Legislation in North Dakota
On March 18, 2015, Governor Jack Dalrymple signed House Bill 1416 into law, reducing the liability of retail alcohol licensees when their owners, managers and servers participate in alcohol server training, such as the NDSC’s Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) Training.
Under current North Dakota law, if a person leaves an establishment and injures someone, the injured party has a legal claim and can sue the establishment for damages. House Bill 1416 went into effect August 1, 2015, putting in place additional protections for retail licensees, including:
If the retail licensee is found liable, the fact alcohol server training was provided may result in reduced charges or penalties to the licensee.
If a violation occurs, licensing authorities are required to reduce any punishment administered if alcohol server training has been provided.
Alcohol license holder doesn’t take on added responsibility by providing alcohol server training.
Lastly, under House Bill 1416, Workforce Safety and Insurance must look at the option of providing the alcohol industry with grants to provide alcohol server training.