Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act, 2710-2712 [E7-797]

Download as PDF rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES 2710 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. This notice advises other Federal and State agencies and the public of our intent to complete detailed planning on this refuge and to obtain suggestions and information to include in the environmental document. Special mailings, newspaper articles, media announcements, and our Web site will provide information about future opportunities for public involvement in the planning process. DATES: We hosted a public information session and open house on January 17, 2007 at the American Legion Hall, 21423 Sharp Street, Rock Hall, Maryland. We announced this session at least 2 weeks in advance in special mailings, through local newspaper notices, on our Web site, and by personal contacts. Additional public information sessions in the local community are available upon request. ADDRESSES: Eastern Neck NWR, 1730 Eastern Neck Road, Rock Hall, Maryland 21661, at 410–639–7056 (telephone); 410–639–2516 (FAX); https:// www.fws.gov/northeast/easternneck (Web site). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy McGarigal, Refuge Planner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 300 Westgate Center Drive, Hadley, Massachusetts 01035; 413–253–8562 (telephone); 413– 253–8468 (FAX); northeastplanning@fws.gov (e-mail), noting Eastern Neck NWR in the subject title. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee), we manage all lands in the National Wildlife Refuge System in accordance with an approved CCP. The plan guides management decisions and identifies refuge goals, management objectives, and strategies for achieving refuge purposes over a 15-year period. The planning process covers many elements, including wildlife and habitat management, visitor and recreational activities, special areas management, cultural resource protection, and facilities and infrastructure. We will determine which existing or proposed uses of the refuge are appropriate and compatible. We will also conduct a wilderness review and a wild and scenic rivers evaluation to determine whether any areas on the refuge qualify for those Federal designations. We encourage public input during the planning process. The comments we VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 receive, including those submitted during initial public scoping in 2002, will help identify key issues and refine our goals and objectives for managing refuge resources and visitors. Additional opportunities for public participation will arise throughout the planning process, which we expect to complete in 2008. We are presently summarizing refuge data and consulting resource experts to provide us a scientific basis for our management decisions. We will prepare the EA in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality procedures for implementing the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370d). The 2,285-acre Eastern Neck NWR is an island that lies at the confluence of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay in Kent County, Maryland. The refuge headquarters is located approximately 5 miles south of the town of Rock Hall. Habitats on the refuge are highly diverse and include woodland, grassland, open water, tidal marsh, and cropland. The refuge was established in 1962 to protect migratory birds and is regionally recognized as a major feeding and resting place for a wide variety of migrating and wintering waterfowl. Huge rafts of ruddy ducks, canvasbacks, and scaup are commonly observed during winter, as are thousands of Atlantic Canada geese and black ducks in the refuge fields and waters. Of particular note are the wintering tundra swans that use adjacent shallow waters. Federally listed and rare species occur on the refuge, including a small population of the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel, the threatened southern bald eagle, and over 60 migratory birds of conservation concern. The refuge is also distinguished as a land-use demonstration site within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Our agriculture program in support of wildlife habitat, our wetland restoration projects, native landscaping practices, and our renewable energy demonstration projects, serve as models for other landowners. We estimate 54,000 refuge visitors annually engage in hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation programs. We maintain self-guided interpretive trails, fishing and observation platforms, and photography blinds to facilitate these activities. We also welcome a variety of school and youth groups throughout the year for educational and interpretive programs focused on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, its migratory birds, and other natural resources. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 21, 2006. Richard O. Bennett, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, Massachusetts. [FR Doc. E7–769 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act. The Act regulates and controls the possession, sale and consumption of liquor within the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian Reservation. The reservation is located on trust land and this Act allows for the possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian Reservation. This Act will increase the ability of the tribal government to control the distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation, and at the same time will provide an important source of revenue and strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal services. DATES: Effective Date: This Act is effective January 22, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Iris Drew, Tribal Government Services Officer, Southwest Regional Office, 1001 Indian School Road, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104, Telephone (505) 563– 3530; Fax (505) 563–3060; or Ralph Gonzales, Office of Tribal Services, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4513-MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 513–7629; Fax 202–208–5113. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953, Public Law 83–277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161, as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Rice v. Rehner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983), the Secretary of the Interior shall certify and publish in the Federal Register notice of adopted liquor ordinances for the purpose of regulating liquor transactions in Indian country. The Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Council adopted this Liquor Control Act by Resolution No. 2006–124 on November 15, 2006. The purpose of this Act is to govern the sale, possession and distribution of alcohol within the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian Reservation. This notice is published in accordance with the authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary— Indian Affairs. I certify that this Liquor Control Act of the Pueblo of Pojoaque was duly adopted by the Tribal Council on November 15, 2006. Dated: January 10, 2007. