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Civil Penalty Schedule Revision

Effective September 25, 2013, ABRA adopted a revised Civil Penalty Schedule for issuing citations to establishments in violation of ABC laws and regulations. The revised schedule, which lists primary and secondary-tier violations, is more comprehensive and redefines violations that are eligible to receive first-time written warnings.

An ABC establishment that receives a written warning, will have 10 days to correct the violation. If it is not corrected in the ten day period, the appropriate fine or penalty will be assessed for the violation. Once an ABC establishment receives a written warning for an offense, it will not be entitled to another warning for the same offense.

ABRA defines violations by primary and secondary tier offenses. The main difference between the two is that five primary-tier offenses in a four year period will result in the revocation of an ABC license while secondary offenses in the same time frame would continue to incur fines. 

Review the complete Civil Penalty Schedule.