Public notification, with respect to both provisional and adopted local alcohol policies, will mean giving notice in one or more newspapers and a prominent location on the territorial authority's (TA) website. This public notification of provisional local alcohol policies should be made on at one occasion and for adopted local alcohol policies on two separate occasions.
Public notifications of any application for or renewal of an alcohol licence are to be either in a newspaper or on a website page established by TAs, or both.
The number of public notifications required will be linked to the licensee risk framework (included as Appendix D in the Summary of Submissions). Low and very low risk premises will make two notifications for a new licence, but only one notification of any licence renewal application. All other premises will need to notify twice, between five and 10 days apart, for both new and renewal applications.
Knowledge of the Act is required for the renewal of a manager's certificates. Managers who already hold a Licence Controller Qualifications will need to take a short test about the new laws which will be developed by the relevant industry training organisation.
No changes are proposed to the current suite of evidence of age documents. Young people can apply for an 18+ Card in the month leading up to their 18th birthday.
Remote sellers can require purchasers to declare at least twice that they (or the intended recipient) are over the purchase age either through tick boxes, or entering their birth date, (for internet and catalogue sales) or verbally (for telephone orders).
The Ministry of Justice will review this in 2 years when a more detailed assessment can be made of the harm caused by remote sales and how technological solutions could be used to verify a purchaser's age.
The privileges of licensing trusts can be challenged using a competition poll which is a referendum that the licensing trust must call if requested by at least 15 percent of the electors in the district.
A petition on a competition poll will need to be submitted directly to the Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority for administration. At the same time:
Defining grocery stores in such a way as to be sure that the 'principal business' of a grocery store is the sale of food products.
Revenue from New Zealand lotteries promoted by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission (for example, LOTTO and Instant Kiwi) is excluded.
On application for a licence, the applicant must submit average sales revenue data for a period of one year (depending on how long the business has been operating) or a projection of future revenue (for new premises).
Territorial authorities must update their alcohol licensing forms to reflect regulations related to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
The main change to most forms is updating the name of the Act. However, forms for new licences and renewals applications must also include new criteria and questions that outline key information applicants need to provide (for example a floor plan of the premises). Councils can use these templates to create new alcohol licensing forms.
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