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File #: O-432-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
File created: 8/23/2021 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 10/20/2021 Final action:
Title: AN ORDINANCE TEMPORARILY AMENDING THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 113 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO EXTENDED HOUR SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINE, AND MALT BEVERAGES.
Attachments: 1. O-432-21 SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN 102021 AMEND CH 113 LMCO - TO EXTENDED HOUR SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSES - SALE OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINE, AND MALT BEVERAGES.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. __________, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE TEMPORARILY AMENDING THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 113 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") RELATING TO EXTENDED HOUR SUPPLEMENTAL LICENSES FOR THE SALE OF DISTILLED SPIRITS, WINE, AND MALT BEVERAGES.
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SPONSORSHIP WITHDRAWN
WHEREAS, the Louisville Metro Police Department ("LMPD") is currently facing a shortage of nearly 300 officers; and
WHEREAS, the local Alcoholic Beverage Control administrator also has limited resources for the enforcement of existing laws and regulations on the sale of alcoholic beverages; and
WHEREAS, 171 locations with extended hours licenses where alcoholic beverages are sold by the drink can currently serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m.; and
WHEREAS, additional locations are currently seeking 4:00 a.m. licenses from the ABC administrator; and
WHEREAS, alcohol-related community harms include impaired driving, unintentional or intentional injuries, and violent crime; and
WHEREAS, a meta-analysis of 10 studies in Europe, Australia, and North America found "increasing hours of [alcohol] sales by 2 or more hours increases alcohol-related harms," and decreasing sales hours can lead to statistically significant reductions in alcohol-related harms. Effectiveness of Policies Restricting Hours of Alcohol Sales in Preventing Excessive Alcohol Consumption and Related Harms, Hahn et al., American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Dec 2010; 39(6): 590-604; and
WHEREAS, Norway found that "[e]very 1 hour extension of closing hours was associated with a statistically significant increase of 4.8 assaults per 100,000 inhabitants per quarter" or roughly a 16% increase in assaults. The Impact of Small Changes in Bar Closing Hours on Violence. The Norwegian experience in 18 cities, Rossow & Norstr?m, Addiction, March 2012, 107(3), 530-537; and
WHEREAS, expanded hours of sales result in increases in alcohol-related harms, requiring increase...

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