CHAPTER 545
LIQUOR CONTROL ACT

      *Enforcement of Liquor Control Act is vested exclusively with department; no private right of action to enforce its provisions exists. 275 C. 363.

Table of Contents

Sec. 30-1. Definitions.
Sec. 30-16. Manufacturer permit.
Sec. 30-18. Out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquors.
Sec. 30-18a. Out-of-state small winery shipper's permit for wine.
Sec. 30-19f. In-state transporter's permit.
Sec. 30-22. Restaurant permit. Wine ordered with restaurant meals.
Sec. 30-22c. Juice bars. Notification of local police re scheduled events. Prohibition of alcoholic liquor at juice bar.
Sec. 30-39. Applications for permits, renewals. Fees. Publication, remonstrance, hearing.
Sec. 30-47. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permits; disqualification of applicant or permittee.
Sec. 30-48. Limitations of permits; exceptions. Loans. Period of credit. Resolution of credit disputes.
Sec. 30-63. Registration of brands, fees. Posting and notice of prices. Brand registration of fortified wine. When departmental approval prohibited.
Sec. 30-68m. Retail permittees; sales below cost prohibited.
Sec. 30-86. Sales to minors, intoxicated persons and drunkards. Exceptions. Use of transaction scan devices, prohibited acts, as affirmative defense.
Sec. 30-86a. Statement from purchaser as to age.
Sec. 30-91. Hours and days of closing. Exemption.

PART I
DEFINITIONS

      Sec. 30-1. Definitions. For the interpretation of this chapter, unless the context indicates a different meaning:

      (1) "Airline" means any United States airline carrier, holding a certificate of public convenience and necessity from the Civil Aeronautics Board under Section 401 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended, or any foreign flag carrier, holding a permit under Section 402 of such act.

      (2) "Alcohol" means the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, rectified either once or more often, whatever may be the origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol which is considered nonpotable.

      (3) "Alcoholic liquor" or "alcoholic beverage" includes the four varieties of liquor defined in subdivisions (2), (5), (18) and (19) of this section (alcohol, beer, spirits and wine) and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer and capable of being consumed by a human being for beverage purposes. Any liquid or solid containing more than one of the four varieties so defined is considered as belonging to that variety which has the higher percentage of alcohol, according to the following order: Alcohol, spirits, wine and beer, except as provided in subdivision (19) of this section. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any liquid or solid containing less than one-half of one per cent of alcohol by volume.

      (4) "Backer" means, except in cases where the permittee is himself the proprietor, the proprietor of any business or club, incorporated or unincorporated, engaged in the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquor, in which business a permittee is associated, whether as employee, agent or part owner.

      (5) "Beer" means any beverage obtained by the alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or decoction of barley, malt and hops in drinking water.

      (6) (A) "Case price" means the price of a container of cardboard, wood or other material, containing units of the same size, brand, age and proof of alcoholic liquor, and (B) a case of alcoholic liquor, other than beer, cordials, cocktails, wines and prepared mixed drinks, shall be in the number and quantity of units or bottles as follows: Three gallon bottles; four gallon bottles; six half-gallon bottles; twelve quart bottles or twelve liter bottles; twelve one-fifth gallon bottles or twelve seven hundred fifty milliliter bottles; twenty-four pint bottles; twenty-four one-tenth gallon bottles or six and four-tenths ounce bottles or twenty-four three hundred seventy-five milliliter bottles or forty-eight one hundred eighty-seven and one-half milliliter bottles; ninety-six one hundred milliliter bottles; forty-eight half-pint bottles, or two hundred forty-one and one-half ounce, one and six-tenths ounce and two ounce bottles or ninety-six ninety-three and seven-tenths milliliter bottles or one hundred ninety-two forty-six and eight-tenths milliliter bottles.

      (7) "Charitable organization" means any nonprofit organization organized for charitable purposes to which has been issued a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service classifying it as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (8) "Club" means a club as defined in section 30-23.

      (9) "Coliseum" means a coliseum as defined in section 30-33a.

      (10) "Commission" means the Liquor Control Commission and "department" means the Department of Consumer Protection.

      (11) "Golf country club" means a golf country club as defined in section 30-24a.

      (12) "Minor" means any person under twenty-one years of age.

      (13) "Person" means natural person including partners but shall not include corporations, limited liability companies, joint stock companies or other associations of natural persons.

      (14) "Proprietor" shall include all owners of businesses or clubs, included in subdivision (5) of this section, whether such owners are individuals, partners, joint stock companies, fiduciaries, stockholders of corporations or otherwise, but shall not include persons or corporations who are merely creditors of such businesses or clubs, whether as note holders, bond holders or otherwise.

      (15) "Dining room" means a room or rooms in premises operating under a hotel permit, hotel beer permit, restaurant permit, restaurant permit for beer, restaurant permit for wine and beer, railroad permit, or boat permit, where meals are customarily served, within the room or rooms, to any member of the public who has means of payment and proper demeanor.

      (16) "Restaurant" means a restaurant as defined in section 30-22.

      (17) "Special sporting facility" means a special sporting facility as defined in section 30-33b.

      (18) "Spirits" means any beverage that contains alcohol obtained by distillation mixed with drinkable water and other substances in solution, including brandy, rum, whiskey and gin.

      (19) "Wine" means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of the natural sugar content of fruits, such as grapes or apples or other agricultural products, containing sugar, including fortified wines such as port, sherry and champagne.

      (20) "Nonprofit public television corporation" means a nonprofit public television corporation as defined in section 30-37d.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4222; 1951, 1953, S. 2148d; 1957, P.A. 267, S. 1; 617, S. 1; 1959, P.A. 590; 1961, P.A. 292; 1963, P.A. 274, S. 1; February, 1965, P.A. 512; 553, S. 1; 1967, P.A. 365, S. 1; 725, S. 1; 1969, P.A. 135, S. 1; 724, S. 1; 739; 1971, P.A. 254, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 57; P.A. 73-222; 73-533, S. 1; 73-543, S. 1; 73-563, S. 1; P.A. 74-307, S. 1; P.A. 75-259, S. 1, 8; 75-641, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-80, S. 1, 4; 78-82, S. 2; 78-202, S. 1, 2, 5; 78-294, S. 1, 5; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-404, S. 38, 45; P.A. 80-198, S. 2; 80-482, S. 4, 170, 189, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-287, S. 1; 81-294, S. 6, 22; P.A. 82-68, S. 1, 11; 82-299, S. 1, 6; P.A. 83-152, S. 2; 83-508, S. 2; P.A. 85-264, S. 1, 4; 85-613, S. 82, 154; P.A. 89-181, S. 1, 6; P.A. 90-72, S. 1; 90-271, S. 18, 24; P.A. 91-118, S. 1; P.A. 93-139, S. 1; 93-326, S. 2; P.A. 95-79, S. 105, 189; 95-195, S. 11, 83; P.A. 03-235, S. 4; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-288, S. 132.)

      History: 1959 act redefined club to qualify national or international fraternal or social organizations or affiliates in existence in state one year; 1961 act redefined case price to include cordials, cocktails, wines and prepared mixed drinks in exception; 1963 act added Subdiv. (21) defining "grocery store"; 1965 acts redefined "hotel" to include golf facilities and swimming pools as part of hotel premises and added Subdiv. (22) defining "golf country club"; 1967 acts added Subdivs. (23) and (24) defining "cafe" and "nonprofit theater"; 1969 acts redefined "bottle price" to specify applicability to alcoholic liquor other than beer and to clarify unit sizes, redefined "golf country club" to allow application for permit by organizations in existence for less than one year if certain conditions are met and redefined "case price" similarly for clarity and added Subdiv. (25) defining "nonprofit public art museum"; 1971 act added Subdiv. (26) defining "charitable organization"; 1972 act redefined "minor" to reflect lowered age of majority, i.e. from twenty-one to eighteen; P.A. 73-222 changed population marker in "hotel" definition from fifteen thousand to forty thousand; P.A. 73-533 added Subdivs. (27) to (29) defining "coliseum", "coliseum club" and "arena"; P.A. 73-543 added Subdiv. (30) defining "airline"; P.A. 73-563 redefined "hotel" adding as determiner of classification number of days food is served per week and whether or not food is served at all times when liquor is served; P.A. 74-307 added Subdiv. (31) defining "special sporting facility"; P.A. 75-259 redefined "case price" to include liter and milliliter bottles; P.A. 75-641 rearranged Subdivs. to place terms defined in alphabetical order; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-80 added Subdiv. (32) defining "motel"; P.A. 78-82 added Subdiv. (33) defining "resort"; P.A. 78-202 added Subdiv. (34) defining "special outing facility"; P.A. 78-294 added Subdiv. (35) defining "farm winery"; P.A. 78-303 created exceptions to replacement of liquor control commission with division of liquor control; P.A. 79-404 replaced commission on special revenue with gaming policy board in Subdiv. (28); P.A. 80-198 included sales of wine in definition of "tavern"; P.A. 80-482 (See Secs. 4, 170 and 191) made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-287 amended Subdiv. (11), defining "club", to include definition of "nonprofit club"; P.A. 81-294 amended Subdiv. (7), defining "bottle price", to include references to metric units and to allow increases greater than the previously stated amounts of two, four or eight cents in determining bottle price, effective January 1, 1982; P.A. 82-68 amended Subdiv. (20) by redefining "minor" as a person under nineteen years of age, raising the age from eighteen; P.A. 82-299 added Subdiv. (36) defining "catering establishment"; P.A. 83-152 added a new Subdiv. (37) defining "nonprofit public television corporation"; P.A. 83-508 amended Subdiv. (20) by redefining "minor" as a person under twenty years of age, raising the age from nineteen; P.A. 85-264 redefined "minor" in Subdiv. (20) as any person under twenty-one years of age other than a person who has attained the age of twenty on or before September 1, 1985; P.A. 85-613 made technical change in Subdiv. (9); P.A. 89-181 added a new Subdiv. (38) defining "brew pub"; P.A. 90-72 added Subpara. (B) to Subdiv. (15) re an alternative definition of "golf country club"; P.A. 90-271 made a technical change in Subdiv. (2); P.A. 91-118 amended Subdiv. (21) by deleting "art" before "museum", thus defining a permit that could be obtained by all nonprofit public museums, without regard to whether "art" was displayed there and deleted the word "floor", before "area", in the phrase "one hundred thousand square fee of floor area"; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, amended the definitions of "alcoholic liquor", "minor" and "dining room", entirely redefined "club", "coliseum", "golf country club", "restaurant", "special sporting facility" and "nonprofit public television corporation" and deleted the definitions of "arena", "bottle price", "cafe", "nonprofit club", "coliseum club", "grocery store", "hotel", "licensed pharmacist" or "licensed druggist", "licensed pharmacy", "nonprofit public museum", "nonprofit theater", "pharmacy commission", "tavern", "motel", "resort", "special outing facility", "farm winery", "catering establishment" and "brew pub"; P.A. 93-326 would have redefined "special outing facility" to reduce pavilion seating capacity from two hundred fifty people to one hundred fifty people, but failed to take effect since that definition was repealed by P.A. 93-139; P.A. 95-79 redefined "person" to exclude limited liability companies, effective May 31, 1995; P.A. 95-195 amended Subdiv. (10) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 03-235 amended Subdiv. (6) by adding ninety-six one hundred milliliter bottles to definition of "case price", effective June 26, 2003; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subdiv. (14), effective July 13, 2005.

