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As used in this Chapter, the following words and phrases have the meanings set forth in this Section:

A. "Alcoholic beverage" shall have the same meaning is in Business & Professions Code section 23004 or any successor section.

B. "Alcohol Outlet" means any physical location or structure from which any Alcoholic Beverage may be sold or served at retail pursuant to a license granted by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

C. "Licensee" means any person or entity that has a license for the retail sale or service of Alcoholic Beverages from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. If a Licensee is not a natural person, it shall designate a natural person as Licensee for purposes of this Chapter.

D. "Manager" means the person, regardless of job title or description, who has discretionary powers to organize, direct, carry on, control or direct the operation of an Alcohol Outlet.

E. "Server" means any person who, as part of their employment, sells, serves or delivers any Alcoholic Beverage.

F. "Responsible Beverage Service Training" or "RBS Training" means an educational course in responsible beverage sales and service methods and practices, conducted by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or the City of Berkeley or an organization certified by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control or the City of Berkeley, and which provides a certificate of completion. Such courses shall be consistent with RBS Training courses offered by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and include at least the topics listed below for review and discussion, as applicable.

1. Laws covering the service of alcoholic beverages and the operation of establishments serving alcoholic beverages.

2. Alcohol as a drug and its effects on the body and behavior, including its effects on a person operating a motor vehicle.

3. Effects of alcoholic combination with commonly used drugs, both legal and illegal.

4. Methods of recognizing the signs of intoxication, development of standard procedures designed to prevent customers from becoming intoxicated, and the learning of skills to intervene with intoxicated customers.

5. Development of standard operating procedures for dealing with underage customers, including the use of age verification techniques.

6. Development of standard operating procedures to assist employees who need help in dealing with underage customers, intoxicated customers and/or other "problem customers," and in maintaining records that relate to such incidents.

7. Methods of dealing with special event promoters and development of written policies and procedures for the marketing of alcohol.

8. Methods of recognizing and dealing with customers who use or traffic in illegal drugs.

9. Development of policies and procedures for dealing with employees who use or traffic in illegal drugs.

10. A comprehensive test to ensure that the trainee has a working knowledge of the concepts presented in the program as well as the skills needed to implement them. (Ord. 6967-NS § 1 (part), 2007)