Current Issues

Use of Third Party Companies for Invoicing of Liquor-Licensed Drugstores
LED Bulletin 18-10
October 24, 2018

In 2016, Senate Bill 16-197 was enacted that put restrictions on liquor-licensed drugstores issued a license on or after January 1, 2017 and their ability to pay for alcohol using an extension of credit.

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Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS) program
LED Bulletin 18-09
October 24, 2018

One step in the application process for a liquor license is for the owners/manager to submit fingerprints to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a background check. Until now applicants had to have a law enforcement agency take the fingerprints at their police department or sheriff’s office, which the applicant would include in their application for a liquor license.

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Senate Bill 16-197 – Questions Regarding Transition to Full Strength Beer
LED Bulletin 18-08
September 10, 2018

In response to multiple industry inquiries regarding the transition to “full strength” beer that goes into effect January 1, 2019 under Senate Bill 16-197 (“SB 197”), the Liquor Enforcement Division (“LED”) is issuing this Bulletin regarding three issues.

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IMMEDIATE STATUTORY CHANGES PURSUANT TO SB 18-243
LED Bulletin 18-07
June 5, 2018

On June 4, 2018, Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 18-243. Generally, the bill modifies laws governing the retail sale of fermented malt beverages (FMB), which will become synonymous in definition with malt liquor as of January 1, 2019.

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RECODIFICATION OF THE LIQUOR AND TOBACCO STATUTES
LED Bulletin 18-06
April 26, 2018

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PRIVATE ALCOHOL EVENTS – COMPLIANCE
LED Bulletin 18-05
April 9, 2018

This bulletin is being issued to provide guidance concerning liquor compliance issues for persons who desire to hold private events at which alcohol beverages will be served.

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SENATE BILL 18-067 – AUCTIONS BY ORGANIZATIONS THAT QUALIFY FOR SPECIAL EVENT PERMITS
LED Bulletin 18-04
March 6, 2018

On March 1, 2018, Governor Hickenlooper signed SB 18-067, which became effective immediately upon signature. The purpose of this Bulletin is to provide general information about SB 18-067. For more details, please see SB 18-067.

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Updates to the Colorado Liquor Rules
LED Bulletin 18-03
March 6, 2018

Effective March 2, 2018, the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) has updated certain regulations within the Colorado Liquor Rules (1 C.C.R. 203-2). These updated regulations are the result of public working groups throughout 2017 and a public hearing on December 19, 2017.

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Update of Fee Changes
LED Bulletin 18-02
February 23, 2018

As referenced in Bulletin 18-01, the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) stated specific details of the exact fee amounts would be provided to the industry no later than February 23, 2018.

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Fee Changes
LED Bulletin 18-01
February 9, 2018

The Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division (LED) is providing this bulletin to notify the liquor industry of upcoming changes to liquor application fees to be effective March 5, 2018.

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Value of Labor Position Statement
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

This is in response to your letter, dated November 9, 2017, wherein you request a statement of position from the State of Colorado, Department of Revenue, Liquor Enforcement Division (the “Division”) pursuant to Regulation 47-200, 1 CCR 203-2.

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Importation and Sole Source of Supply/Brand Registration
LED Bulletin 17-07
Friday, December 29, 2017

The Liquor Enforcement Division (“LED”) has received several questions concerning regulation 47-924, 1 C.C.R. 203-2, specifically about the process for brand registrations.

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Transfers – Wholesaler Confirmation
LED Bulletin 17-06
Friday, December 29, 2017

The Liquor Enforcement Division (“LED”) has received a number of inquiries concerning regulation 47-305. Transfers – Wholesaler Confirmation and the implementation for Local Licensing Authorities (LLA).

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Third Party Ordering – Delivery Services
LED Bulletin 17-05
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Liquor Enforcement Division (“LED”) has received a number of inquiries regarding ordering and delivery of alcohol beverages by or on behalf of licensees permitted to engage in such deliveries, particularly when such ordering and delivery services are provided through the use of third-party e-commerce platforms, such as internet sites or mobile device applications (“Third-Party Platforms”). This Bulletin is intended to provide guidance regarding permissible and prohibited practices related to ordering and delivery services under applicable Colorado statutes and rules, including through the use of Third Party Platforms.

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