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PART IV
PERMITS

      Sec. 30-16. Manufacturer permit. (a) A manufacturer permit shall allow the manufacture of alcoholic liquor and the storage, bottling and wholesale distribution and sale of alcoholic liquor manufactured or bottled to permittees in this state and without the state as may be permitted by law; but no such permit shall be granted unless the place or the plan of the place of manufacture has received the approval of the Department of Consumer Protection. A holder of a manufacturer permit may apply for and shall receive an out-of-state shipper's permit for manufacturing plants and warehouse locations outside the state owned by such manufacturer or a subsidiary corporation thereof, at least eighty-five per cent of the voting stock of which is owned by such manufacturer, to bring into any of its plants or warehouses in the state alcoholic liquors for reprocessing, repackaging, reshipment or sale either (1) within the state to wholesaler permittees not owned or controlled by such manufacturer, or (2) outside the state. A holder of a manufacturer permit, except a manufacturer permit for cider, may apply for and shall receive a wholesaler permit. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit shall be one thousand six hundred dollars.

      (b) A manufacturer permit for beer shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to beer, but shall permit the storage of beer in any part of the state. Such permit shall also authorize the offering and tasting, on the premises of the permittee, of free samples of beer brewed on such premises and the selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of such beer for consumption off the premises. The offering and tasting shall be limited to visitors who have attended a tour of the premises of the permittee. Such selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers shall comply with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91 and shall permit not more than eight liters of beer to be sold to any person on any day on which such sale is authorized under the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for beer shall be eight hundred dollars.

      (c) A manufacturer permit for cider not exceeding six per cent alcohol by volume and apple wine not exceeding fifteen per cent alcohol by volume shall allow the manufacture, storage, bottling and wholesale distribution and sale at retail of such cider and apple wine to permittees and nonpermittees in this state as may be permitted by law; but no such permit shall be issued unless the place or the plan of the place of manufacture has received the approval of the department. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for cider shall be one hundred sixty dollars.

      (d) A manufacturer permit for apple brandy and eau-de-vie shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to apple brandy or eau-de-vie, or both. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for apple brandy and eau-de-vie shall be three hundred twenty dollars.

      (e) (1) A manufacturer permit for a farm winery shall be in all respects the same as a manufacturer permit, except that the scope of operations of the holder shall be limited to wine and brandies distilled from grape products or other fruit products, including grappa and eau-de-vie. As used in this section, "farm winery" means any place or premises, located on a farm in the state in which wine is manufactured and sold.

      (2) Such permit shall authorize (A) the sale in bulk by the holder thereof from the premises where the products are manufactured pursuant to such permit; (B) as to a manufacturer who produces one hundred thousand gallons of wine or less per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container; (C) the sale and shipment by the holder thereof of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee to persons outside the state; (D) the offering and tasting of free samples of such wine or brandy to visitors and prospective retail customers for consumption on the premises of the farm winery permittee; (E) the sale at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of such wine or brandy for consumption off the premises; (F) the sale at retail from the premises of wine or brandy by the glass and bottle to visitors on the premises of the farm winery permittee for consumption on the premises; and (G) subject to the provisions of subdivision (3) of this subsection, the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state. Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs (D), (E) and (F) of this subdivision, a town may, by ordinance or zoning regulation, prohibit any such offering, tasting or selling at retail at premises within such town for which a manufacturer permit for a farm winery has been issued.

      (3) A permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (A) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL— SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (B) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (C) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any sixty-day period to any person in this state; (D) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales; (E) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (F) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; and (G) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit.

      (4) No licensed farm winery may sell any such wine or brandy not manufactured by such winery, except a licensed farm winery may sell from the premises wine manufactured by another farm winery located in this state.

      (5) The farm winery permittee shall produce within the state an average crop of fruit equal to not less than twenty-five per cent of the fruit used in the manufacture of the farm winery permittee's wine. An average crop shall be defined each year as the average yield of the farm winery permittee's two largest annual crops out of the preceding five years, except that during the first seven years from the date of issuance of a farm winery permit, an average crop shall be defined as three tons of grapes for each acre of vineyard farmed by the farm winery permittee.

      (6) A holder of a manufacturer permit for a farm winery, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

      (7) The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for a farm winery shall be two hundred forty dollars.

      (f) A manufacturer permit for a brew pub shall allow the manufacture, storage and bottling of beer, the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises with or without the sale of food, and the selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers of beer brewed on such premises for consumption off the premises, provided that the holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub produces at least five thousand gallons of beer on the premises annually. Such selling at retail from the premises of sealed bottles or other sealed containers shall comply with the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91 and shall permit not more than eight liters of beer to be sold to any person on any day on which such sale is authorized under the provisions of subsection (d) of section 30-91. The annual fee for a manufacturer permit for a brew pub shall be two hundred forty dollars.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4238; February, 1965, P.A. 180; 1967, P.A. 327, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-294, S. 3, 5; 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 87-141, S. 1, 2; P.A. 88-97; P.A. 89-181, S. 3, 6; P.A. 90-72, S. 3; P.A. 91-353, S. 1, 7; P.A. 93-139, S. 10; 93-266; P.A. 95-161, S. 1, 3; 95-195, S. 20, 83; P.A. 96-220, S. 1-3, 7; P.A. 98-236, S. 5, 6; P.A. 02-25, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-111, S. 1; 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-7, S. 1; 05-274, S. 1.)

      History: 1965 act added provisions in Subdiv. (1) re application by holder of manufacturer's permit for out-of-state shipper's permit; 1967 act specified that such out-of-state shipper's permit is "to bring into any of its plants or warehouses in the state alcoholic liquors for reprocessing, repackaging, reshipment or sale ..." rather than "for the sale of alcoholic liquors to wholesaler permittees in this state not owned or controlled by said manufacturer"; P.A. 77-614 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, except as later specified in P.A. 78-303, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 78-294 added Subdiv. (5) re manufacturer's permits for farm wineries; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 87-141 amended Subdiv. (5) by clarifying that a manufacturer permit does not authorize the offering and tasting of free samples of wine to visitors and prospective retail customers in towns which by ordinance prohibit such conduct, and eliminated the limitation on the number of finished gallons of wine a manufacturer may produce annually; P.A. 88-97 amended Subsec. (5) to provide that farm winery permits may be limited by local ordinance with respect to wine tastings and retail sales; P.A. 89-181 added Subsec. (6) concerning manufacturer permit for a brew pub; P.A. 90-72 allowed holders of a permit to sell alcoholic liquor in addition to beer; P.A. 91-353 amended Subdiv. (6) to require that the holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub must produce at least five thousand gallons of beer on the premises annually; P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each manufacturer permit, defined "farm winery" in Subsec. (e) and made technical changes; P.A. 93-266 amended Subdiv. (5) expanding a manufacturer permit for a farm winery to allow the production of brandies from grape and other fruit products in addition to the production of wine; P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (b) to authorize the offering of beer to and tasting of beer by tour attendees and amended Subsec. (f) to authorize the retail sale of beer produced on the premises for off-premise consumption; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-220 amended Subsec. (c) to permit the sale of apple wine not exceeding fifteen per cent alcohol by volume, amended Subsec. (e) to permit the selling at retail of wine by the glass and bottle for on-premise consumption and amended Subsec. (f) to delete the sunset on the retail sale of beer for off-premise consumption, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 98-236 amended Subsec. (d) by adding provisions re eau-de-vie, effective June 8, 1998; P.A. 02-25 amended Subsec. (e) to allow farm winery to sell wine manufactured by another farm winery located in this state; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-111 amended Subsec. (e) by decreasing the percentage of the average crop of fruit required to be produced within the state, for use in the manufacture of a farm winery permittee's wine, from fifty-one per cent to twenty-five per cent; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-7 made a technical change in Subsec. (a) and amended Subsecs. (b) and (f) to include authorization to sell bottles or sealed containers at retail for off-premises consumption, effective April 19, 2005; P.A. 05-274 amended Subsec. (e) to establish Subdivs. (1) to (7) and authorize the sale and shipment of wine manufactured by the farm winery permittee to a retailer when a farm winery permittee produces one hundred thousand gallons of wine or less per year, the sale at retail from the premises of wine or brandy by the glass and bottle to visitors on the premises of the farm winery permittee and the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state, effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-18. Out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquors. (a) An out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall allow the sale of such alcoholic liquor to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law and, as to any out-of-state shipper operating a farm winery who produces not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by such permittee on the permitted premises in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container. The permit premises of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor may be located within this state or outside this state. The annual fee for an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall be forty-five dollars for a Connecticut manufacturer or wholesaler holding such a permit and shall be one thousand dollars for any other person holding such a permit. For purposes of this subsection, "farm winery" means any place or premises, located on a farm in which wine is manufactured and sold provided not less than twenty-five per cent of the fruit used in the manufacture of such wine is produced on such farm.

