The licence is granted the actual or legal subject responsible for the business.
The licensee may have several licences. The licensee and other persons that
· own a substantial part of the business itself; or
· own another business owning the business to which the licence is granted; or
· are involved in a manner that causes significant influence on the profit of the business; or
· as manager, has significant influence on the running of the business
must have untainted character/conduct with respect to the alcohol legislation and other legislation that have impact on the purpose of the alcohol legislation and the tax and accounting legislation.
A licence requires that the business has appointed a responsible person (manager) and deputy responsible person. Both persons must be approved by the licencing authority. The manager and deputy manager must be employed by the business and working at the location to which the licence has been granted, or work in the business in the capacity as owner.
Both the manager and deputy manager must have untainted conduct with respect to the alcohol legislation and other legislation that have impact on the purpose of the alcohol legislation. Both persons must be at least 20 years of age and have passed the compulsory knowledge test on the alcohol legislation.
Employees serving strong alcoholic beverages must be at least 20 years of age. Anyone serving beer or wine must be at least 18 years of age.
Only alcoholic beverages sold by someone having licence to produce, wholesale or sell such beverages may be served.
The licence may cover one, more than one or all types of alcoholic beverages. The licence to serve strong alcoholic drinks /spirits) is only granted to licensees having licence to sell wine and beer. The licence to serve wine requires a licence to sell beer. The licence may be general (i.e. serving customers from the general public) or limited to closed parties. The licence is granted to a particular location only, and to a particular business only. On occasion, the licence may be granted to serve at a location outside the standard location.
http://www.ub.uio.no/ujur/ulovdata/lov-19890602-027-eng.pdf (The Alcohol Act of 1989 - an un-official translation)
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