125.51(3)(bm) (bm) Notwithstanding pars. (a) and (b) and s. 125.04 (3) (a) 3. and (9), a "Class B" license authorizes a person operating a hotel to furnish a registered guest who has attained the legal drinking age with a selection of intoxicating liquor in the guest's room which is not part of the "Class B" premises. Intoxicating liquor furnished under this paragraph shall be furnished in original packages or containers and stored in a cabinet, refrigerator or other secure storage place. The cabinet, refrigerator or other secure storage place must be capable of being locked. The cabinet, refrigerator or other secure storage place shall be locked, or the intoxicating liquor shall be removed from the room, when the room is not occupied and when intoxicating liquor is not being furnished under this paragraph. A key for the lock shall be supplied to a guest who has attained the legal drinking age upon request at registration. The hotel shall prominently display a price list of the intoxicating liquor in the hotel room. Intoxicating liquor may be furnished at the time the guest occupies the room, but for purposes of this chapter, the sale of intoxicating liquor furnished under this paragraph is considered to occur at the time and place that the guest pays for the intoxicating liquor. Notwithstanding s. 125.68 (4) (c), the guest may pay for the intoxicating liquor at any time if he or she pays in conjunction with checking out of the hotel. An individual who stocks or accepts payment for alcohol beverages under this paragraph shall be the licensee, the agent named in the license if the licensee is a corporation or limited liability company or the holder of a manager's or operator's license or be supervised by one of those individuals.
125.51(3)(bs)1.1. In this paragraph:
125.51(3)(bs)1.a. a. "Coliseum" means a multipurpose facility designed principally for sports events, with a capacity of 18,000 or more persons.
125.51(3)(bs)1.b. b. "Concessionaire" means a person designated by the owner or operator of a coliseum to operate premises in the coliseum and to provide intoxicating liquor to holders of coliseum suites.
125.51(3)(bs)2. 2. Notwithstanding pars. (a) and (b) and s. 125.04 (3) (a) 3. and (9), a "Class B" license authorizes a person operating a coliseum to furnish the holder of a coliseum suite who has attained the legal drinking age with a selection of intoxicating liquor in the coliseum suite that is not part of the "Class B" premises. Intoxicating liquor furnished under this subdivision shall be furnished in original packages or containers and stored in a cabinet, refrigerator or other secure storage place. The cabinet, refrigerator or other secure storage place or the coliseum suite must be capable of being locked. The cabinet, refrigerator or other secure storage place or the coliseum suite shall be locked, or the intoxicating liquor shall be removed from the coliseum suite, when the coliseum suite is not occupied and when intoxicating liquor is not being furnished under this subdivision. Intoxicating liquor may be furnished at the time the holder of the coliseum suite occupies the coliseum suite, but for purposes of this chapter, the sale of intoxicating liquor furnished under this subdivision is considered to occur at the time and place that the holder pays for the intoxicating liquor. Notwithstanding s. 125.68 (4) (c), the holder of a coliseum suite may pay for the intoxicating liquor at any time if he or she pays in accordance with an agreement with the person operating the coliseum or with the concessionaire. An individual who stocks or accepts payment for alcohol beverages under this subdivision shall be the licensee, the agent named in the license if the licensee is a corporation or limited liability company or the holder of a manager's or operator's license or be supervised by one of those individuals.
125.51(3)(bu) (bu) Notwithstanding ss. 125.04 (3) (a) 3. and (9) and 125.09 (1), in addition to the authorization specified in sub. (1) (a) and in sub. (3) (a) or (b), a "Class B" license issued under sub. (1) to a caterer also authorizes the caterer to provide intoxicating liquor, including its retail sale, at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay during special events held at this museum. Notwithstanding subs. (1) (a) and (3) (a) and (b), a caterer may provide intoxicating liquor under this paragraph at any location at the National Railroad Museum even though the National Railroad Museum is not part of the caterer's licensed premises, as described under par. (d) in the caterer's "Class B" license, and even if the National Railroad Museum is not located within the municipality that issued the caterer's "Class B" license. A caterer that provides intoxicating liquor under this paragraph is subject to s. 125.68 (2) as if the intoxicating liquor were provided on the caterer's "Class B" licensed premises. This paragraph does not authorize the National Railroad Museum to sell intoxicating liquor at retail or to procure or stock intoxicating liquor for purposes of retail sale. This paragraph does not apply if, at any time, the National Railroad Museum holds a "Class B" license.