      (b) Subject to the provisions of this subsection, an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall allow the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee on the permitted premises directly to a consumer in this state. Such permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (3) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any sixty-day period to any person in this state and not ship any wine until such permittee is registered, with respect to the permittee's sales of wine to consumers in this state, for purposes of the taxes imposed under chapters 219 and 220, with the Department of Revenue Services; (4) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales, with the amount of such taxes to be calculated as if the sale were in this state at the location where delivery is made; (5) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (6) permit the Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Revenue Services, separately or jointly, to perform an audit of the permittee's records upon request; (7) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; (8) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit; and (9) execute a written consent to the jurisdiction of this state, its agencies and instrumentalities and the courts of this state concerning the enforcement of this section and any related laws, rules, or regulations, including, but not limited to, tax laws, rules or regulations.

      (c) The Department of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Department of Revenue Services, may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to assure compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

      (d) A holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

      (e) (1) For purposes of chapter 219, the holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a retailer engaged in business in this state, as defined in chapter 219, and shall be required to be issued a seller's permit pursuant to chapter 219.

      (2) For purposes of chapter 220, the holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a distributor as defined in chapter 220 and shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 220.

      (f) As used in this section, "out-of-state" means any state other than Connecticut, any territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, but does not include any foreign country.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4240; P.A. 93-139, S. 12; P.A. 01-60, S. 1; P.A. 05-274, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 93-139 added the annual fee for each out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor; P.A. 01-60 added provision re location of permit premises in or outside of state; P.A. 05-274 designated existing provisions as Subsec. (a) and amended same to provide for the sale to a retailer when the out-of-state shipper produces not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year and define "farm winery", and added Subsec. (b) re the sale and delivery or shipment directly to a consumer in this state, Subsec. (c) re regulations for direct shipment to consumers by out-of-state shippers, Subsec. (d) re the offering of wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet, Subsec. (e) re classification as a retailer engaged in business in this state and classification as a distributor, and Subsec. (f) defining "out-of-state", effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-18a. Out-of-state small winery shipper's permit for wine. (a) An out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall allow the sale of wine to manufacturer and wholesaler permittees in this state as permitted by law and for those shippers that produce not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year, the sale and shipment by the holder thereof to a retailer of wine manufactured by such permittee in the original sealed containers of not more than fifteen gallons per container.

      (b) Subject to the provisions of this subsection, an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall allow the sale and delivery or shipment of wine manufactured by the permittee directly to a consumer in this state. Such permittee, when selling and shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; (3) not ship more than five gallons of wine in any sixty-day period to any person in this state and not ship any wine until such permittee is registered, with respect to the permittee's sales of wine to consumers in this state, for purposes of the taxes imposed under chapters 219 and 220, with the Department of Revenue Services; (4) pay, to the Department of Revenue Services, all sales taxes and alcoholic beverage taxes due under chapters 219 and 220 on sales of wine to consumers in this state, and file, with said department, all sales tax returns and alcoholic beverage tax returns relating to such sales, with the amount of such taxes to be calculated as if the sale were in this state at the location where delivery is made; (5) report to the Department of Consumer Protection a separate and complete record of all sales and shipments to consumers in the state, on a ledger sheet or similar form which readily presents a chronological account of such permittee's dealings with each such consumer; (6) permit the Department of Consumer Protection and Department of Revenue Services, separately or jointly, to perform an audit of the permittee's records upon request; (7) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9; (8) hold an in-state transporter's permit pursuant to section 30-19f or make any such shipment through the use of a person who holds such an in-state transporter's permit; and (9) execute a written consent to the jurisdiction of this state, its agencies and instrumentalities and the courts of this state concerning the enforcement of this section and any related laws, rules, or regulations, including tax laws, rules or regulations.

      (c) The Department of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the Department of Revenue Services, may adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to assure compliance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.

      (d) A holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the Internet or any other on-line computer network, shall clearly and conspicuously state such liquor permit number in its advertising.

      (e) (1) For purposes of chapter 219, the holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a retailer engaged in business in this state as defined in chapter 219 and shall be required to be issued a seller's permit pursuant to chapter 219.

      (2) For purposes of chapter 220, the holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine, when shipping wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall be deemed to be a distributor as defined in chapter 220 and shall be required to be licensed pursuant to chapter 220.

      (f) Any person who applies for an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine or for the renewal of such permit shall furnish an affidavit to the Department of Consumer Protection, in such form as may be prescribed by the department, affirming whether the out-of-state winery that is the subject of such permit produced more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine during the most recently completed calendar year.

      (g) The annual fee for an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine shall be two hundred fifty dollars.

      (h) As used in this section, "out-of-state" means any state other than Connecticut, any territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, but does not include any foreign country.

      (P.A. 97-101; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-274, S. 3.)

      History: June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-274 designated existing provisions as Subsecs. (a) and (f) to (h), made technical changes therein and authorized in Subsec. (a) the sale and shipment to a retailer by out-of-state winery shippers that produce not more than one hundred thousand gallons of wine per year, added Subsec. (b) re the sale and delivery or shipment of wine by such permittee directly to a consumer in this state, Subsec. (c) re regulations for the direct shipment of wine by such permittees to consumers in this state, Subsec. (d) re the offering of wine for direct shipment to consumers in this state via the Internet and Subsec. (e) re such permittee's classification as a retailer doing business in this state and classification as a distributor, effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-19f. In-state transporter's permit. (a) An in-state transporter's permit for alcoholic liquor shall allow the commercial transportation of any alcoholic liquor as permitted by law. The annual fee for an in-state transporter's liquor permit shall be one thousand dollars.

      (b) No person, corporation, trust, partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, and any other legal entity except: (1) The holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit issued pursuant to section 30-18 or 30-19; (2) the holder of a manufacturer's permit issued pursuant to section 30-16 other than the holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery; and (3) the holder of a wholesaler's permit issued pursuant to section 30-17 shall transport any alcoholic beverages imported into this state unless such person holds an in-state transporter's permit and the tax imposed on such alcoholic liquor by section 12-435 has been paid and, if applicable, the tax imposed on the sale of such alcoholic liquor pursuant to chapter 219 has been paid.

      (c) An in-state transporter, when shipping or delivering wine directly to a consumer in this state, shall: (1) Ensure that the shipping labels on all containers of wine shipped directly to a consumer in this state conspicuously state the following: "CONTAINS ALCOHOL—SIGNATURE OF A PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY"; (2) obtain the signature of a person age twenty-one or older at the address prior to delivery, after requiring the signer to demonstrate that he or she is age twenty-one or older by providing a valid motor vehicle operator's license or a valid identity card described in section 1-1h; and (3) not ship to any address in the state where the sale of alcoholic liquor is prohibited by local option pursuant to section 30-9.

      (d) Any person convicted of violating subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall be fined not more than two thousand dollars for each offense.

      (P.A. 95-336, S. 1, 2; P.A. 05-274, S. 4.)

      History: P.A. 05-274 amended Subsec. (b)(2) to exclude the holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery from exception, amended Subsec. (b)(3) to require payment of any applicable tax imposed pursuant to chapter 219, added new Subsec. (c) re the delivery of wine directly to a consumer in this state by permittee, redesignated existing Subsec. (c) as Subsec. (d) and added reference therein to Subsec. (c) re violations subject to fine, effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-22. Restaurant permit. Wine ordered with restaurant meals. (a) A restaurant permit shall allow the retail sale of alcoholic liquor to be consumed on the premises of a restaurant. A restaurant patron shall be allowed to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased such bottle of wine at such restaurant and has purchased a full course meal at such restaurant and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on such restaurant premises. For the purposes of this section, "full course meal" means a diversified selection of food which ordinarily cannot be consumed without the use of tableware and which cannot be conveniently consumed while standing or walking. A restaurant permit, with prior approval of the Department of Consumer Protection, shall allow alcoholic liquor to be served at tables in outside areas which are screened or not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning and health regulations. If not required by fire, zoning or health regulations, a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas shall not be required by the Department of Consumer Protection. No fence or wall used to enclose such outside areas shall be less than thirty inches high. The annual fee for a restaurant permit shall be one thousand two hundred dollars.

      (b) A restaurant permit for beer shall allow the retail sale of beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of a restaurant. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for beer shall be two hundred forty dollars.

      (c) A restaurant permit for wine and beer shall allow the retail sale of wine and beer and of cider not exceeding six per cent of alcohol by volume to be consumed on the premises of the restaurant. A restaurant patron may remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided the patron has purchased a full course meal and consumed a portion of the bottle of wine with such meal on the restaurant premises. The annual fee for a restaurant permit for wine and beer shall be five hundred sixty dollars.

      (d) Repealed by P.A. 77-112, S. 1.

      (e) A partially consumed bottle of wine that is to be removed from the premises pursuant to subsection (a) or (c) of this section shall be securely sealed and placed in a bag by the permittee or permittee's agent or employee prior to removal from the premises.

