Liquor Control Commission

The basic function of the Commission is to control, supervise, and regulate the manufacture, importation, and sale of liquor within the county. The Commission:
  • Adopts rules regulations having the force and effect of law.
  • Grants, refuses, suspends and revokes any license for the manufacture, importation, and sale of liquors.
  • Investigates violations of liquor control laws through its investigators, hears, and determines all complaints and citations regarding violations of liquor control laws and imposes such fines or penalties as may be provided by law upon conviction thereof.

Meeting Time/Location:  1:00pm, Boards & Commission Conference Room, 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month

Members   Commission correspondence can be sent to:
Dee Crowell - Chair   County of Kauai Liquor Control Commission
Leland Kahawai - Vice Chair                                     c/o Department of Liquor Control
Gerald Matsunaga   4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Lorna Nishimitsu   Lihue, HI  96766
Randall Nishimura
Email: mkelekoma@kauai.gov
Tess Shimabukuro
 

 

Duties of The Commission

The Department provides the administrative services for the Commission.  It investigates all applications for liquor licenses and compiles all the facts and statistics on all the matters before the commission.

The Department has police powers to enforce the liquor laws.  It inspects all liquor licensed premises to ensure compliance with the liquor laws and the commission's rules and regulations.  It investigates all alleged violations and complaints of alleged violations and reports all violations to the Commission.

ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH
The administrative branch consists of the Director, Commission/Department Secretary and Departmental Staff Assistant.  This branch provides services to the regulatory and enforcement branches, the Liquor Commission, as well as licensees and the general public.

ENFORCEMENT BRANCH
The enforcement branch is comprised of an Assistant Chief Liquor Investigator who serves as the immediate supervisor, and field investigators who are responsible for conducting daily inspections and investigations on possible liquor law violations.  They also assist the licenses to interpret and understand the liquor laws that regulate their particular operation.

Training sessions and workshops for servers of alcoholic beverages will be offered to all licensees.  Public information sessions and presentations will be made available to the general public.

Inspectors of liquor licensed premises are conducted daily by the liquor control investigators.  Inspections are conducted to ensure compliance with the laws and to assist licensees in preventing violations from occurring.

REGULATORY BRANCH
The regulatory branch is primarily responsible for the licensing process, which involves applications for the fourteen classes of liquor licenses and collecting all mandatory information as required by State law and the liquor commission rules.  The regulatory branch investigates all license applications before they are submitted to the commission for disposition.  The regulatory branch, in coordination with the enforcement branch, also processes citations for hearing before the commission.

Liquor Commissioners

Mission Statement:
To protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Kauai County by effectively and fairly enforcing Federal and State laws and County liquor rules as they apply to the manufacture, sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages.

Program Description:
The Department of Liquor Control, as authorized by State statute, is responsible for enforcement of Section 281 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, and the Rules & Regulations of the Liquor Control Commission.  The Department also serves as the staff for the seven-member commission that has the sole jurisdiction to approve or renew liquor applications, and also suspend or revoke a license once it had been issued.  Currently, the Commission meets twice monthly and performs both regulatory and adjudication functions.

The liquor department is divided into three distinctive branches with specific functions and responsibilities, all working toward the same mission.

Department Goals:
The goals of the Department of Liquor Control are:

  • To meet the public’s expectations by monitoring the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages in the County of Kaua'i.
  • To provide the highest level of service to the licensees in the County of Kaua'i and assist them in conducting a lawful and profitable business.

Agendas


Tuesday, November 29, 2022
2022-12-6 LCC Special Agenda-CANCELED

Liquor Control Commission Special Meeting-CANCELED


Thursday, November 17, 2022
2022-11-23 LCC AGENDA - CANCELED

Liquor Control Commission Meeting CANCELED


Thursday, November 3, 2022
2022-11-09 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, October 20, 2022
2022-10-26 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Wednesday, October 5, 2022
2022-10-12 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, September 22, 2022
2022-09-28 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, September 8, 2022
2022-09-14 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, August 18, 2022
2022-08-24 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, August 4, 2022
2022-8-10 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, July 22, 2022
2022-7-28 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, July 8, 2022
2022-7-14 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, June 17, 2022
2022-6-23 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, June 2, 2022
2022-6-09 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, May 20, 2022
2022-5-26 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, May 5, 2022
2022-5-12 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, April 21, 2022
2022-4-28 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, April 8, 2022
2022-4-14 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, March 18, 2022
2022-3-24 LCC Agenda

Liqour Control Commission Meeting


Friday, March 4, 2022
LCC 3.10 FINAL Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, February 18, 2022
2022-02-24 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, February 4, 2022
2022-02-10 LCC Agenda

Liqour Control Commission Meeting


Friday, January 21, 2022
2022-01-27 LCC Agenda-CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL ISSUES

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, January 7, 2022
AMENDED 2022-01-13 LCC Agenda

