Bill in the name of National MP Ian McKelvie drawn from the ballot and introduced on Oct 21. The bill provides an exemption from section 235 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act for racing clubs on the days of race meetings if alcohol consumption takes place when the club holds either an on-licence or an on-site special licence that applies to the race meeting. First reading completed on June 8 and sent to the Governance and Administration Committee on a personal vote by 76 to 42 with one abstention. Reported back on Nov on 21 with no substantiative changes except to narrow down eligible courses. Second reading completed on Dec 7 with 61 in favour, 50 opposed and one abstention on a personal vote. Committee stage completed on April 5 with ayes 49, noes 44.
Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Exemption for Race Meetings) Amendment Bill