      (f) "Restaurant" means space, in a suitable and permanent building, kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where hot meals are regularly served, but which has no sleeping accommodations for the public and which shall be provided with an adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room and employs at all times an adequate number of employees.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4244; 1951, 1953, S. 2159d; 1969, P.A. 349, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 233, S. 2; P.A. 75-641, S. 6; P.A. 77-112, S. 1; P.A. 92-15, S. 1; P.A. 93-139, S. 18; P.A. 95-195, S. 25, 83; P.A. 03-228, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-11, S. 1; 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-134, S. 2.)

      History: 1969 act revised provisions so that women could sell liquor at bars, where previously they could not, and prohibited women not involved in sales from standing at bars, where previously they could not "sit or stand" at a bar; 1972 act deleted discriminatory provisions re women at bars; P.A. 75-641 replaced numeric Subsec. indicators with alphabetic indicators; P.A. 77-112 repealed Subsec. (d) which had required that in restaurant premises containing a bar, the bar be located so as to be clearly visible from the entrance, street or sidewalk; P.A. 92-15 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that with prior approval of the department of liquor control, a restaurant permit would allow the serving of alcoholic liquor at tables in outside areas not screened from public view where permitted by fire, zoning or health regulations, to provide that a fence or wall enclosing such outside areas would not be required by the department of liquor control if no fire, zoning or health regulations requires same and to provide that no such fence or wall is to be less than thirty inches high; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added the annual fee for each restaurant permit and added Subsec. (e) defining "restaurant"; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 03-228 added provisions in Subsecs. (a) and (c) and added new Subsec. (e) re removal of partially consumed wine ordered with restaurant meals and redesignated existing Subsec. (e) as Subsec. (f); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-11 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the serving of alcoholic liquor at tables in outside areas which are screened, in addition to tables in outside areas which are not screened; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-134 amended Subsec. (a) to provide that restaurant patron shall be allowed to remove one unsealed bottle of wine for off-premises consumption provided such patron has purchased such bottle of wine and a full course meal at such restaurant, effective June 24, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-22c. Juice bars. Notification of local police re scheduled events. Prohibition of alcoholic liquor at juice bar. (a) As used in this section, "juice bar or similar facility" means an area in which nonalcoholic beverages are served to minors. The holder of a cafe permit may operate a juice bar or similar facility at a permit premises if the juice bar or similar facility is limited to a room or rooms or separate area within the permit premises wherein there is no sale, consumption, dispensing or presence of alcoholic liquor.

      (b) The holder of a cafe permit shall notify, in writing, or by facsimile, the chief law enforcement officer of the town in which such premises is located in advance of specific dates and hours of any scheduled event at which the premises or a portion thereof will be used as a juice bar or similar facility. Such notice shall be received not later than forty-eight hours prior to such scheduled event. The chief law enforcement officer of the town in which such premises is located may designate a law enforcement officer to attend any such scheduled event at the cost of such permit holder.

      (c) Nothing in this section shall exempt the holder of a cafe permit from compliance with any other provisions of the general statutes or regulations of Connecticut state agencies concerning minors, including, but not limited to, the prohibition against the sale of alcoholic liquor to minors. The presence of alcoholic liquor or the sale or dispensing to or consumption of alcoholic liquor by a minor at a juice bar or similar facility is prohibited.

      (May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-7, S. 85; P.A. 05-91, S. 1.)

      History: May 9 Sp. Sess. P.A. 02-7 effective August 15, 2002; P.A. 05-91 amended Subsec. (b) to replace provision re informing local police with provisions requiring notice to chief law enforcement officer of town in which premises is located to be in writing or by facsimile and received not later than forty-eight hours prior to scheduled event and to authorize the chief law enforcement officer to designate a law enforcement officer to attend the event, effective June 7, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-39. Applications for permits, renewals. Fees. Publication, remonstrance, hearing. (a) For the purposes of this section, the "filing date" of an application means the date upon which the department, after approving the application for processing, mails or otherwise delivers to the applicant a placard containing such date.

      (b) (1) Any person desiring a liquor permit or a renewal of such a permit shall make a sworn application therefor to the Department of Consumer Protection upon forms to be furnished by the department, showing the name and address of the applicant and of the applicant's backer, if any, the location of the club or place of business which is to be operated under such permit and a financial statement setting forth all elements and details of any business transactions connected with the application. Such application shall include a detailed description of the type of live entertainment that is to be provided. A club or place of business shall be exempt from providing such detailed description if the club or place of business (A) was issued a liquor permit prior to October 1, 1993, and (B) has not altered the type of entertainment provided. The application shall also indicate any crimes of which the applicant or the applicant's backer may have been convicted. Applicants shall submit documents sufficient to establish that state and local building, fire and zoning requirements and local ordinances concerning hours and days of sale will be met, except that local building and zoning requirements and local ordinances concerning hours and days of sale shall not apply to any class of airport permit. The State Fire Marshal or the marshal's certified designee shall be responsible for approving compliance with the State Fire Code at Bradley International Airport. Any person desiring a permit provided for in section 30-33b shall file a copy of such person's license from the Division of Special Revenue or the Gaming Policy Board with such application. The department may, at its discretion, conduct an investigation to determine whether a permit shall be issued to an applicant.

      (2) The applicant shall pay to the department a nonrefundable application fee, which fee shall be in addition to the fees prescribed in this chapter for the permit sought. An application fee shall not be charged for an application to renew a permit. The application fee shall be in the amount of ten dollars for the filing of each application for a permit by a charitable organization, including a nonprofit public television corporation, a nonprofit golf tournament permit, a temporary permit or a special club permit; and for all other permits in the amount of one hundred dollars for the filing of an initial application. Any permit issued shall be valid only for the purposes and activities described in the application.

      (3) The applicant, immediately after filing an application, shall give notice thereof, with the name and residence of the permittee, the type of permit applied for and the location of the place of business for which such permit is to be issued and the type of live entertainment to be provided, all in a form prescribed by the department, by publishing the same in a newspaper having a circulation in the town in which the place of business to be operated under such permit is to be located, at least once a week for two successive weeks, the first publication to be not more than seven days after the filing date of the application and the last publication not more than fourteen days after the filing date of the application. The applicant shall affix, and maintain in a legible condition upon the outer door of the building wherein such place of business is to be located and clearly visible from the public highway, the placard provided by the department, not later than the day following the receipt of the placard by the applicant. If such outer door of such premises is so far from the public highway that such placard is not clearly visible as provided, the department shall direct a suitable method to notify the public of such application. When an application is filed for any type of permit for a building that has not been constructed, such applicant shall erect and maintain in a legible condition a sign not less than six feet by four feet upon the site where such place of business is to be located, instead of such placard upon the outer door of the building. The sign shall set forth the type of permit applied for and the name of the proposed permittee, shall be clearly visible from the public highway and shall be so erected not later than the day following the receipt of the placard. Such applicant shall make a return to the department, under oath, of compliance with the foregoing requirements, in such form as the department may determine, but the department may require any additional proof of such compliance. Upon receipt of evidence of such compliance, the department may hold a hearing as to the suitability of the proposed location. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to applications for airline permits, charitable organization permits, temporary permits, special club permits, concession permits, military permits, railroad permits, boat permits, warehouse permits, brokers' permits, out-of-state shippers' permits for alcoholic liquor and out-of-state shippers' permits for beer, coliseum permits, coliseum concession permits, special sporting facility restaurant permits, special sporting facility employee recreational permits, special sporting facility guest permits, special sporting facility concession permits, special sporting facility bar permits, nonprofit golf tournament permits, nonprofit public television permits and renewals. The provisions of this subdivision regarding publication and placard display shall also be required of any applicant who seeks to amend the type of entertainment upon filing of a renewal application.

      (4) In any case in which a permit has been issued to a partnership, if one or more of the partners dies or retires, the remaining partner or partners need not file a new application for the unexpired portion of the current permit, and no additional fee for such unexpired portion shall be required. Notice of any such change shall be given to the department and the permit shall be endorsed to show correct ownership. When any partnership changes by reason of the addition of one or more persons, a new application with new fees shall be required.

      (c) Any ten residents of the town within which is intended to be operated the business for which the permit or renewal thereof has been applied for, or, in the case of a manufacturer's or a wholesaler's permit, any ten residents of the state, may file with the department, within three weeks from the last date of publication of notice made pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (b) of this section for an initial permit, and in the case of renewal of an existing permit, at least twenty-one days before the renewal date of such permit, a remonstrance containing any objection to the suitability of such applicant or proposed place of business. Upon the filing of such remonstrance, the department, upon written application, shall hold a hearing and shall give such notice as it deems reasonable of the time and place at least five days before such hearing is had. The remonstrants shall designate one or more agents for service, who shall serve as the recipient or recipients of all notices issued by the department. The decision of the department on such application shall be final with respect to the remonstrance.

      (d) No new permit shall be issued until the foregoing provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section have been complied with. Six months' or seasonal permits may be renewed, provided the renewal application and fee shall be filed at least twenty-one days before the reopening of the business, there is no change in the permittee, ownership or type of permit, and the permittee or backer did not receive a rebate of the permit fee with respect to the permit issued for the previous year.

      (e) The department may renew a permit that has expired if the applicant pays to the department a nonrefundable late fee pursuant to subsection (c) of section 21a-4, which fee shall be in addition to the fees prescribed in this chapter for the permit applied for. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to one-day permits, to any permit which is the subject of administrative or court proceedings, or where otherwise provided by law.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4259; 1949, 1951, 1955, S. 2161d; 1961, P.A. 302; 1971, P.A. 206; P.A. 73-7; 73-543, S. 7, 14; 73-584; P.A. 74-10, S. 1, 2; 74-307, S. 6; P.A. 75-641, S. 10; 75-642, S. 3; P.A. 76-370, S. 3; P.A. 77-114, S. 1; 77-412; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-404, S. 40, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 342, 343, 345, 348; P.A. 82-332, S. 4, 13; P.A. 83-152, S. 4; 83-514; P.A. 84-494, S. 5, 11; P.A. 85-380, S. 7, 12; P.A. 93-56; 93-83, S. 1; 93-139, S. 48; P.A. 95-29, S. 1-3; 95-195, S. 45, 83; P.A. 99-194, S. 24; P.A. 03-235, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-59, S. 1.)