125.51(3)(bw) (bw) Notwithstanding ss. 125.04 (3) (a) 3. and (9) and 125.09 (1), in addition to the authorization specified in par. (a) or (b) and in sub. (1) (a), a "Class B" license issued under sub. (1) to a caterer also authorizes the caterer to provide intoxicating liquor, including its retail sale, at the Heritage Hill state park during special events held at this park. Notwithstanding pars. (a) and (b) and sub. (1) (a), a caterer may provide intoxicating liquor under this paragraph at any location at the Heritage Hill state park even though the Heritage Hill state park is not part of the caterer's licensed premises, as described under par. (d) in the caterer's "Class B" license, and even if the Heritage Hill state park is not located within the municipality that issued the caterer's "Class B" license. A caterer that provides intoxicating liquor under this paragraph is subject to s. 125.68 (2) as if the intoxicating liquor were provided on the caterer's "Class B" licensed premises. This paragraph does not authorize the Heritage Hill state park to sell intoxicating liquor at retail or to procure or stock intoxicating liquor for purposes of retail sale. This paragraph does not apply if, at any time, the Heritage Hill state park holds a "Class B" license.
125.51(3)(c) (c) Except as provided under s. 125.69, a "Class B" license may be issued to any person qualified under s. 125.04 (5), except a person acting as an agent for or in the employ of another.
125.51(3)(d) (d) "Class B" licenses shall particularly describe the premises for which issued and are not transferable, except as provided in s. 125.04 (12).
125.51(3)(dm) (dm) A municipality may issue a "Class B" license authorizing retail sales of intoxicating liquor on a railroad car while the railroad car is standing in a specified location in the municipality.
125.51(3)(e)1.1. Except as provided in subds. 2. to 4. and 6., the annual fee for a "Class B" license shall be established by the municipal governing body and shall be the same for all "Class B" licenses, except that the minimum fee shall be $50 and the maximum fee shall be $500. The minimum fee does not apply to licenses issued to bona fide clubs and lodges situated and incorporated in the state for at least 6 years.
125.51(3)(e)2. 2. Each municipal governing body shall establish the fee, in an amount not less than $10,000, for an initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" license, as defined in sub. (4) (a) 4., and, if the municipality contains a capital improvement area enumerated under sub. (4) (x) 2. a., for an initial issuance of a "Class B" license under sub. (4) (x) 3. and 4., except that the fee for an initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" license to a bona fide club or lodge situated and incorporated in the state for at least 6 years is the fee established under subd. 1. for such a club or lodge. The fee under this subdivision is in addition to any other fee required under this chapter. The annual fee for renewal of a reserve "Class B" license, as defined in sub. (4) (a) 1., and a "Class B" license issued under sub. (4) (x) 3. or 4. is the fee established under subd. 1. A municipality may not rebate or refund to a "Class B" licensee or a person affiliated with the "Class B" licensee or with the license application process, including through any grant or tax credit program, the fee paid by the licensee under this subdivision for initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" license.
125.51(3)(e)3. 3. Each municipal governing body shall establish the annual fee for a "Class B" license issued under sub. (4) (v), except that neither the fee for an initial issuance of, nor the annual fee for, a "Class B" license issued under sub. (4) (v) 4. may exceed any fee established under subd. 1. The initial fee may be different from the annual fee to renew the license.
125.51(3)(e)4. 4. Each municipal governing body that transfers a license under sub. (4) (e) shall establish the fee, in an amount not less than $10,000, for issuance of a reserve "Class B" license after it has been transferred under sub. (4) (e). A municipality may not rebate or refund to a "Class B" licensee or a person affiliated with the "Class B" licensee or with the license application process, including through any grant or tax credit program, the fee paid under this subdivision for issuance of the license after transfer. The annual fee for renewal of a reserve "Class B" license after it has been transferred and reissued under sub. (4) (e) is the fee established under subd. 1.
125.51(3)(e)5. 5. Notwithstanding subd. 2., a municipal governing body may not establish an initial issuance fee for a "Class B" license issued under sub. (4) (w) 5. that exceeds the annual fee established for the license under subd. 1.
125.51(3)(e)6. 6. Notwithstanding subd. 2., each municipal governing body that has designated a premier economic development district under sub. (4) (u) 2. shall establish the fee, in an amount not less than $30,000, for initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" license under sub. (4) (u) 3. A municipality may not rebate or refund to a "Class B" licensee or a person affiliated with the "Class B" licensee or with the license application process, including through any grant or tax credit program, the fee paid by the licensee under this subdivision for initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" license under sub. (4) (u) 3. The annual fee for renewal of a reserve "Class B" license issued under sub. (4) (u) 3. is the fee established under subd. 1.