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. The Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act reads as follows: Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act; History of Alcoholic Beverage Law on the Pueblo of Pojoaque and Severability of Provisions On March 13, 1963, the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Council (Tribal Council) approved the introduction, sale and possession of intoxicating beverages on the Pojoaque Pueblo Reservation [sic], New Mexico. The Secretary of Interior certified the March 13, 1963 Tribal Council Resolution and published the Resolution in the August 8, 1963 edition of the Federal Register, volume 28, number 154. In accord with applicable Federal and State law, the Tribal Council approved Resolution 95– 33, dated on May 18, 1995, authorizing the regulation of alcoholic beverages by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission. On April 6, 2006, the Tribal Council approved Resolution 06–31, authorizing the Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission to license non-tribal alcoholic beverage establishments within Pueblo-owned lands within the exterior boundaries. No provision of this Act shall be construed to conflict with applicable Federal or State laws. Any provision deemed to be in conflict shall be severed from the Act, but shall not void other provisions of the Act. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Sec. 1. Definitions A. ‘‘Alcoholic beverages’’ means distilled or rectified spirits, potable alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, gin and aromatic bitters or any similar alcoholic beverage, including blended or fermented beverages, dilutions or mixtures of one or more of the foregoing containing more than one-half of one percent alcohol, but excluding medicinal bitters: (1) ‘‘Spirituous liquors’’ means alcoholic beverages except fermented beverages such as wine, beer and ale; (2) ‘‘Beer’’ means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt and hops or other cereals in water and includes porter, beer, ale and stout; (3) ‘‘Fortified wine’’ means wine containing more than fourteen percent VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 alcohol by volume when bottled or packaged by the manufacturer, but does not include: (a) Wine that is sealed or capped by cork closure and aged two years or more; (b) Wine that contains more than fourteen percent alcohol by volume solely as a result of the natural fermentation process and has not been produced with the addition of wine spirits, brandy or alcohol; or (c) Vermouth and sherry; and (4) ‘‘Wine’’ includes the words ‘‘fruit juices’’ and means alcoholic beverages obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar contained in fruit or other agricultural products, with or without the addition of sugar or other products that do not contain less than one-half of one percent or more than twenty-one percent alcohol by volume. B. ‘‘Club’’ means any nonprofit group, including an auxiliary or subsidiary group, organized and operated under the laws of the Pojoaque Pueblo with a membership of not less than twenty members who pay membership dues at the rate of not less than five dollars ($5.00) per year and who, under the constitution and bylaws of the club, have all voting rights and full membership privileges and which group is the owner, lessee or occupant of premises used exclusively for club purposes and which group the Commission finds is operated solely for recreation, social, patriotic, political, benevolent or athletic purposes. C. ‘‘Commission’’ means the Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission. D. ‘‘Dispenser’’ means any person licensed under the provisions of the Liquor Control Act selling, offering for sale or having in his possession with the intent to sell alcoholic beverages both by the drink for consumption on the licensed premises and in unbroken packages for consumption and not for resale off the licensed premises. E. ‘‘Micro brewer’’ means any person who produces less than five thousand barrels of beer in a year. F. ‘‘Minor’’ means any person under twenty-one (21) years of age. G. ‘‘Person’’ means any individual, estate, trust, receiver, cooperative association, club, corporation, company, firm, partnership, joint venture, syndicate, Pueblo-chartered corporation, or any other legal entity. H. ‘‘Restaurant’’ means any establishment having a New Mexico resident as a proprietor or manager which is held out to the public as a place where meals are prepared and served primarily for on-premises consumption to the general public in PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2711 consideration of payment and which has a dining room, a kitchen and the employees necessary for preparing, cooking and serving meals; provided that ‘‘restaurant’’ does not include establishments serving only hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and other fast foods. I. ‘‘Wholesaler’’ means any person holding a license issued under the Liquor Control Act who sells, offers for sale or possesses for the purposes of sale any alcoholic beverages for resale by the purchaser. Sec. 2. Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission A. The Commission is composed of up to five voting members. All members shall be named by the Tribal Council to serve for terms to be decided by the Tribal Council. The Commission shall determine its officers and chairperson. B. Commission members shall meet at the call of the chairperson. Members of the Commission shall be reimbursed for per diem and mileage and shall receive a monthly stipend in accordance with Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal guidelines. C. The Commission will be responsible for issuing licenses and determining the outcome of all matters relating to the use and sales of alcoholic beverages within land owned by the Pueblo of Pojoaque within the exterior boundaries of Pojoaque Pueblo. These decisions will be made in accordance with applicable federal and New Mexico laws. D. It shall be the policy of the Commission that the sale, service and public consumption of alcoholic beverages within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Pojoaque shall be licensed, regulated and controlled so as to protect the public health, safety and morals. Therefore, the Commission shall investigate the qualifications of the applicants for licenses and shall investigate the premises for which any license is sought before the license is issued. E. Any person to whom a license is issued shall be fully liable and accountable for the use of the license, including but not limited to liability for all violations of the Liquor Control Act. F. All managers are responsible for acts relating to alcohol service within the scope of their employment or while performing alcohol-related duties in the conduct of business. G. All fees collected by the Commission shall be placed in the General Operating Fund of the Pueblo of Pojoaque under the designation ‘‘Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission’’ or under such designation E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1 2712 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 13 / Monday, January 22, 2007 / Notices as the Pueblo of Pojoaque Financial Officer shall recommend. H. The final decisions of the Commission may be appealed only to the Tribal Council. I. The Commission is authorized to license any person within the boundaries of lands over which the Pueblo of Pojoaque has jurisdiction if the alcoholic beverages are purchased from New Mexico wholesalers. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Sec. 3. Regulations Concerning Alcoholic Beverages Sec. 3.1 Compliance with Liquor Control Act. A. The sale or the possession for the purpose of sale or offering for sale, manufacture or transportation of alcoholic beverages is hereby prohibited within the exterior boundaries of Pueblo of Pojoaque except on the terms and conditions specified in the Liquor Control Act. B. It is unlawful for any person to deliver any alcoholic beverages for resale within the exterior boundaries of Pojoaque Pueblo unless such person has complied with the laws of the Pueblo of Pojoaque and applicable laws of the State of New Mexico. Sec. 3.2 Alcoholic Beverages in Unlicensed Public Places. It is unlawful for any person to drink or consume alcoholic beverages or for any person who is the owner, proprietor, operator or agent of the owner, proprietor or operator to sell, serve, furnish or permit the drinking or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any public place of any public club, whether operated for profit or not, except in those establishments having a license to dispense alcoholic beverages. Sec. 4. Regulations Concerning Minors Sec. 4.1 Employment of Minors. It is unlawful for any licensee knowingly to employ any person under twenty-one (21) years of age in the sale and service of alcoholic beverages. Sec. 4.2 Selling or Giving Alcoholic Beverages to Minors. A. It is unlawful for any club, retailer, dispenser or any other person to do any of the following: (1) Sell, serve or give any alcoholic beverages to a minor, or to permit a minor to consume alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises; (2) Buy alcoholic beverages for or procure the sale or service of alcoholic beverage to a minor; (3) Deliver alcoholic beverages to a minor; (4) Aid or assist a minor to buy, procure or be served with alcoholic beverages. B. It is unlawful for any minor to consume, buy, attempt to buy, receive, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:20 Jan 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 possess or permit himself to be served with any alcoholic beverage in a licensed premise. C. If any person not a minor deceives another person to believe that a minor is legally entitled to be sold, served or delivered alcoholic beverages, he and not the person deceived shall have committed an unlawful act. D. It is unlawful for any person to give, loan, sell or deliver an identity card to a minor with the knowledge that the minor intends to use the identity for the purpose of procuring or attempting to procure any alcoholic beverages. E. It is unlawful for minor employees to ring up and/or accept payment in liquor in licensed premises. All alcohol servers must wear a color-coded tag verifying LCC certification on their badge during business hours. Updated lists of certified alcohol servers shall be submitted to the Commission annually, with license renewal applications. Upon completion of alcohol server’s training, certifications shall be forwarded to the Commission. Sec. 5. Licenses and License Tax Sec. 5.1 Licenses; Required Sales and Shipment. It is unlawful for any person, on his own behalf or as agent for another person, except a duly licensed wholesaler, directly or indirectly to sell or offer for sale or ship or transport into the exterior boundaries of the Pojoaque Pueblo for resale any alcoholic beverages, except to a duly licensed retailer, dispenser, club, micro brewer, restaurant, canopy operator or special dispenser. Sec. 5.2 Application for Pueblo of Pojoaque License. Applications for a Pueblo of Pojoaque license under this section shall be made to the Commission and shall contain such information as the Commission shall prescribe. Sec. 5.3 License Tax. A. Annual license taxes on the privileges of persons holding liquor licenses issued by the Commission are imposed as follows: (1) Dispenser: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250); (2) Retailer: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250); (3) Club: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250); (4) Micro brewer: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250); (5) Restaurant: an annual fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000); PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (6) Canopy: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars ($1,250); B. The licenses specified in Subsection A of this section shall be reissued annually on or about July 1 upon the payment of the annual license fee. Renewal applications and fees shall be submitted no later than May 1, to the proper review and evaluation. Application fees and/or licensing fees shall not be prorated. Any late renewal applications shall be subject to a late fee assessment of not more than ten percent (10%) of the liquor application fee. Sec. 5.4 Special Dispensers’ Permits. Any person granted a special dispenser’s permit for use within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo of Pojoaque shall pay in advance a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) per day for each day or fraction thereof that the permittee is to dispense alcoholic beverages. Any other fees will be determined by the Commission at the time of licensing. The Commission shall consider the proposed use, location and extent of the permit before determining the fees. Special dispenser’s permits may only be issued in connection with a public celebration upon written approval from the Commission. Sec. 6. Penalty Sec. 6.1 As provided in the Liquor Control Act, the failure to pay the license or permit fees imposed by this chapter, in addition to any penalty imposed by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court, shall be grounds for closing forthwith the place of business of any defaulting licensee. [FR Doc. E7–797 Filed 1–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4J–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Fourth Public Meeting for Reclamation’s Managing for Excellence Project Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting and announcement of subsequent meetings to be held. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is holding a meeting to inform the public about the Managing for Excellence project. This meeting is the first of three meetings that will be held in 2007 to inform the public about the action items, progress, and results of the Managing for Excellence project and to seek broad public input and feedback. E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice publishes the Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control 
Act. The Act regulates and controls the possession, sale and 
consumption of liquor within the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian Reservation. 
The reservation is located on trust land and this Act allows for the 
possession and sale of alcoholic beverages within the exterior 
boundaries of the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian Reservation. This Act will 
increase the ability of the tribal government to control the 
distribution and possession of liquor within their reservation, and at 
the same time will provide an important source of revenue and 
strengthening of the tribal government and the delivery of tribal 
services.

