Section 13 – Occasional licences: limits on numbers and duration of licences
32.Occasional licences are licences which authorise the sale of alcohol. An occasional licence may not exceed a period of 14 days. This section amends sections 56 and 59 of the 2005 Act by providing that Licensing Boards must not grant occasional licences where this would exceed the occasional licence limit. The occasional licence limit for a voluntary organisation will remain the limit already set out in section 56(6) of the 2005 Act. Scottish Ministers may make regulations setting out what is meant by the occasional licence limit in respect of cases other than voluntary organisations. Regulations prescribing the occasional licence limit may include limits on the number of occasional licences that may have effect in respect of the same applicant or the same premises in a 12 month period or may limit the number of continuous days on which occasional licences may have effect in respect of the same premises. These regulations will be subject to the negative resolution procedure.