125.51(3)(f) (f) A "Class B" license may be issued only to a holder of a retail Class "B" license to sell fermented malt beverages unless the "Class B" license is the kind of "Class B" license specified under par. (am) or is a temporary "Class B" license under sub. (10).
125.51(3m) (3m)Retail "Class C" license.
125.51(3m)(a)(a) In this subsection "barroom" means a room that is primarily used for the sale or consumption of alcohol beverages.
125.51(3m)(b) (b) A "Class C" license authorizes the retail sale of wine by the glass or in an opened original container for consumption on the premises where sold.
125.51(3m)(c) (c) A "Class C" license may be issued to a person qualified under s. 125.04 (5) for a restaurant in which the sale of alcohol beverages accounts for less than 50% of gross receipts and which does not have a barroom or for a restaurant in which the sale of alcohol beverages accounts for less than 50% of gross receipts and which has a barroom in which wine is the only intoxicating liquor sold. A "Class C" license may not be issued to a foreign corporation, a foreign limited liability company or a person acting as agent for or in the employ of another.
125.51(3m)(d) (d) A "Class C" license shall particularly describe the premises for which it is issued.
125.51(3m)(e) (e) The annual fee for a "Class C" license shall be determined by the municipal governing body issuing the license. The fee shall not exceed $100 and shall be the same for all "Class C" licenses.
125.51(3r) (3r)Sales of wine by the bottle in restaurants.
125.51(3r)(a)(a) Notwithstanding subs. (3) (a) and (b) and (3m) (b), a "Class B" license or "Class C" license authorizes the retail sale of wine in an opened original bottle, in a quantity not to exceed one bottle, for consumption both on and off the premises where sold if all of the following apply:
125.51(3r)(a)1. 1. The licensed premises is a restaurant also operated under a "Class B" or "Class C" license and the purchaser of the wine orders food to be consumed on the licensed premises.
125.51(3r)(a)2. 2. The licensee provides a dated receipt that identifies the purchase of the food and the bottle of wine.
125.51(3r)(a)3. 3. Prior to the opened, partially consumed bottle of wine being taken off the licensed premises, the licensee securely reinserts the cork into the bottle to the point where the top of the cork is even with the top of the bottle and the cork is reinserted at a time other than during the time period specified in s. 125.68 (4) (c) 3.
125.51(3r)(b) (b) This subsection does not apply to a "Class B" license issued to a winery under s. 125.51 (3) (am). Nothing in this subsection restricts a licensee's authorization for retail sales of wine under subs. (3) (a) and (b) and (3m) (b).
125.51(4) (4)Quotas on "Class B" licenses.
125.51(4)(a)(a) In this subsection:
125.51(4)(a)1. 1. "License" means a retail "Class B" license issued under sub. (3) but does not include a "Class B" license issued to wineries under sub. (3) (am).
125.51(4)(a)2. 2. "Population" means the number of inhabitants in the previous year determined by the department of administration under s. 16.96 (2) for purposes of revenue sharing distribution.
125.51(4)(a)3. 3. "Quota" means the number of licenses which a municipality may grant or issue.
125.51(4)(a)4. 4. "Reserve "Class B" license" means a license that is not granted or issued by a municipality on December 1, 1997, and that is counted under par. (br).
125.51(4)(am) (am) No municipality may issue a license that would cause the municipality to exceed its quota.
125.51(4)(b) (b) Except as provided in pars. (c) and (d), the quota of each municipality is the sum of the following:
125.51(4)(b)1g. 1g. The number of licenses granted or issued in good faith by the municipality and in force on December 1, 1997.
125.51(4)(b)1m. 1m. The number of the municipality's reserve "Class B" licenses determined under par. (bm) 3.
125.51(4)(bm) (bm) The clerk of each municipality shall record the municipality's population, as defined in par. (a) 2., and the number of licenses:
125.51(4)(bm)1. 1. Authorized to be issued by the municipality on December 1, 1997, under s. 125.51 (4), 1995 stats.;
125.51(4)(bm)2. 2. Described in par. (b) 1g.; and
125.51(4)(bm)3. 3. That are reserve "Class B" licenses.
125.51(4)(br)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., the number of reserve "Class B" licenses authorized to be issued by a municipality shall be determined as follows:
125.51(4)(br)1.a. a. Subtract 3 from the number recorded under par. (bm) 1.
125.51(4)(br)1.b. b. Subtract the number recorded under par. (bm) 2. from the result under subd. 1. a.
125.51(4)(br)1.c. c. Divide the result under subd. 1. b. by 2, except that if the result is not a whole number round the quotient down to the nearest whole number.
125.51(4)(br)1.d. d. Add 3 to the result under subd. 1. c.