DATES: Effective Date: This Act is effective January 22, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Iris Drew, Tribal Government Services 
Officer, Southwest Regional Office, 1001 Indian School Road, 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104, Telephone (505) 563-3530; Fax (505) 563-
3060; or Ralph Gonzales, Office of Tribal Services, 1849 C Street, NW., 
Mail Stop 4513-MIB, Washington, DC 20240; Telephone (202) 513-7629; Fax 
202-208-5113.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Act of August 15, 1953, 
Public Law 83-277, 67 Stat. 586, 18 U.S.C. 1161, as interpreted by the 
Supreme Court in Rice v. Rehner, 463 U.S. 713 (1983), the Secretary of 
the Interior shall certify and publish in the Federal Register notice 
of adopted liquor ordinances for the purpose of regulating liquor 
transactions in Indian country. The Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Council 
adopted this Liquor Control Act by Resolution No. 2006-124 on November 
15, 2006. The purpose of this Act is to govern the sale, possession and 
distribution of alcohol within the Pueblo of Pojoaque Indian 
Reservation.
    This notice is published in accordance with the authority delegated 
by the Secretary of the Interior to the

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Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs. I certify that 
this Liquor Control Act of the Pueblo of Pojoaque was duly adopted by 
the Tribal Council on November 15, 2006.

