Public Chapter 146
SENATE BILL NO. 1813
Substituted for: House Bill No. 1725
By Rhinehart, Bowers
AN ACTTo amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 57-4-102, relative to alcoholic beverages at hotels.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 57-4-102(14), is amended by adding the following new subdivision:
(E) "Hotel" also includes a bed and breakfast establishment as defined in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 68-14-502, where meals are regularly served to guests and where sleeping accommodations and dining facilities being conducted in the same buildings or structures used in connection therewith are on the same premises and are part of the hotel operation. The premises upon which such establishment is located shall be within the boundaries of a clearly defined arts district which is owned and operated by the same entity and having a common courtyard which is contiguous to all buildings and structures on the premises. The dining facilities, including beverages, may be served from an adequate and sanitary central kitchen and storage facility.
The provisions of this subdivision shall apply in any municipality having a population in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand (150,000) according to the 1990 federal census or any subsequent federal census.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.