[Adopted 2-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-1]
Every holder of a liquor license issued by the Town of Johnston shall ensure that:
All persons who sell or serve alcoholic beverages, anyone serving in a supervisory capacity over those who sell or serve alcoholic beverages, anyone whose job description entails the checking of identification for the purchase of alcoholic beverages and valet parking staff shall receive alcohol server training as set forth herein.
Any eligible employee of a licensee shall be required to complete certified alcohol server training as defined herein within 60 days of the commencement of his or her employment and must attain a minimum score of 75%.
Licensees shall require employees described in Subsection A hereof to be recertified every three years.
As a condition of license renewal, and as part of the license renewal application, each licensee must submit to the Town Clerk information verifying that all persons described in Subsection A hereof and employed by the licensee for more than 60 days in the past year have completed a certified alcohol server training program as defined herein within the last three years.
All persons who have completed certified alcohol server training as required herein must have their valid server permits on the premises when engaged in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages.
Individuals who have been issued a server permit in another jurisdiction by an approved Rhode Island alcohol server training program shall be determined to be in compliance with this article, subject to the three-year limitation contained herein.
Only alcohol server training programs that meet the criteria determined by the Department of Mental Health, Retardation and Hospitals may be eligible for certification by the Department of Business Regulation. The Johnston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition shall maintain a list of certified alcohol training programs which meet said criteria.
Any liquor licensee who violates or fails to comply with any provision of this § 91-10 shall be subject to the following sanctions:
An initial written warning for a first violation or noncompliance within a three-year period;
A written warning for a second violation or noncompliance within a three-year period;
A fine not to exceed $250 for a third violation or noncompliance within a three-year period; and
License suspension for a fourth and subsequent violation in a three-year period.
Any server who violates or fails to comply with any provision of this article relating to servers of alcoholic beverages shall be subject to the following sanctions:
Failure to have a valid server permit on the person of an individual required to be certified hereunder shall not constitute a violation, provided that proof of a valid permit is provided within 10 days of the request therefor.