    Dated: January 10, 2007.
Michael D. Olsen,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.

    The Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act reads as follows:

Pueblo of Pojoaque Liquor Control Act; History of Alcoholic Beverage 
Law on the Pueblo of Pojoaque and Severability of Provisions

    On March 13, 1963, the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Council (Tribal 
Council) approved the introduction, sale and possession of intoxicating 
beverages on the Pojoaque Pueblo Reservation [sic], New Mexico. The 
Secretary of Interior certified the March 13, 1963 Tribal Council 
Resolution and published the Resolution in the August 8, 1963 edition 
of the Federal Register, volume 28, number 154. In accord with 
applicable Federal and State law, the Tribal Council approved 
Resolution 95-33, dated on May 18, 1995, authorizing the regulation of 
alcoholic beverages by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage 
Commission. On April 6, 2006, the Tribal Council approved Resolution 
06-31, authorizing the Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission 
to license non-tribal alcoholic beverage establishments within Pueblo-
owned lands within the exterior boundaries.
    No provision of this Act shall be construed to conflict with 
applicable Federal or State laws. Any provision deemed to be in 
conflict shall be severed from the Act, but shall not void other 
provisions of the Act.

Sec. 1. Definitions

    A. ``Alcoholic beverages'' means distilled or rectified spirits, 
potable alcohol, brandy, whiskey, rum, gin and aromatic bitters or any 
similar alcoholic beverage, including blended or fermented beverages, 
dilutions or mixtures of one or more of the foregoing containing more 
than one-half of one percent alcohol, but excluding medicinal bitters:
    (1) ``Spirituous liquors'' means alcoholic beverages except 
fermented beverages such as wine, beer and ale;
    (2) ``Beer'' means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the 
fermentation of any infusion or decoction of barley, malt and hops or 
other cereals in water and includes porter, beer, ale and stout;
    (3) ``Fortified wine'' means wine containing more than fourteen 
percent alcohol by volume when bottled or packaged by the manufacturer, 
but does not include:
    (a) Wine that is sealed or capped by cork closure and aged two 
years or more;
    (b) Wine that contains more than fourteen percent alcohol by volume 
solely as a result of the natural fermentation process and has not been 
produced with the addition of wine spirits, brandy or alcohol; or
    (c) Vermouth and sherry; and
    (4) ``Wine'' includes the words ``fruit juices'' and means 
alcoholic beverages obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar 
contained in fruit or other agricultural products, with or without the 
addition of sugar or other products that do not contain less than one-
half of one percent or more than twenty-one percent alcohol by volume.
    B. ``Club'' means any nonprofit group, including an auxiliary or 
subsidiary group, organized and operated under the laws of the Pojoaque 
Pueblo with a membership of not less than twenty members who pay 
membership dues at the rate of not less than five dollars ($5.00) per 
year and who, under the constitution and bylaws of the club, have all 
voting rights and full membership privileges and which group is the 
owner, lessee or occupant of premises used exclusively for club 
purposes and which group the Commission finds is operated solely for 
recreation, social, patriotic, political, benevolent or athletic 
purposes.
    C. ``Commission'' means the Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage 
Commission.
    D. ``Dispenser'' means any person licensed under the provisions of 
the Liquor Control Act selling, offering for sale or having in his 
possession with the intent to sell alcoholic beverages both by the 
drink for consumption on the licensed premises and in unbroken packages 
for consumption and not for resale off the licensed premises.
    E. ``Micro brewer'' means any person who produces less than five 
thousand barrels of beer in a year.
    F. ``Minor'' means any person under twenty-one (21) years of age.
    G. ``Person'' means any individual, estate, trust, receiver, 
cooperative association, club, corporation, company, firm, partnership, 
joint venture, syndicate, Pueblo-chartered corporation, or any other 
legal entity.
    H. ``Restaurant'' means any establishment having a New Mexico 
resident as a proprietor or manager which is held out to the public as 
a place where meals are prepared and served primarily for on-premises 
consumption to the general public in consideration of payment and which 
has a dining room, a kitchen and the employees necessary for preparing, 
cooking and serving meals; provided that ``restaurant'' does not 
include establishments serving only hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and 
other fast foods.
    I. ``Wholesaler'' means any person holding a license issued under 
the Liquor Control Act who sells, offers for sale or possesses for the 
purposes of sale any alcoholic beverages for resale by the purchaser.