125.51(4)(br)1.e. e. Add one license per each increase of 500 population to the population recorded under par. (bm).
125.51(4)(br)1.f. f. Add one license if the municipality had issued a license under s. 125.51 (4) (br) 1. e., 1999 stats., based on a fraction of 500 population, but a municipality's quota is only increased under this subd. 1. f. as long as the total number of licenses issued by the municipality equals the maximum number of licenses authorized, including under this subd. 1. f.
125.51(4)(br)1.g. g. Add one license for each license transferred to the municipality under par. (e).
125.51(4)(br)1.h. h. Subtract one license for each license transferred from the municipality under par. (e).
125.51(4)(br)2. 2. Notwithstanding subd. 1., if the difference between the number of licenses determined under par. (b) 1g. and under par. (bm) 1. is 3 or fewer, the number of reserve "Class B" licenses authorized to be issued by that municipality is the difference between the number of licenses determined under par. (b) 1g. and under par. (bm) 1., plus one per each increase of 500 population to the population recorded under par. (bm), plus one for each license transferred to the municipality under par. (e), minus one for each license transferred from the municipality under par. (e), plus one if the municipality had issued a license under s. 125.51 (4) (br) 2., 1999 stats., based on a fraction of 500 population but only as long as the total number of licenses issued by the municipality equals the maximum number of licenses authorized.
125.51(4)(c) (c) If territory containing premises covered by a license or reserve "Class B" license is annexed to a municipality and if the municipality's quota would not otherwise allow a license or reserve "Class B" license for the premises, the quota is increased to include the license or reserve "Class B" license of each premises in the annexed territory.
125.51(4)(d) (d) Detachment of territory decreases the quota of the remainder of the municipality by the number of licenses or reserve "Class B" licenses issued for premises in the detached territory, except that detachment does not decrease the quota of the remainder to less than one license per 500 persons or less than one license.
125.51(4)(e)1.1. A municipality may make a request to another municipality that is contiguous with, or within 2 miles of, the requesting municipality that the other municipality transfer a reserve "Class B" license to the requesting municipality. If the request is granted, the reserve "Class B" license shall be transferred.
125.51(4)(e)2. 2. A municipality may transfer or receive more than one reserve "Class B" license under this paragraph as long as each transfer meets the requirements of this paragraph, but a municipality may not transfer more than 3 reserve "Class B" licenses under this paragraph.
125.51(4)(e)3. 3. After transfer of a reserve "Class B" license under this paragraph, the municipality receiving the reserve "Class B" license may issue and renew the reserve "Class B" license in the same manner as other reserve "Class B" licenses that have not been so transferred, except that the fee under sub. (3) (e) 4., not sub. (3) (e) 2., applies upon issuance of the reserve "Class B" license by the receiving municipality after the transfer. Upon receipt of the issuance fee from the licensee, the receiving municipality shall remit this issuance fee to the municipality that transferred the license.
125.51(4)(e)4. 4. Notwithstanding subds. 1. to 3., if a municipality has not issued any licenses, the municipality may not transfer any licenses under this paragraph.
125.51(4)(u)1.1. In this paragraph:
125.51(4)(u)1.a. a. "Economic development project" means a project or projects within a premier economic development district that, alone or together, have an estimated comprehensive new construction assessed valuation increase of at least $20,000,000, as established and certified by an independent 3rd-party appraiser or market research firm that provides a written report regarding the estimated value to be created by the project or projects.
125.51(4)(u)1.b. b. "Premier economic development district" means a geographic area designated under subd. 2.
125.51(4)(u)2. 2. A municipality may, by ordinance enacted by at least a two-thirds vote of the municipality's governing body, designate a geographic area within the municipality as a premier economic development district if all of the following apply:
125.51(4)(u)2.a. a. The geographic area does not exceed 40 acres and the boundaries of the geographic area are precisely identified in the ordinance.
125.51(4)(u)2.b. b. No part of the geographic area is physically separated from the rest of the geographic area so that, except for public streets, similar community infrastructure, and rivers and other waterways, each portion of the geographic area is contiguous with some other portion of the geographic area.
125.51(4)(u)2.c. c. The geographic area does not include any land that is zoned exclusively for industrial use or zoned exclusively for single-family or 2-family residences.
125.51(4)(u)3. 3. Notwithstanding pars. (am) to (d) and s. 125.185 (5), a municipality that has designated a premier economic development district may issue up to 2 "Class B" licenses in connection with an economic development project within the premier economic development district, in addition to the number of licenses determined for the municipality's quota under pars. (b) to (d) and in addition to any license under par. (v) or (w).