      History: 1961 act provided procedure where permit is requested for building not yet constructed and excepted special club permits from notice requirement; 1971 act made hearings mandatory rather than discretionary; P.A. 73-7 required that sign denoting application for permit be erected not later than the day following receipt of placard rather than not later than the day following the date of application, deleted requirement that hearing be held in the town where the business is to be located and allowed renewal of six months' or seasonal permits if permittee or backer did not receive a fee rebate for the permit issued for the previous year; P.A. 73-543 included airline permits in exception to provision requiring publication of notice of application; P.A. 73-584 required that applicant pay nonrefundable application fee for initial applications and applications to permanently substitute the identity of the permittee; P.A. 74-10 divided section into Subsecs. and exempted charitable organization permits and temporary permits from provision requiring payment of nonrefundable application fee; P.A. 74-307 divided Subsec. (a) into Subdivs. (1) and (2), required that person seeking permits under Sec. 30-33b file a copy of his license with the application, moved exemptions from notice requirements to end of Subsec. (a) and added exemptions for coliseum permits, coliseum concession permits, special sporting facility restaurant, employee recreational, guest, concession and bar permits; P.A. 75-641 added Subdiv. (3) in Subsec. (a) re fees when permit is issued to a partnership; P.A. 75-642 required that initial and renewal permits for on-premise consumption require that applicant supply names of bartender employees in Subsec. (a)(1) and made failure to supply names a ground for revocation of permit in Subsec. (c); P.A. 76-370 removed exception for charitable organization or temporary permit application in provision requiring payment of nonrefundable fees under Subsec. (a)(1) and imposed a ten-dollar fee for such permits; P.A. 77-114 deleted provision requiring payment of thirty-dollar fee for application to permanently substitute the identity of the permittee in Subsec. (a)(1); P.A. 77-412 made ten-dollar application fee in Subsec. (a)(1) applicable to special club permits; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-404 allowed alternative filing of copy of license issued by division of special revenue within the department of business regulation (formerly commission on special revenue) or gaming policy board with application for permit under Sec. 30-33b in Subsec. (a)(1); P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department and placed division of special revenue within the department of revenue services for administrative purposes following the abolition of business regulation department; P.A. 82-332 eliminated citizenship requirement and requirement that bartender's names be furnished to department, added requirement that statements be submitted relating to finances, convictions of crimes and compliance with local ordinances and provided that investigations are to be made at the discretion of the department; P.A. 83-152 amended Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (a) by requiring that nonprofit public television corporations pay a ten-dollar fee for an application; P.A. 83-514 added Subsec. (d) which allows the department to review a permit which has expired upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of one hundred dollars; P.A. 84-494 amended Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (a) by exempting any class of airport permit from the provisions of local building and zoning requirements concerning hours and days of sale and by requiring the state fire marshal to approve compliance with the state fire code at Bradley International Airport; P.A. 85-380 amended Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (a) by adding nonprofit golf tournament permits to the number of charitable permits with a fee of ten dollars; P.A. 93-56 required applicants for liquor permits, after October 1, 1993, to submit a detailed description of any live entertainment to be provided; P.A. 93-83 made technical changes, inserted new Subsec. (a) defining "filing date", relettering remaining Subsecs. accordingly, and in Subsec. (c) specified the time period for residents to file a remonstrance in cases involving initial permits and permit renewals; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-29 amended Subdiv. (3) of Subsec. (b) to include nonprofit golf tournament and nonprofit public television permits in the list of exempted permits and amended Subsec. (c) to require remonstrants to designate agents for service, effective May 16, 1995; P.A. 95-195 amended Subdiv. (1) of Subsec. (b) to substitute Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 99-194 amended Subsec. (e) to change amount of nonrefundable late fee from one hundred dollars to the fee pursuant to Sec. 21a-4(c), that is the greater of ten per cent of renewal fee or ten dollars; P.A. 03-235 amended Subsec. (b) by making technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality in Subdiv. (1) and adding provision in Subdiv. (3) re applicability of publication and placard display requirements to renewal applications involving amendment of entertainment type; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-59 amended Subsec. (c) to change the deadline for the filing of a remonstrance from within three weeks from the filing date of the application to within three weeks from the last date of publication of notice, effective June 2, 2005.

      Partnership agreement was not offensive on its face, but had an illegal, ulterior purpose, namely, to evade strictures of liquor control laws. Court found agreement to be illegal as against public policy and refused to enforce it. 87 CA 235.

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      Sec. 30-47. Discretionary suspension, revocation or refusal of permits; disqualification of applicant or permittee.

      Partnership agreement was not offensive on its face, but had an illegal, ulterior purpose, namely, to evade the strictures of the liquor control laws. 87 CA 235.

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      Sec. 30-48. Limitations of permits; exceptions. Loans. Period of credit. Resolution of credit disputes. (a) No backer or permittee of one permit class shall be a backer or permittee of any other permit class except in the case of any class of airport, railroad, airline and boat permits, and except that: (1) A backer of a hotel or restaurant permit may be a backer of both such classes; (2) a holder or backer of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, a restaurant permit or a cafe permit may be a holder or backer of any other or all of such classes; (3) a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a bowling establishment permit; (4) a backer of a restaurant permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both, when such restaurant is within a coliseum; (5) a backer of a hotel permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both; (6) a backer of a coliseum permit may be a backer of a coliseum concession permit; (7) a backer of a coliseum concession permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit; (8) a backer of a grocery store beer permit may be a backer of a package store permit if such was the case on or before May 1, 1996; (9) a backer of a university permit may be a backer of a nonprofit theater permit; (10) subject to the discretion of the department, a backer of a permit provided for in section 30-33b, may be a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in section 30-33b; (11) a backer of a nonprofit theater permit may be a holder or backer of a hotel permit; (12) a holder or backer of a restaurant permit may be a holder or backer of a special outing facility permit; (13) a backer of a concession permit may be a backer of a coliseum permit or a coliseum concession permit, or both; (14) a holder of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit for wine may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit; (15) a holder of an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit; and (16) a holder of a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery may be a holder of an in-state transporter's permit. Any person may be a permittee of more than one permit. A person may be a permittee under a permit provided for in section 30-33b and a backer of any other retail on-premise consumption permit, including those permits provided for in section 30-33b. The operator of a racing or jai alai exhibition with pari-mutuel betting licensed by the Gaming Policy Board may be a backer of any permit provided for in section 30-33b. No holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub and no spouse or child of such holder may be a holder or backer of more than three restaurant permits or cafe permits.

      (b) No permittee or backer thereof and no employee or agent of such permittee or backer shall borrow money or receive credit in any form for a period in excess of thirty days, directly or indirectly, from any manufacturer permittee, or backer thereof, or from any wholesaler permittee, or backer thereof, of alcoholic liquor or from any member of the family of such manufacturer permittee or backer thereof or from any stockholder in a corporation manufacturing or wholesaling such liquor, and no manufacturer permittee or backer thereof or wholesaler permittee or backer thereof or member of the family of either of such permittees or of any such backer, and no stockholder of a corporation manufacturing or wholesaling such liquor shall lend money or otherwise extend credit, directly or indirectly, to any such permittee or backer thereof or to the employee or agent of any such permittee or backer. A wholesaler permittee or backer, or a manufacturer permittee or backer, that has not received payment in full from a retailer permittee or backer within thirty days after the date such credit was extended to such retailer or backer or to an employee or agent of any such retailer or backer, shall give a written notice of obligation to such retailer within the five days following the expiration of the thirty-day period of credit. The notice of obligation shall state: The amount due; the date credit was extended; the date the thirty-day period ended, and that the retailer is in violation of this section. A retailer who disputes the accuracy of the "notice of obligation" shall, within the ten days following the expiration of the thirty-day period of credit, give a written response to notice of obligation to the department and give a copy to the wholesaler or manufacturer who sent the notice. The response shall state the retailer's basis for dispute and the amount, if any, admitted to be owed for more than thirty days; the copy forwarded to the wholesaler or manufacturer shall be accompanied by the amount admitted to be due, if any, and such payment shall be made and received without prejudice to the rights of either party in any civil action. Upon receipt of the retailer's response, the chairman of the commission or such chairman's designee shall conduct an informal hearing with the parties being given equal opportunity to appear and be heard. If the chairman or such chairman's designee determines that the notice of obligation is accurate, the department shall forthwith issue an order directing the wholesaler or manufacturer to promptly give all manufacturers and wholesalers engaged in the business of selling alcoholic liquor to retailers in this state, a "notice of delinquency". The notice of delinquency shall identify the delinquent retailer, and state the amount due and the date of the expiration of the thirty-day credit period. No wholesaler or manufacturer receiving a notice of delinquency shall extend credit by the sale of alcoholic liquor or otherwise to such delinquent retailer until after the manufacturer or wholesaler has received a "notice of satisfaction" from the sender of the notice of delinquency. If the chairman or such chairman's designee determines that the notice of obligation is inaccurate, the department shall forthwith issue an order prohibiting a notice of delinquency. The party for whom the determination by the chairman or such chairman's designee was adverse, shall promptly pay to the department a part of the cost of the proceedings as determined by the chairman or such chairman's designee, which shall not be less than fifty dollars. The department may suspend or revoke the permit of any permittee who, in bad faith, gives an incorrect notice of obligation, an incorrect response to notice of obligation, or an unauthorized notice of delinquency. If the department does not receive a response to the notice of obligation within such ten-day period, the delinquency shall be deemed to be admitted and the wholesaler or manufacturer who sent the notice of obligation shall, within the three days following the expiration of such ten-day period, give a notice of delinquency to the department and to all wholesalers and manufacturers engaged in the business of selling alcoholic liquor to retailers in this state. A notice of delinquency identifying a retailer who does not file a response within such ten-day period shall have the same effect as a notice of delinquency given by order of the chairman or such chairman's designee. A wholesaler permittee or manufacturer permittee that has given a notice of delinquency and that receives full payment for the credit extended, shall, within three days after the date of full payment, give a notice of satisfaction to the department and to all wholesalers and manufacturers to whom a notice of delinquency was sent. The prohibition against extension of credit to such retailer shall be void upon such full payment. The department may revoke or suspend any permit for a violation of this section. An appeal from an order of revocation or suspension issued in accordance with this section may be taken in accordance with section 30-60.