Sec. 2. Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission

    A. The Commission is composed of up to five voting members. All 
members shall be named by the Tribal Council to serve for terms to be 
decided by the Tribal Council. The Commission shall determine its 
officers and chairperson.
    B. Commission members shall meet at the call of the chairperson. 
Members of the Commission shall be reimbursed for per diem and mileage 
and shall receive a monthly stipend in accordance with Pueblo of 
Pojoaque Tribal guidelines.
    C. The Commission will be responsible for issuing licenses and 
determining the outcome of all matters relating to the use and sales of 
alcoholic beverages within land owned by the Pueblo of Pojoaque within 
the exterior boundaries of Pojoaque Pueblo. These decisions will be 
made in accordance with applicable federal and New Mexico laws.
    D. It shall be the policy of the Commission that the sale, service 
and public consumption of alcoholic beverages within the exterior 
boundaries of the Pueblo of Pojoaque shall be licensed, regulated and 
controlled so as to protect the public health, safety and morals. 
Therefore, the Commission shall investigate the qualifications of the 
applicants for licenses and shall investigate the premises for which 
any license is sought before the license is issued.
    E. Any person to whom a license is issued shall be fully liable and 
accountable for the use of the license, including but not limited to 
liability for all violations of the Liquor Control Act.
    F. All managers are responsible for acts relating to alcohol 
service within the scope of their employment or while performing 
alcohol-related duties in the conduct of business.
    G. All fees collected by the Commission shall be placed in the 
General Operating Fund of the Pueblo of Pojoaque under the designation 
``Pueblo of Pojoaque Alcoholic Beverage Commission'' or under such 
designation

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as the Pueblo of Pojoaque Financial Officer shall recommend.
    H. The final decisions of the Commission may be appealed only to 
the Tribal Council.
    I. The Commission is authorized to license any person within the 
boundaries of lands over which the Pueblo of Pojoaque has jurisdiction 
if the alcoholic beverages are purchased from New Mexico wholesalers.

Sec. 3. Regulations Concerning Alcoholic Beverages

    Sec. 3.1 Compliance with Liquor Control Act.
    A. The sale or the possession for the purpose of sale or offering 
for sale, manufacture or transportation of alcoholic beverages is 
hereby prohibited within the exterior boundaries of Pueblo of Pojoaque 
except on the terms and conditions specified in the Liquor Control Act.
    B. It is unlawful for any person to deliver any alcoholic beverages 
for resale within the exterior boundaries of Pojoaque Pueblo unless 
such person has complied with the laws of the Pueblo of Pojoaque and 
applicable laws of the State of New Mexico.
    Sec. 3.2 Alcoholic Beverages in Unlicensed Public Places. It is 
unlawful for any person to drink or consume alcoholic beverages or for 
any person who is the owner, proprietor, operator or agent of the 
owner, proprietor or operator to sell, serve, furnish or permit the 
drinking or consumption of alcoholic beverages in any public place of 
any public club, whether operated for profit or not, except in those 
establishments having a license to dispense alcoholic beverages.

