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41-2641. Class B club license; rights of licensee; membership; storing customer wine; samples. (a) A license for a class B club shall allow the licensee to: (1) Offer for sale, sell and serve alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage for consumption on the licensed premises by members of such club and guests accompanying them; and (2) serve samples of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage free of charge on the licensed premises for consumption by such members and their families and guests accompanying them.

No charge of any sort may be made for a sample serving. Samples may not be served to a minor. No samples may be removed from the licensed premises. Providing samples is prohibited for any licensee who charges a cover charge or entry fee at any time during the business day. No consideration shall be requested or required for entry onto the premises, participation in any event taking place on the premises or to remain on the premises.

(b) (1) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b)(2), any two or more class A or class B clubs may permit, by an agreement filed with and approved by the director, the members of each such club to have access to all other clubs that are parties to such agreement. The privileges extended to the visiting members of other clubs under such an agreement shall be determined by the agreement and, if the agreement so provides, any club that is a party to such agreement may sell, offer for sale and serve, to any person who is a member of another club that is a party to such agreement, alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage for consumption on the licensed premises by such person and such person's family, and guests accompanying them.

(2) A class B club may enter into a reciprocal agreement authorized by subsection (b)(1) only if the class B club is a restaurant.

(c) Except as provided by subsection (d), an applicant for membership in a class B club shall, before becoming a member of such club:

(1) Be screened by the club for good moral character; and

(2) pay an annual membership fee of not less than $10.

(d) Notwithstanding the membership fee requirement of subsection (c):

(1) Any class B club located on the premises of a hotel or RV resort may establish rules whereby a guest, who registered at the hotel or RV resort and who is not a resident of the county in which the club is located, may file application for temporary membership in such club. The membership, if granted, shall be valid only for the period of time that the guest is a bona fide registered guest at the hotel or RV resort and such temporary membership shall not be subject to the fee requirement of this section.

(2) Any class B club located on property that is owned or operated by a municipal airport authority and upon which consumption of alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverage is authorized by law may establish rules whereby an air traveler who is a holder of a current airline ticket may file application for temporary membership in such club for the day such air traveler's ticket is valid, and such temporary membership shall not be subject to the fee requirement of this section.

(3) Any class B club may establish rules whereby military personnel of the armed forces of the United States on temporary duty and housed at or near any military installation located within the exterior boundaries of the state of Kansas may file application for temporary membership in such club. The membership, if granted, shall be valid only for the period of the training, not to exceed 20 weeks. Any person wishing to make application for temporary membership in a class B club under this paragraph shall present the temporary duty orders to the club. Temporary membership issued under this paragraph shall not be subject to the fee requirements of this section.

(4) Any class B club may enter into a written agreement with a hotel or RV resort whereby a guest who is registered at the hotel or RV resort and who is not a resident of the county in which the club is located may file application for temporary membership in such club. The temporary membership, if granted, shall be valid only for the period of time that the guest is a bona fide registered guest at the hotel or RV resort and shall not be subject to the fee requirement of this section. A club may enter into a written agreement with a hotel or RV resort pursuant to this provision only if: (A) The hotel or RV resort is located in the same county as the club; (B) there is no class B club located on the premises of the hotel or RV resort; and (C) no other club has entered into a written agreement with the hotel or RV resort pursuant to this section.

(5) Any class B club located in a racetrack facility where races with parimutuel wagering are conducted under the Kansas parimutuel racing act may establish rules whereby persons attending such races may file an application for temporary membership in such club for the day such person is attending such races, and such temporary membership shall not be subject to the fee requirement of this section.

(e) A licensee may store on its premises wine sold to a customer for consumption at a later date on its premises in the unopened container. Such wine must be kept separate from all other alcohol stock and in a secure locked area separated by customer. Such wine shall not be removed from the licensed premises in its unopened condition.

History: L. 1987, ch. 182, § 87; L. 1990, ch. 179, § 6; L. 1994, ch. 300, § 5; L. 2009, ch. 114, § 8; L. 2013, ch. 130, § 11; L. 2017, ch. 85, § 3; L. 2019, ch. 57, § 25; L. 2021, ch. 107, § 29; May 27.


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