      (c) If there is a proposed change or change in ownership of a retail permit premises, no application for a permit shall be approved until the applicant files with the department an affidavit executed by the seller of the retail permit premises stating that all obligations of the predecessor permittee for the purchase of alcoholic liquor at such permit premises have been paid or that such applicant did not receive direct or indirect consideration from the predecessor permittee. If a wholesaler permittee alleges the applicant received direct or indirect consideration from the predecessor permittee or that there remain outstanding liquor obligations, such wholesaler permittee may file with the department an affidavit, along with supporting documentation to establish receipt of such consideration or outstanding liquor obligations. The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in the commissioner's sole discretion, shall determine whether a hearing is warranted on such allegations. The commissioner may waive the requirement of such seller's affidavit upon finding that (1) the predecessor permittee abandoned the premises prior to the filing of the application, and (2) such permittee did not receive any consideration, direct or indirect, for such permittee's abandonment. For the purposes of this subsection, "consideration" means the receipt of legal tender or goods or services for the purchase of alcoholic liquor remaining on the premises of the predecessor permittee, for which bills remain unpaid.

      (d) A permittee may file a designation of an authorized agent with the department to issue or receive all notices or documents provided for in this section. The permittee shall be responsible for the issuance or receipt of such notices or documents by the agent.

      (e) The period of credit permitted under this section shall be calculated as the time elapsing between the date of receipt of the alcoholic liquors by the purchaser and the date of full legal discharge of the purchaser through the payment of cash or its equivalent from all indebtedness arising from the transaction except that, if the last day for payment falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, the last day for payment shall then be the next business day.

      (1949, Rev., S. 4266; 1969, P.A. 150, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 143; P.A. 73-533, S. 6; 73-543, S. 9, 14; P.A. 74-307, S. 9; P.A. 75-598, S. 4; 75-641, S. 13; P.A. 77-132, S. 1, 2; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 79-404, S. 41, 45; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 82-32, S. 1, 2; 82-332, S. 5, 13; P.A. 84-494, S. 8, 11; P.A. 85-380, S. 3, 12; P.A 93-139, S. 51; P.A. 95-161, S. 5; 95-195, S. 51, 83; P.A. 96-7, S. 3, 5; 96-220, S. 5, 7; P.A. 97-66; P.A. 98-164, S. 1; P.A. 03-34, S. 1; P.A. 04-9, S. 2; 04-31, S. 1; P.A. 05-274, S. 5.)

      History: 1969 act permitted backer of hotel or restaurant permit to be a backer "in both such classes"; 1972 act permitted backer of restaurant or cafe permit to be backer of both such classes; P.A. 73-533 added provisions re backers of coliseum concession permits; P.A. 73-543 allowed backer or permittee of airline permit to be backer or permittee in other classes; P.A. 74-307 added provisions re backers of special sporting facility permits, allowed permittees to have more than one permit where commission determines that location of permits will allow for sufficient supervision, etc. and allowed operators of racing or jai alai exhibitions to back permits; P.A. 75-598 allowed backer or permittee of night club permit to be backer or permittee in other classes; P.A. 75-641 required that appeals be taken in accordance with Sec. 30-60 rather than Sec. 30-55; P.A. 77-132 allowed backer of university permit to be backer of nonprofit theater permit; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-404 replaced commission on special revenue with gaming policy board in provision re licensing of racing or jai alai exhibition; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 82-32 permitted a person who is a holder or backer of a restaurant permit to be a holder or backer of a bowling establishment permit; P.A. 82-332 divided section into Subsecs., eliminated provision in Subsec. (a) concerning supervision and responsibility by permittees, established dispute resolution process for thirty day credit violations and made suspension of license for violation optional rather than mandatory; P.A. 84-494 amended Subsec. (a) by allowing backers or permittees of one class of permit to be a backer or permittee of any class of airport permit; P.A. 85-380 amended Subsec. (a) by eliminating reference to night club permits; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes; P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the holder or backer of a restaurant permit to be a holder or backer of a special outing facility permit; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; P.A. 96-7 amended Subsec. (a) to permit a backer of a nonprofit theater permit to be a holder or backer of a hotel permit, effective April 2, 1996; P.A. 96-220 amended Subsec. (a) to permit the backer of a grocery store beer permit to be a backer of a package store permit if such was the case on or before May 1, 1996, effective June 4, 1996; P.A. 97-66 amended Subsec. (a) to authorize a holder or backer of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, restaurant permit or cafe permit to be a holder or backer of any other or all of such classes, to provide that no holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub and no spouse or child of such holder may be a holder or backer of more than three restaurant permits or cafe permits, and to make technical changes; P.A. 98-164 amended Subsec. (a) by adding new Subdiv. (13) authorizing backers of concession permits to be backers of coliseum permits and coliseum concession permits; P.A. 03-34 made technical changes for the purpose of gender neutrality in Subsec. (b), and amended Subsec. (c) to delete predecessor permittee or backer affidavit requirement, add applicant affidavit requirement, delete department finding exception re predecessor abandonment, add applicant affidavit language re nonreceipt of consideration, add provisions re wholesaler permittee affidavit and re commissioner's hearing and define "consideration"; P.A. 04-9 amended Subsec. (c) by making technical changes (Revisor's note: In 2005, a reference to "Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Protection" was changed editorially by the Revisors to "Commissioner of Consumer Protection" to reflect the repeal of the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection by P.A. 04-189); P.A. 04-31 amended Subsec. (c) to require the filing of an affidavit executed by the seller of the retail permit premises, and to authorize the commissioner to waive the requirement of such seller's affidavit if the predecessor permittee abandoned the premises prior to the filing of the application, and the permittee did not receive any consideration, direct or indirect, for such permittee's abandonment; P.A. 05-274 amended Subsec. (a) to add Subdivs. (14) to (16) re authorization for holders of an out-of-state winery shipper's permit, an out-of-state shipper's permit for alcoholic liquor other than beer or a manufacturer's permit for a farm winery to also hold an in-state transporter's permit, effective July 13, 2005.

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PART V
PRICES

      Sec. 30-63. Registration of brands, fees. Posting and notice of prices. Brand registration of fortified wine. When departmental approval prohibited. (a) No holder of any manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper's permit shall ship, transport or deliver within this state, or sell or offer for sale, any alcoholic liquors unless the name of the brand, trade name or other distinctive characteristic by which such alcoholic liquors are bought and sold, the name and address of the manufacturer thereof and the name and address of each wholesaler permittee who is authorized by the manufacturer or his authorized representative to sell such alcoholic liquors are registered with the Department of Consumer Protection and until such brand, trade name or other distinctive characteristic has been approved by the department. Such registration shall be valid for a period of three years. The fee for such registration, or renewal thereof, shall be one hundred dollars for out-of-state shippers and three dollars for Connecticut manufacturers for each brand so registered, payable by the manufacturer or his authorized representative when such liquors are manufactured in the United States and by the importer or his authorized representative when such liquors are imported into the United States. The department shall not approve the brand registration of any fortified wine, as defined in section 12-433, which is labeled, packaged or canned so as to appear to be a wine or liquor cooler, as defined in section 12-433.

      (b) No manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper permittee shall discriminate in any manner in price discounts between one permittee and another on sales or purchases of alcoholic liquors bearing the same brand or trade name and of like age, size and quality, nor shall such manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state shipper permittee allow in any form any discount, rebate, free goods, allowance or other inducement for the purpose of making sales or purchases.

      (c) For alcoholic liquor other than beer, each manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee shall post with the department, on a monthly basis, the bottle, can and case price of any brand of goods offered for sale in Connecticut, which price when so posted shall be the controlling price for such manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state permittee for the month following such posting. For beer, each manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee shall post with the department, on a monthly basis, the bottle, can and case price, and the price per keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for any brand of goods offered for sale in Connecticut which price when so posted shall be the controlling price for such brand of goods offered for sale in this state for the month following such posting. Such manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee may also post additional prices for such bottle, can, case, keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for a specified portion of the following month which prices when so posted shall be the controlling prices for such bottle, can, case, keg or barrel or fractional unit thereof for such specified portion of the following month. Notice of all manufacturer, wholesaler and out-of-state shipper permittee prices shall be given to permittee purchasers by direct mail or advertising in a trade publication having circulation among the retail permittees except a wholesaler permittee may give such notice by hand delivery. Price postings with the department setting forth wholesale prices to retailers shall be available for inspection during regular business hours at the offices of the department by manufacturers and wholesalers until three o'clock p.m. of the first business day after the last day for posting prices. A manufacturer or wholesaler may amend his posted price for any month to meet a lower price posted by another manufacturer or wholesaler with respect to alcoholic liquor bearing the same brand or trade name and of like age, vintage, quality and unit container size; provided that any such amended price posting shall be filed before three o'clock p.m. of the fourth business day after the last day for posting prices; and provided further such amended posting shall not set forth prices lower than those being met. Any manufacturer or wholesaler posting an amended price shall, at the time of posting, identify in writing the specific posting being met. All wholesaler postings for the following month shall be provided to retail permittees not later than the twelfth day of the month prior to such posting.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4306; 1953, S. 2171d; P.A. 73-535; P.A. 74-19, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-438, S. 4; 77-614, S. 165, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 85, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 4, 170, 191, 345, 348; P.A. 81-294, S. 10, 22; P.A. 82-238, S. 1, 2; 82-330, S. 1, 4; P.A. 84-332, S. 1; P.A. 91-122; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1, S. 59, 130; P.A. 95-195, S. 66, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-240, S. 1.)

