Utah Administrative Code

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R81. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration.

Rule R81-4. Retail Licenses.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R81-4-1. Authority.


R81-4-2. Purpose.


R81-4-3. Definitions.

Pursuant to the authority and purpose given in 32B-6-202, 32B-8b-102(2), and 32B-1-102(46) the commission shall define the following as such:

(1) "Hotel" means a commercial lodging establishment:

(a) that offers temporary sleeping accommodations for compensation;

(b) that is capable of hosting conventions, conferences, and food and beverage functions under a banquet contract;

(c) that has adequate kitchen or culinary facilities on the premises of the hotel to provide complete meals; and

(d) that has at least 1000 square feet of function space consisting of meeting and/or dining rooms that can be reserved for private use under a banquet contract that can accommodate a minimum of 75 people, provided that in cities of the third, fourth or fifth class, unincorporated areas of a county, and towns, the commission shall have the authority to waive the minimum function space size requirements.

R81-4-4. Verification of Proof of Age by Applicable Licensees.

(1) Authority. 32B-1-407(4)(b) and (5) and 32B-2-202(1)(b).

(2) Purpose.

(a) 32B-1-407 requires applicable licensees to verify proof of age of persons who appear to be 35 years of age or younger either by an electronic age verification device, or an acceptable alternate process established by commission rule.

(b) This rule:

(i) establishes the minimum technology specifications of electronic age verification devices; and

(ii) establishes the procedures for recording identification that cannot be electronically verified; and

(iii) establishes the security measures that must be used by the bar licensee to ensure that information obtained is used only to verify proof of age and is not disclosed to others except to the extent authorized by Title 32B.

(3) Application of Rule.

(a) An electronic age verification device:

(i) shall contain:

(A) the technology of a magnetic stripe card reader;

(B) the technology of a two dimensional ("2d") stack symbology card reader; or

(C) an alternate technology capable of electronically verifying the proof of age;

(ii) shall be capable of reading:

(A) a valid state issued driver's license;

(B) a valid state issued identification card;

(C) a valid military identification card; or

(D) a valid passport;

(iii) shall have a screen that displays no more than:

(A) the individual's name;

(B) the individual's age;

(C) the number assigned to the individual's proof of age by the issuing authority;

(D) the individual's the birth date;

(E) the individual's gender; and

(F) the status and expiration date of the individual's proof of age; and

(iv) shall have the capability of electronically storing the following information for seven days (168 hours):

(A) the individual's name;

(B) the individual's date of birth;

(C) the individual's age;

(D) the expiration date of the proof of age identification card;

(E) the individual's gender; and

(F) the time and date the proof of age was scanned.

(b) An alternative method of verifying an individual's proof of age when proof of age cannot be scanned electronically:

(i) shall include a record or log of the information obtained from the individual's proof of age including the following information:

(A) the type of proof of age identification document presented;

(B) the number assigned to the individual's proof of age document by the issuing authority;

(C) the expiration date of the proof of age identification document;

(D) the date the proof of age identification document was presented;

(E) the individual's name; and

(F) the individual's date of birth.

(c) Any data collected either electronically or otherwise:

(i) shall be used by the licensee, and employees or agents of the licensee, solely for the purpose of verifying an individual's proof of age;

(ii) for purposes of investigating Title 32B Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, shall be provided upon request to a law enforcement officer or any other person authorized to investigate violations of Title 32B Alcoholic Beverage Control Act;

(iii) may not be retained by the licensee in a data base for mailing, advertising, or promotional activity;

(iv) may not be retained to acquire personal information to make inappropriate personal contact with the individual; and

(v) shall be retained for a period of seven days from the date on which it was acquired, after which it must be deleted or destroyed.

(d) Any person who still questions the age of the individual after being presented with proof of age, shall require the individual to sign a statement of age form as provided under 32B-1-405.


alcoholic beverages

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 24, 2018

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

32B-8b-102(2); 32B-2-202; 32B-1-102(46)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R81, please contact the promulgating agency (Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.