Sec. 4. Regulations Concerning Minors

    Sec. 4.1 Employment of Minors. It is unlawful for any licensee 
knowingly to employ any person under twenty-one (21) years of age in 
the sale and service of alcoholic beverages.
    Sec. 4.2 Selling or Giving Alcoholic Beverages to Minors.
    A. It is unlawful for any club, retailer, dispenser or any other 
person to do any of the following:
    (1) Sell, serve or give any alcoholic beverages to a minor, or to 
permit a minor to consume alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises;
    (2) Buy alcoholic beverages for or procure the sale or service of 
alcoholic beverage to a minor;
    (3) Deliver alcoholic beverages to a minor;
    (4) Aid or assist a minor to buy, procure or be served with 
alcoholic beverages.
    B. It is unlawful for any minor to consume, buy, attempt to buy, 
receive, possess or permit himself to be served with any alcoholic 
beverage in a licensed premise.
    C. If any person not a minor deceives another person to believe 
that a minor is legally entitled to be sold, served or delivered 
alcoholic beverages, he and not the person deceived shall have 
committed an unlawful act.
    D. It is unlawful for any person to give, loan, sell or deliver an 
identity card to a minor with the knowledge that the minor intends to 
use the identity for the purpose of procuring or attempting to procure 
any alcoholic beverages.
    E. It is unlawful for minor employees to ring up and/or accept 
payment in liquor in licensed premises. All alcohol servers must wear a 
color-coded tag verifying LCC certification on their badge during 
business hours. Updated lists of certified alcohol servers shall be 
submitted to the Commission annually, with license renewal 
applications. Upon completion of alcohol server's training, 
certifications shall be forwarded to the Commission.

Sec. 5. Licenses and License Tax

    Sec. 5.1 Licenses; Required Sales and Shipment. It is unlawful for 
any person, on his own behalf or as agent for another person, except a 
duly licensed wholesaler, directly or indirectly to sell or offer for 
sale or ship or transport into the exterior boundaries of the Pojoaque 
Pueblo for resale any alcoholic beverages, except to a duly licensed 
retailer, dispenser, club, micro brewer, restaurant, canopy operator or 
special dispenser.
    Sec. 5.2 Application for Pueblo of Pojoaque License. Applications 
for a Pueblo of Pojoaque license under this section shall be made to 
the Commission and shall contain such information as the Commission 
shall prescribe.
    Sec. 5.3 License Tax.
    A. Annual license taxes on the privileges of persons holding liquor 
licenses issued by the Commission are imposed as follows:
    (1) Dispenser: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars ($1,250);
    (2) Retailer: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars ($1,250);
    (3) Club: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars ($1,250);
    (4) Micro brewer: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and 
fifty dollars ($1,250);
    (5) Restaurant: an annual fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000);
    (6) Canopy: an annual fee of one thousand two hundred and fifty 
dollars ($1,250);
    B. The licenses specified in Subsection A of this section shall be 
re-issued annually on or about July 1 upon the payment of the annual 
license fee. Renewal applications and fees shall be submitted no later 
than May 1, to the proper review and evaluation. Application fees and/
or licensing fees shall not be prorated. Any late renewal applications 
shall be subject to a late fee assessment of not more than ten percent 
(10%) of the liquor application fee.
    Sec. 5.4 Special Dispensers' Permits. Any person granted a special 
dispenser's permit for use within the exterior boundaries of the Pueblo 
of Pojoaque shall pay in advance a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) per 
day for each day or fraction thereof that the permittee is to dispense 
alcoholic beverages. Any other fees will be determined by the 
Commission at the time of licensing. The Commission shall consider the 
proposed use, location and extent of the permit before determining the 
fees. Special dispenser's permits may only be issued in connection with 
a public celebration upon written approval from the Commission.

Sec. 6. Penalty

    Sec. 6.1 As provided in the Liquor Control Act, the failure to pay 
the license or permit fees imposed by this chapter, in addition to any 
penalty imposed by the Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court, shall be 
grounds for closing forthwith the place of business of any defaulting 
licensee.

[FR Doc. E7-797 Filed 1-19-07; 8:45 am]
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