      History: P.A. 73-535 made three-dollar registration fee previously in effect applicable to Connecticut manufacturers only, imposed twenty-five dollar fee for out-of-state manufacturers and added provision re valid period of registration and renewals; P.A. 74-19 combined provisions re initial registration fees and renewals to eliminate redundancy; P.A. 77-438 specified that controlling price posted applies to "manufacturer, wholesaler or out-of-state permittee"; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 81-294 divided section into Subsecs. and in Subsec. (c) allowed wholesaler permittees to give notice of posted prices by hand delivery, allowed manufacturers or wholesalers to amend posted prices under certain conditions and allowed manufacturers and wholesalers to inspect prices posted at the department; P.A. 82-238 increased the fee for registration of each brand of liquor sold in the state by an out-of-state shipper from twenty-five dollars to one hundred dollars; P.A. 82-330 amended Subsec. (c) to apply to beer in kegs; P.A. 84-332 amended Subsec. (c) by requiring the posting of prices on a monthly basis; P.A. 91-122 amended Subsec. (a) to prohibit department from approving the brand registration of any fortified wine labeled, packaged or canned so as to appear to be a wine or liquor cooler, as defined in Sec. 12-433; May 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 94-1 amended Subsec. (a) to make a technical change, effective June 21, 1994; P.A. 95-195 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-240 amended Subsec. (b) to make a technical change for the purpose of gender neutrality and amended Subsec. (c) to provide for monthly and additional posting of prices for beer by manufacturers, wholesalers and out-of-state shipper permittees, to make conforming changes and to add provision re wholesaler posting for following month to be provided to retail permittees not later than twelfth day of month prior to posting, effective July 1, 2005, until June 30, 2006.

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      Sec. 30-68m. Retail permittees; sales below cost prohibited. (a) No retail permittee shall sell at a price below his cost. For the purposes of this section, cost for the retail permittee for alcoholic liquor other than beer shall mean the posted bottle price from the wholesaler plus any charge for shipping or delivery to the retailer's place of business paid by the retailer in addition to the posted price, except on items of wine sold prior to January 1, 1983, cost shall mean the posted bottle price from the wholesaler plus a minimum of thirty-three and one-third per cent of such permittee's selling price. For beer, cost for the retail permittee shall mean the lowest posted price during the month in which the retail permittee is selling plus any charge for shipping or delivery to the retailer's place of business paid by the retail permittee in addition to the price originally paid by the retail permittee. As used in this section, the term retail permittee means the holder of a permit allowing the sale of alcoholic liquor for off-premises consumption.

      (b) "Bottle price" means the price per unit of the contents of any case of alcoholic liquor, other than beer, and shall be arrived at by dividing the case price by the number of units or bottles making up such case price and adding to the quotient an amount that is not less than the following: A unit or bottle one-half pint or two hundred milliliters or less, two cents; a unit or bottle more than one-half pint or two hundred milliliters but not more than one pint or five hundred milliliters, four cents; and a unit or bottle greater than one pint or five hundred milliliters, eight cents.

      (P.A. 81-294, S. 3, 22; P.A. 82-332, S. 6, 13; P.A. 93-139, S. 62; P.A. 05-240, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 82-332 amended section to limit application to holders of off-premises permits; P.A. 93-139 deleted a provision in Subsec. (b) which had allowed permittees to offer discounts on wine sold by the case prior to January 1, 1983, substituting definition of "bottle price"; P.A. 05-240 amended Subsec. (a) to differentiate "cost for the retail permittee" for beer, effective July 1, 2005.

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PART VII
PROHIBITED ACTS, PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE

      Sec. 30-86. Sales to minors, intoxicated persons and drunkards. Exceptions. Use of transaction scan devices, prohibited acts, as affirmative defense.

      Subsec. (b):

      Language of subsection is clear and unambiguous and applies to minors. 49 CS 168.

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      Sec. 30-86a. Statement from purchaser as to age. (a) For the purposes of section 30-86, any permittee shall require any person whose age is in question to fill out and sign a statement in the following form on one occasion when each such person makes a purchase:

...., 20..

      I, ...., hereby represent to ...., a permittee of the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, that I am over the age of 21 years, having been born on ...., 19.., at ..... This statement is made to induce said permittee to sell or otherwise furnish alcoholic beverages to the undersigned. I understand that title 30 of the general statutes prohibits the sale of alcoholic liquor to any person who is not twenty-one years of age.

      I understand that I am subject to a fine of one hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than two hundred fifty dollars for each subsequent offense for wilfully misrepresenting my age for the purposes set forth in this statement.

.... (Name)
.... (Address)

Such statement once taken shall be applicable both to the particular sale in connection with which such statement was taken, as well as to all future sales at the same premises, and shall have full force and effect under subsection (b) of this section as to every subsequent sale or purchase. Such statement shall be printed upon appropriate forms to be furnished by the permittees and approved by the Department of Consumer Protection and shall be kept on file on the permit premises, alphabetically indexed, in a suitable file box, and shall be open to inspection by the Department of Consumer Protection or any of its agents or inspectors at any reasonable time. Any person who makes any false statement on a form signed by him as required by this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars for the first offense and not more than two hundred fifty dollars for each subsequent offense.

      (b) In any case where such a statement has been procured and the permittee is subsequently charged with serving or furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor, if such permittee, in proceedings before any court of this state or the Department of Consumer Protection, introduces such statement in evidence and shows that the evidence presented to him to establish the age of the purchaser was such as would convince a reasonable man, no penalty shall be imposed on such permittee.

      (1963, P.A. 358, S. 2, 3; February, 1965, P.A. 149; 1967, P.A. 331; 1972, P.A. 127, S. 58; P.A. 77-614, S. 165, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 80, 136; P.A. 80-482, S. 170, 199, 348; P.A. 82-68, S. 4, 11; P.A. 83-508, S. 3; P.A. 85-264, S. 2, 4; P.A. 93-139, S. 65; P.A. 95-195, S. 77, 83; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, S. 146(d); P.A. 04-169, S. 17; 04-189, S. 1; P.A. 05-288, S. 133.)

      History: 1965 act made one hundred dollar maximum fine in Subsec. (a) previously in force applicable to first offenses and imposed two hundred dollar maximum fine for subsequent offenses; 1967 act required single signing of statement applicable to all sales where previously purchaser was required to sign statement each time he made a purchase; 1972 act changed age of majority from twenty-one to eighteen; P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced liquor control commission with division of liquor control within the department of business regulation, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 80-482 made division of liquor control an independent department and abolished the department of business regulation, overriding provision of same act which would have placed the division within the public safety department; P.A. 82-68 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting nineteen for eighteen in the text of the form statement to be completed by persons of questionable age, reflecting change in drinking age; P.A. 83-508 amended Subsec. (a) by substituting twenty for nineteen in the text of the form statement to be completed by persons of questionable age, reflecting change in drinking age; P.A. 85-264 amended statement contents in Subsec. (a) to reflect raised drinking age from twenty to twenty-one; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, deleting obsolete references to persons attaining age of twenty on or before September 1, 1985; P.A. 95-195 substituted Department of Consumer Protection for Department of Liquor Control, effective July 1, 1995; (Revisor's note: In 2001 the references in Subsec. (a) to the date "19.." were changed editorially by the Revisors to "20.." to reflect the new millennium; however, in 2003, the reference in Subsec. (a) to "... having been born on...., 20.., at ....." was again changed editorially by the Revisors to "... having been born on ...., 19.., at ....." for accuracy); June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6 and P.A. 04-169 replaced Department of Consumer Protection with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective July 1, 2004; P.A. 04-189 repealed Sec. 146 of June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-6, thereby reversing the merger of the Departments of Agriculture and Consumer Protection, effective June 1, 2004; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (a), effective July 13, 2005.

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      Sec. 30-91. Hours and days of closing. Exemption. (a) The sale or the dispensing or consumption or the presence in glasses or other receptacles suitable to permit the consumption of alcoholic liquor by an individual in places operating under hotel permits, restaurant permits, cafe permits, restaurant permits for catering establishments, bowling establishment permits, racquetball facility permits, club permits, coliseum permits, coliseum concession permits, special sporting facility restaurant permits, special sporting facility employee recreational permits, special sporting facility guest permits, special sporting facility concession permits, special sporting facility bar permits, golf country club permits, nonprofit public museum permits, university permits, airport restaurant permits, airport bar permits, airport airline club permits, tavern permits, a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, casino permits, caterer liquor permits and charitable organization permits shall be unlawful on: (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of one o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m.; (2) Saturday between the hours of two o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m.; (3) Sunday between the hours of two o'clock a.m. and eleven o'clock a.m.; (4) Christmas, except (A) for alcoholic liquor that is served where food is also available during the hours otherwise permitted by this section for the day on which Christmas falls, and (B) by casino permittees at casinos, as defined in section 30-37k; and (5) January first between the hours of three o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m., except that on any Sunday that is January first the prohibitions of this section shall be between the hours of three o'clock a.m. and eleven o'clock a.m.

      (b) Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which sales under subsection (a) of this section, except sales pursuant to an airport restaurant permit, airport bar permit or airport airline club permit, shall be permissible. In all cases when a town, either by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, has acted on the sale of alcoholic liquor or the reduction of the number of hours when such sale is permissible, such action shall become effective on the first day of the month succeeding such action and no further action shall be taken until at least one year has elapsed since the previous action was taken.