Liquor Contol Commission Meeting


Friday, January 7, 2022
AMENDED 2022-01-13 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, January 6, 2022
2022-01-13 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, December 2, 2021
2021-12-09 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, November 5, 2021
2021-11-12 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, October 22, 2021
2021-10-28 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, October 8, 2021
2021-10-14 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Friday, September 17, 2021
2021-09-23 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, September 2, 2021
2021-09-09 LCC AGENDA

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, August 19, 2021
2021-08-26-21 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, August 5, 2021
2021-08-12 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, July 15, 2021
2021-07-22 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, July 1, 2021
2021-07-08 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission


Thursday, June 10, 2021
2021-06-17 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting 


Thursday, May 27, 2021
2021-06-03 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2021-05-20 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting 


Thursday, April 29, 2021
2021-05-06 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, April 8, 2021
2021-04-15 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, March 25, 2021
2021-04-01 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeeting


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
2021-3-26 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, March 11, 2021
2021-03-18 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, February 25, 2021
2021-03-04 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, February 11, 2021
2021 02-20 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commission Meeting


Thursday, February 11, 2021
2021 02-18 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Commision Meeting


Thursday, February 4, 2021
2021 2-11 LCC Agenda

Liquor Control Special Meeting 


Thursday, January 28, 2021
2021-02-04 LCC Agenda

Liqour Commission Meeting


Thursday, January 21, 2021
2021 1-28 LCC Agenda

Liquor Commission Meeting


Thursday, January 14, 2021
2021 01-21 LC Agenda

Liquor Commission Meeting


Thursday, December 31, 2020
2021 01-08 LC Agenda

Liquor Commission Meeting


Thursday, December 31, 2020
2021 01-07 LC Agenda

Liquor Commission Meeting

Hearings

Minutes


Thursday, November 3, 2022
2022-10-26 LCC Minutes - Draft

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - Draft


Thursday, October 20, 2022
2022-10-12 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Thursday, October 20, 2022
2022-09-14 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Wednesday, October 5, 2022
2022-09-28 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Thursday, September 22, 2022
2022-08-24 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes


Thursday, September 8, 2022
2022-08-10 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes


Thursday, August 4, 2022
2022-07-28 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Friday, July 22, 2022
2022-07-14 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Friday, July 22, 2022
2022-06-23 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Monday, June 20, 2022
2022-06-09 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Thursday, June 2, 2022
2022-05-26 LCC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes APPROVED


Friday, May 20, 2022
2022-05.12 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Thursday, May 5, 2022
2022-04-28 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Wednesday, April 20, 2022
2022-04-14 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Friday, April 8, 2022
2022-03-24 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Friday, April 8, 2022
2022-03-10 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Friday, April 8, 2022
2022-02-24 LCC Minutes - APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Minutes - APPROVED


Wednesday, March 16, 2022
2022-02-10 LCC Approved Minutes

Liquor Control Commission Minutes APPROVED


Friday, February 4, 2022
2022-01-13 LCC Minutes

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, January 6, 2022
2021-12-09 LCC Minutes

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, December 2, 2021
2021-11-12 LCC Minutes

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Wednesday, November 3, 2021
2021-10-28 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Wednesday, November 3, 2021
2021-10-14 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, October 7, 2021
2021-09-23 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, October 7, 2021
2021-09-09 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Tuesday, September 28, 2021
2021-08-26 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Wednesday, September 22, 2021
2021-08-12 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commisson Approved Minutes


Monday, September 6, 2021
2020-09-03 LCC Minutes Approved

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Monday, September 6, 2021
2020-08-20 LCC Minutes Apporved

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Friday, August 13, 2021
2021-07-22 LCC Minutes APPROVED

Liqour Control Commission APPROVED Minutes


Wednesday, August 4, 2021
2021-07-08 LCC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Tuesday, July 27, 2021
2021-06-17 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Tuesday, July 20, 2021
2021-06-03 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes
 


Friday, June 18, 2021
2021-05-20 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
2021-05-06 LC Minutes APPROVED

 Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2021-04-15 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2021-04-01 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2021-03-26 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2021-03-18-LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2020-03-04 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, May 13, 2021
2021-02-20 LC Special Session Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, April 29, 2021
2021-02-18 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, April 29, 2021
2021-02-11 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Control Commission Approved Minutes


Thursday, April 8, 2021
2021-02-04 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Draft Minutes


Thursday, March 11, 2021
2021_01-28 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Draft Minutes


Thursday, March 11, 2021
2021_01-21 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Draft Minutes


Thursday, January 28, 2021
2021_01-08 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Draft Minutes


Thursday, January 28, 2021
2021_01-07 LC Minutes APPROVED

Liquor Commission Approved Minutes

Documents

 TitleOwnerModified DateSize
Kauai County Charter Article XVILani Agoot11/3/201487.05 KB
Rules and Regulations of the Liquor Control CommissionMalialani Kelekoma4/7/2022542.69 KB

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