42.12.131 APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSES AVAILABLE IN QUOTA AREAS, AND APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMES
(1) When the department is not required to conduct a competitive bidding process for an available license in a quota area, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
(2) The number of restaurant beer and wine licenses with a seating capacity of 101 persons or more may not exceed 25 percent of the number of restaurant beer and wine licenses allowed in the quota area.
(3) As set forth in 16-4-420, MCA, the department must make a decision either granting or denying a completed restaurant beer and wine license application within four months of receipt of the application. However, if the investigation into the application uncovers the necessity to analyze additional information not previously provided by the applicant, the four-month time period stops until the information is provided.
History: 16-1-303, 16-4-105, 16-4-204, 16-4-420, MCA; IMP, 16-4-105, 16-4-201, 16-4-204, 16-4-420, MCA; NEW, 1985 MAR p. 167, Eff. 2/15/85; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 158, Eff. 1/29/93; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 3132, Eff. 11/20/98; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 449, Eff. 3/23/01; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 21, Eff. 1/17/03; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1613, Eff. 8/11/18.