125.51(4)(u)4. 4. A "Class B" license issued under subd. 3. may not be transferred under s. 125.04 (12) (b) 4. If a "Class B" license issued under subd. 3. is surrendered to the issuing municipality, revoked, or not renewed, the municipality may reissue the license only for premises located within the premier economic development district.
125.51(4)(u)5. 5. A municipality may not designate more than one premier economic development district under this paragraph.
125.51(4)(u)6. 6. Not more than 2 "Class B" licenses may be issued under this paragraph for premises within a premier economic development district, regardless of the number of economic development projects within the premier economic development district.
125.51(4)(v) (v) Notwithstanding par. (am), if a municipality has granted or issued a number of licenses equal to or exceeding its quota, the municipal governing body may issue a license for any of the following:
125.51(4)(v)1. 1. A full-service restaurant that has an interior, permanent seating capacity of 300 or more persons.
125.51(4)(v)2. 2. A hotel that has 50 or more rooms of sleeping accommodations and that has either an attached restaurant with a seating capacity of 150 or more persons or a banquet room in which banquets attended by 400 or more persons may be held.
125.51(4)(v)3. 3. An opera house or theater for the performing arts operated by a nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 134.695 (1) (am). Notwithstanding sub. (3) (a) and (b), a "Class B" license issued under this subdivision authorizes the retail sale of intoxicating liquor only for consumption on the premises where sold and only in connection with ticketed performances.
125.51(4)(v)4. 4. A full-service restaurant that has a seating capacity of 75 to 100 persons on November 26, 2009; is located in a commercial building; prepares, serves, and sells food to the public; has a separate dining area with permanent fixtures where table service is provided a minimum of 4 nights per week for a minimum of 6 months per year; generates more than 50 percent of total annual sales revenue from food sales; and is located on a golf course in a municipality, in Bayfield County, having a population of at least 400 but not more than 500. For purposes of this subdivision, "golf course" does not include a miniature golf course. No "Class B" license may be issued under this subdivision after March 1, 2010. If a "Class B" license issued under this subdivision is surrendered to the issuing municipality, not renewed, or revoked, the municipality may not reissue the license.
125.51(4)(w)1.1. Notwithstanding pars. (am) to (d) and s. 125.185 (5), the village board of any village in the northern geographical half of Ozaukee County having a population of more than 4,000 may issue, to any applicant designated by the village board, one "Class B" license in addition to the number of licenses determined for the village's quota under pars. (b) to (d). No "Class B" license may be issued under this subdivision after August 1, 2008. If a "Class B" license issued under this subdivision is surrendered to the issuing village, not renewed, or revoked, the village may not reissue the license, but a "Class B" license issued under this subdivision may be transferred in the same manner as other licenses as provided under s. 125.04 (12) (b) 4.
125.51(4)(w)2. 2. Notwithstanding pars. (am) to (d) and s. 125.185 (5), a city that is immediately adjacent to the southern border of the city of Milwaukee and that has an eastern boundary of Lake Michigan may issue 3 "Class B" licenses in addition to the number of licenses determined for the city's quota under pars. (b) to (d).
125.51(4)(w)3. 3. Notwithstanding pars. (am) to (d) and s. 125.185 (5), a 4th class city located in Dane County having a population as shown in the 2000 federal decennial census of at least 8,000 but not more than 9,000 may issue one "Class B" license in addition to the number of licenses determined for the city's quota under pars. (b) to (d).
125.51(4)(w)4. 4. Notwithstanding pars. (am) to (d) and s. 125.185 (5), a 3rd class city located in Dane County having a population as shown in the 2000 federal decennial census of at least 15,000 but not more than 16,000 may issue 2 "Class B" licenses in addition to the number of licenses determined for the city's quota under pars. (b) to (d).
125.51(4)(w)5. 5. Notwithstanding pars. (am) to (d) and s. 125.185 (5), the town of Wyoming in Iowa County may issue one "Class B" license in addition to the number of licenses determined for the town's quota under pars. (b) to (d). No "Class B" license may be issued under this subdivision after February 1, 2016. If the "Class B" license issued under this subdivision is surrendered to the issuing town, not renewed, or revoked, the town may not reissue the license.
125.51(4)(x)1.1. In this paragraph:
125.51(4)(x)1.a. a. "Area base value" means the aggregate assessed value of all taxable property located within the geographic bounds of a capital improvement area on January 1 of the year that is 5 years prior to the year in which such capital improvement area is enumerated under subd. 2.
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2013-14 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2015 Wis. Act 392 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 1, 2016. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 1, 2016 are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-1-16)