and consume liquor in a washroom that is within or adjacent to

(a) licensed premises; or

(b) premises for which an occasional permit or special permit has been issued;

if the person is otherwise legally authorized to possess and consume the liquor in those premises.

Coming into force

3           This Act comes into force on a day to be fixed by proclamation.

Explanatory Note

As a measure to prevent date rape, this Bill amends The Liquor Control Act to allow a person in licensed premises to carry his or her drink to the washroom.