      (c) Notwithstanding any provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section to the contrary, such sale or dispensing or consumption or presence in glasses in places operating under a bowling establishment permit shall be unlawful before two p.m. on any day, except in that portion of the permit premises which is located in a separate room or rooms entry to which, from the bowling lane area of the establishment, is by means of a door or doors which shall remain closed at all times except to permit entrance and egress to and from the lane area. Any alcoholic liquor sold or dispensed in a place operating under a bowling establishment permit shall be served in containers such as, but not limited to, plastic or glass. Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which sales under this subsection shall be permissible.

      (d) The sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer or grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on Decoration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, New Year's Day, Sunday or Christmas or, if Independence Day, Christmas or New Year's Day occurs on a Sunday, on the Monday next following such day except that such sale or dispensing shall be lawful on any Independence Day occurring on a Saturday; and such sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer and grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on any other day before eight o'clock a.m. and after nine o'clock p.m. It shall be unlawful for the holder of a manufacturing permit for a brew pub to sell beer for consumption off the premises on the days or hours prohibited by this subsection. Any town may, by a vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which such sale shall be permissible.

      (e) In the case of any premises operating under a tavern permit or premises operating under a cafe permit, wherein, under the provisions of this section, the sale of alcoholic liquor is forbidden on certain days or hours of the day, or during the period when a tavern permit or cafe permit is suspended, it shall likewise be unlawful to keep such premises open to, or permit it to be occupied by, the public on such days or hours.

      (f) The retail sale of wine and the tasting of free samples of wine by visitors and prospective retail customers of a permittee holding a manufacturer permit for a farm winery on the premises of such permittee shall be unlawful on Sunday before eleven o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m. and on any other day before ten o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m. Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which sales and the tasting of free samples of wine under this subsection shall be permissible.

      (g) Notwithstanding any provision of subsection (a) of this section to the contrary, food or nonalcoholic beverages may be sold, dispensed or consumed in places operating under an airport restaurant permit, an airport bar permit or an airport airline club permit, at any time, as allowed by agreement between the state of Connecticut and its lessees or concessionaires.

      (h) The sale or the dispensing or consumption or the presence in glasses or other receptacles suitable to permit the consumption of alcoholic liquor by an individual in places operating under a nonprofit golf tournament permit shall be unlawful on any day prior to eleven o'clock a.m. and after nine o'clock p.m.

      (i) The tasting of free samples of beer by visitors of a permittee holding a manufacturing permit for beer on the premises of such permittee shall be unlawful on Sunday before eleven o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m. and on any other day before ten o'clock a.m. and after eight o'clock p.m. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the right of a holder of such permit to conduct manufacturing operations at any time. Any town may, by vote of a town meeting or ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which the tasting and free samples of beer under this subsection shall be permissible.

      (j) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require any permittee to continue the sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor until the closing hour established under this section.

      (1949 Rev., S. 4296; 1949, March, 1950, 1951, S. 2170d; 1957, P.A. 617, S. 2; 1961, P.A. 301; February, 1965, P.A. 553, S. 12; 1967, P.A. 365, S. 4; 489; 1971, P.A. 89, S. 1; 254, S. 5; 309, S. 1; 541; 1972, P.A. 1, S. 1; 68, S. 5; 294, S. 32; P.A. 73-11; 73-533, S. 7; P.A. 74-181, S. 1, 2; 74-307, S. 12; P.A. 75-598, S. 5; P.A. 76-347, S. 6; P.A. 79-272; P.A. 80-181; 80-198, S. 1; P.A. 81-169, S. 1, 3; 81-367, S. 8, 9; P.A. 82-33, S. 1, 2; 82-299, S. 5, 6; P.A. 83-283, S. 4, 5; P.A. 84-494, S. 10, 11; 84-546, S. 80, 173; P.A. 85-380, S. 4, 10, 12; P.A. 86-403, S. 98, 132; P.A. 87-321, S. 5, 6; P.A. 89-181, S. 5, 6; P.A. 90-44; P.A. 93-139, S. 68; P.A. 95-161, S. 2; P.A. 99-159, S. 3; P.A. 00-192, S. 77, 102; P.A. 01-17, S. 1; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1, S. 103; P.A. 05-7, S. 2; 05-226, S. 2, 3; 05-288, S. 134.)

      History: 1961 act permitted sale of liquor after voting hours on election days in hotel, restaurant, club and tavern permit premises; 1965 act added references to golf country club permits; 1967 acts added references to cafe permits and changed closing time for sales under package store, package store beer, drug store, drug store beer and grocery store permits from nine to eight o'clock p.m.; 1971 acts changed closing time for Sunday liquor sales under Subdiv. (a) from nine to eleven o'clock p.m., added references to charitable organization permits, prohibited sales on Saturday between two o'clock a.m. and nine o'clock a.m. and changed closing time for Sunday sales, when allowed, from one to two a.m. and prohibited sales on Independence Day (or the following Monday, if on Sunday) and Labor Day under package store, drug store and grocery store permits; 1972 acts added exception re elections at which not all electors may vote to prohibition of sales on election days, added reference to university permits and deleted provision prohibiting sales on Decoration Day; P.A. 73-11 specified that liquor may be sold on Christmas for on-premises consumption with hot meals; P.A. 73-533 added references to coliseum and coliseum concession permits; P.A. 74-181 authorized towns to allow sale of liquor on Sunday and tavern permit between noon and eleven o'clock p.m.; P.A. 74-307 added references to the various special sporting facility permits; P.A. 75-598 added provision governing times and days when sales allowed under night club permits; P.A. 76-347 added references to bowling establishment permits and specific provision regulating sales under such permits; P.A. 79-272 divided section into Subsecs. and changed location and wording of provision granting towns power to reduce hours of operation for clarity; P.A. 80-181 changed time of closing for sales period which began on Sunday from eleven o'clock that day to one a.m. on Monday; P.A. 80-198 deleted provision in Subsec. (c) which had prohibited sales of liquor on election days under tavern permit unless election is one at which not all electors may vote; P.A. 81-169 added Subsec. (e) to state the hours during which the retail sale and tasting of free samples of wine are permissible at farm wineries and to allow towns to shorten such hours; P.A. 81-367 eliminated references to package store beer permits and drug store beer permits and eliminated prohibition against sales on Good Friday; P.A. 82-33 eliminated the prohibition against liquor sales on election day, provided that liquor may be sold on the Fourth of July if it occurs on a Saturday and deleted references to "package store beer permits" and "drug store beer permits"; P.A. 82-299 amended Subsec. (a) by adding references to catering establishments; P.A. 83-283 amended Subsec. (a) by adding reference to racquetball facility permits; P.A. 84-494 added a new Subsec. (f) concerning the hours of operation of premises operating under airport restaurant permits and airport bar permits; P.A. 84-546 made technical change in Subsec. (a); P.A. 85-380 deleted provisions in Subsecs. (a) and (f) re nightclub permits and added Subsec. (g) re hours during which liquor may be served under a nonprofit golf tournament permit; P.A. 86-403 made technical changes; P.A. 87-321 amended Subsec. (f) by establishing hours and days of closing for airport airline clubs and by providing that food or nonalcoholic beverages may be sold, dispensed or consumed in places operating under any class of airport permit at any time, as allowed by agreement between the state and its lessees or concessionaires; P.A. 89-181 amended Subsec. (c) to include brew pubs; P.A. 90-44 amended Subsec. (a) to allow lane side service of alcohol in bowling alleys at two p.m. rather than five p.m.; P.A. 93-139 made technical changes, added a provision to allow towns to reduce the hours of sale in all permit premises except sales pursuant to an airport restaurant permit, airport bar permit or airport airline club permit and allowed Sunday sales in all towns; P.A. 95-161 amended Subsec. (d) to prescribe the days and hours brew pubs could sell beer for off-premise consumption and inserted new Subsec. (i) re on-premise consumption, relettering former Subsec. as (j); P.A. 99-159 amended Subsec. (e) to add Subdiv. indicators and a provision in new Subdiv. (2) to allow for one year premises operating under a manufacturer permit for a brew pub in which class III gaming takes place to remain open when the brew pub itself must be closed; P.A. 00-192 amended Subsec. (a) to add references to casino permits and caterer liquor permits, designate existing exception in Subdiv. (4) as Subpara. (A), substitute "where food is also available" for "with hot meals" in said Subpara. and add Subdiv. (4)(B) re casino permittees, effective May 26, 2000 (Revisor's note: In Subdiv. (4)(B), a reference to "section 24 of this act" was deemed by the Revisors to be a reference to definition section 76, and codified accordingly as section "30-37k", for accuracy); P.A. 01-17 amended Subsec. (c) by deleting references to the color or transparency of drink containers for alcoholic liquor dispensed under a bowling establishment permit; June 30 Sp. Sess. P.A. 03-1 amended Subsec. (d) to change the closing hour for sales by package stores, drug stores and grocery stores from eight o'clock p.m. to nine o'clock p.m., effective August 16, 2003; P.A. 05-7 amended Subsec. (d) by adding references to manufacturer permits for a brew pub and manufacturer permits for beer and deleting provision re unlawful sale of beer for consumption off premises of brew pub, and amended Subsec. (e)(1) by adding references to manufacturer permits for beer, but see entry for P.A. 05-226; P.A. 05-226 repealed section 2 of P.A. 05-7 which amended Subsecs. (d) and (e), effective July 8, 2005, amended Subsec. (d) to include references to manufacturer permits for beer and amended Subsec. (e) to delete references to premises operating under a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, delete Subdiv. (1) designator and delete former Subdiv. (2) re exception for premises operating under a manufacturer permit for a brew pub in which class III gaming may be legally conducted; P.A. 05-288 made a technical change in Subsec. (g), effective July 13, 2005.

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