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R81. Alcoholic Beverage Control, Administration.

Rule R81-12. Local Industry Representative Licenses (Distillery, Winery, Brewery).

As in effect on October 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R81-12-1. Application.

(1) No license application will be included on the agenda of a monthly commission meeting for consideration for issuance of a local industry representative license until the applicant has first met all requirements of Sections 32B-1-304 and 32B-11-606 (qualifications to hold the license), and 32B-11-604 (submission of a completed application, payment of application and licensing fees, verification the person is a resident of Utah, a Utah partnership, a Utah corporation, or a Utah limited liability company, and an affidavit stating the name and address of any manufacturer, supplier, or importer the person will represent.

(2)(a) All application requirements of Subsection (1) must be filed with the department no later than the 10th day of the month in order for the application to be included on that month's commission meeting agenda unless the 10th day of the month is a Saturday, Sunday, or state or federal holiday, in which case all application requirements of Subsection (1)(a) must be filed on the next business day after the 10th day of the month.

(b) An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant.

(c) A completed application filed after the deadline in Subsection (2)(a) will not be considered by the commission that month, but will be included on the agenda of the commission meeting the following month.

R81-12-2. Industry Participation in Educational Seminars Involving Liquor, Wine and Heavy Beer Products.

(1) Authority. This rule is pursuant to 32B-4-401 and -701 to 708. These provisions preclude an industry member from selling, shipping, transporting, furnishing or supplying or causing the selling, shipping, transporting, furnishing or supplying of liquor, wine, and heavy beer products to another within this state other than the department, a military installation, a holder of a special use permit to the extent authorized in the permit, and a bonded liquor warehouse; preclude an industry member from supplying anything of value except as allowed by law; preclude an industry member from giving away any of its alcoholic products to any person except for testing, analysis, and sampling purposes by the department and local industry representative licensees to the extent authorized by the Act; allow an industry member to participate in educational seminars involving the department, retailers, holders of educational or scientific special use permits, or other industry members under certain conditions, but preclude the use of samples at such seminars; and allow an industry member to serve alcoholic products to others at a private social function hosted by the industry member so long as the product is not served as part of a promotion of the industry member's products or as a subterfuge to provide samples to others for product testing, analysis, or sampling purposes.

(2) Definitions. For purposes of this rule:

(a) "Educational seminar" means an educational class involving the study of alcoholic beverages attended only by students who have registered in advance for the course, a privately-hosted event or social function held by a private group engaged in the study of alcoholic beverages, and a private training session held by a retailer for the purpose of educating the retailer and the retailer's employees of the qualities and characteristics of alcoholic beverages. An educational seminar does not include a seminar to which the general public is invited to attend.

(b) "Industry member" means a liquor, wine or heavy beer manufacturer, supplier, importer, wholesaler, or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees, or representatives.

(c) "Private event" means a specific social, business, or recreational event for which an entire room, area, or hall is leased , rented, or reserved, in advance by an identified group, and the event is limited in attendance to people who are specifically designated and their guests. "Private event" does not include an event to which the general public is invited whether for an admission fee or not.

(d) "Retailer" means the holder of an alcoholic beverage license or permit issued by the commission to allow the holder to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages to consumers, or any of the holder's agents, officers, directors, shareholders, partners, or employees.

(e) "Sample" means liquor, wine and heavy beer that is placed in the possession of the department for testing, analysis, and sampling by the department, or for testing, analysis, and sampling by local industry representatives on the premises of the department. Samples are furnished by industry members to the department for these purposes at no cost, and are labeled by the department as samples. Sample does not include liquor, wine and heavy beer that is sold by the department at retail after taxes and markup have been included.

(3) General Purpose. This rule authorizes industry representatives, under certain restrictions, to attend and participate in educational seminars where liquor, wine and heavy beer products are analyzed, tested, and tasted.

(4) Application of Rule.

(a) An industry member may attend and participate in an educational seminar where liquor, wine and heavy beer products are analyzed, tested, and tasted only as the invited guest of the host of the seminar. An industry member may not directly or indirectly host, organize, or otherwise arrange for an educational seminar where such products are present.

(b) Liquor, wine and heavy beer products used at an educational seminar must be purchased by the host from the department at full retail. An industry member may not directly or indirectly furnish or otherwise provide the liquor, wine and heavy beer products for the seminar. No liquor, wine or heavy beer samples may be present or used at an educational seminar. Tastings involving samples may occur only on the department's premises in accordance with Section 32B-4-705(5) and (8).

(c) An industry member may be invited by the host to lecture, and analyze, test, and taste the liquor, wine and heavy beer products during the industry member's presentation at an educational seminar.

(d) An educational seminar where liquor, wine and heavy beer products are present may not be used by an industry member to introduce retailers to new products which are not presently listed by the department for sale in this state.

(e) An educational seminar may not be open to the general public.

KEY

alcoholic beverages

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

May 22, 2012

Notice of Continuation

May 2, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

32B-4-401; 32B-4-701 to 708


Additional Information

Contact

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.